Is This Black Magic?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: I am concerned by a series of recent and drastic changes in my life. People have started to distrust me for no good reason. I have an increased number of dreams, each one stranger than the other. I am feeling extremely lethargic. My fiancé no longer wants to marry me. Am I being targeted by black magic? How can I protect myself?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah grant you shifa and protect you from harm.


“And put your full trust in Allah; and Allah suffices as an Ever-Trusted Trustee.” [Qur’an, 33:3]

Please continue doing your fardh salats, on time, as a means of protection from all types of harm. Read the three Quls and Ayatul Kursi at least in the morning and evening. If you can, read them after every fardh prayer. Try your best to keep in wudu.

Pray Salatul Hajat and ask Allah to lift this tribulation from you.


Check if you have wronged anyone in words or actions, intentionally or unintentionally. If you have, do your best to mend ties and ask for forgiveness. Give sadaqa and make dua for ease.

Seek help

Ask for help from a trustworthy scholar in your area. A sign that one is sincere in helping you is refusal to accept money.

If your former fiancé is willing to give your relationship another chance, then suggest couples counselling to him. If not, then trust that although the Decree of Allah not always easy to bear, it is always khayr.

I pray that Allah eases your tribulation and draws you ever nearer to Him through this hardship.

Please refer to the following links:

How to Counteract the Effects of Black Magic
Is Someone Using Black Magic to Destroy My Marriage?
The Evil Eye: A Reality?
ANSWERS: How do I protect myself from spiritual harm and evil forces?


Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani