Islam and magic

In Islamic culture and Muslim communities throughout the world, magic is


In Islamic culture and Muslim communities throughout the world, magic is "widespread and pervasive". Magic or sorcery and divination, or occultism, encompass a wide range of practices. These include protection from black magic, the evil eye, demons, and evil jinn, which are thought to bring "illness, poverty, and everyday misfortunes"; or alternately practices seeking to bring "good fortune, health, increased status, honor, and power". Techniques include evocation, casting lots, the production of amulets and other magical equipment. Magic have been called a "vital element of everyday life and practice" in both the contemporary and historical Islamic world, the topics generating a "staggering" amount of "literature.
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