Dialogue Cured Magic
Ibn Abbass - may Allah be pleased with them both - said, "Dimaad, from the tribe of Azad Shanooah came to Makkah. He was a person who used to cast off magic spells. He heard the fools among the people of Makkah saying, Muhammad is possessed.So he said (in contemplation), Perhaps if I meet this man Allah will heal him from my hands. Ibn Abbass continued, "So he met him and (the following dialogue ensued): Dimaad: O Muhammad, I cast off magic spells and Allah heals whomever He wills from my hands. Should I go ahead (with you)? Messenger of Allah: Indeed, all praises belong to Allah. We thank Him and seek His aid.
Whosoever Allah guides, none can mislead and whosoever He misleads, no one can guide. And I testify that there is no deity deserving to be worshipped except Allah alone, without partners, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. To proceed ... Dimaad (cutting in): Repeat those words of yours to me. So the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) repeated them to him thrice."
Dimaad: I have heard the speeches of the soothsayers, the magicians and those of the poets, but I have never heard these kinds of words; they reach to the depths of the ocean. Let me have your hand so that I pledge allegiance to you upon Islam. So, he took the pledge of allegiance from him. Messenger of Allah: Does it include your people? Dimaad : And including my people.
Ibn Abbass continued, "Later on, the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) dispatched an army which passed by his people and the leader of the unit asked his army, did you seize anything from those people? One of them said, I took a cleaning bowl from them. The leader replied, return it back for those are the people of Dimaad." (Muslim)
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited