Punishment for Magic

Q: I wanted to ask about what is the punishment in the Hereafter for the person who goes to a magician in order to make the magician cast a spell on a victim. I know anyone who learns black magic is a mushrik (polytheist) and has no link with Islam nor does he has any link with the Hereafter. But, what about the punishment for a person in the Hereafter, who goes to a magician in order to make him cast a spell any kind of spell on a victim?

A: The hadith states that one who goes to a magician in order to cast witchcraft on another, has committed an act of kufr (disbelief). If that person dies without taubah (repentance) and reverting back to Islam, then for him or her shall be the punishment that Allah has promised for all those who leave the fold of Islam, and that punishment is mentioned in Sura 2, verse 217: .. “Allah shall destroy all their good deeds in this world and the hereafter, and they shall enter hell fire to remain therein forever and forever”. In other words, their punishment will be that of the kuffar (disbelievers).

Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai
Darul-Uloom Abubakr