Saturday 21 Sha‘ban 1445 - 2 March 2024

Divorced wife due to her family’s use of sihr (magic or witchcraft)


In The Name Of ALLAH.

(Q)I was married to a Muslim girl, and I divorced her because, I couldn't intercourse with her,and I'm 100% O.K., and I discovered the reason for that,which was "SEHER"(MAGIC). We(my father and I)were advised to go to a "SHIEKH" to solve this problem, and that SHIEKH read some"QUR'AN VERSES" only,and my ex. wife was totally shaking,and was absolutely obvious that someone did a "SEHER" to her.

After that, I discovered that my ex. wife's family use the "SEHER" in their life, so I decided to divorce her because,her family wanted to carry on with "SEHER". Now I'm asking about any USEFUL INFORMATION to help me to overcome my problem, because I need to marry again ?

Prompt answer would be appreciated. Thanks,


Praise be to Allah.

What I advise you to do is to put your trust in Allaah and hasten to remarry. Nothing will harm you so long as you put your trust in Allaah, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): ". . . And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. . ." [al-Talaaq 65:3]

But this time you should make the effort to check out your future wife and her family very carefully. Take a lesson from your past experience, for the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The believer should not stung from the same hole twice." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 6133).

Something that may help you not to worry is the fact that it appears from your question that the fault lay with your ex-wife, and not with you. So you must strive to recite the verses of the Quraan which offer protection (muawwidhaat i.e., Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Naas) immediately after each prayer and before sleeping, blow into your hands when you recite them, and wipe your face and body with your hands.

May Allaah protect you and us from all evil.

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Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid