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Black Magic__Practices and Beliefs
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Prepared by iBti$am Badar

13th August 2009

Black Magic__Practices and Beliefs May 19, 2009

Dedication

I dedicate this project to my parents. My father whose love and care make everything possible for me, and my mother whose presence is the constant source of encouragement that keeps me going through life.

Black Magic__Practices and Beliefs May 19, 2009

Table of Contents
Acknowledgement Abstract 1. Introduction
1.1 Research Topic Introduction 1.2 Working Hypothesis 1.3 Research Strategy Description 1.4 References 2. Core Concepts 2.1 What? 2.2 Why? 2.3 How? 2.3 Origin 2.3 Symptoms 2.3 Methods 2.3 Effects 2.3 Protection 3. Belief & Practice Rate In Pakistan 3.1 Belief In Black Magic 3.2 Ratio of Black Magic Involvement 4. Black Magic & Education 5. Immunity & Protection 5.1 Dispelling 5.1.1 Quran Recitation 5.5.2 Talisman 5.2 Islamic Way of Life 5.3 Avoid Advertisement 5.4 Awareness 5.5 Eradication Appendix A. References

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Acknowledgements
All praises for ALLAH ALMIGHTY, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious, Who helped and blessed me all the way along for the completion of the project. Further I thank my friends, who are always there when I need them.

My immense gratitude goes to Ms. Adeela. Her valuable and expert guidance, scholarly criticism, sympathetic attitude, and mesmerizing way of delivering lectures developed my interest in English course, gave us believe that English language is not difficult and made me feel a confidence on my self in speaking English and also improve our communication skill! For the first time I felt my heart a feeling of certainty sense of self-reliance. The interest in this course, she developed, helped me a lot towards the completion of this project.

Author, Ibtisam Badar

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Abstract
Black magic is the negative use of energies and power by jealous and malicious human beings, whose main objective is to harm or deprive others from something. Magic has the power to seduce, dement and kill. While many people do not believe in black magic, there are also many who do. Believers are either practicing the magic or are the recipient of an evil spell.

The black magic practices are not only common in illiterate people, but in educationally sound communities as well. Although the literacy rate is increasing among people, the practice rate of Black Magic hasn’t decreased; in fact it is increasing constantly with the increase of jealousy, frustration, greed, selfishness, negativity and inability to accept other’s happiness and growth. It is a crime that must be stopped by educating people of its adverse effects and by highlighting it under Quran and Sunnah. Strong actions must be taken against those who practice it and those who go to sorcerers for casting it on others.

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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Research Topic Introduction
The research topic I chose for your course is focused on the black magic. The research questions I wished to answer were: Do people really practice black magic in our country, nowadays? Is the practice of black magic decreasing with increasing literacy rate? How well can we address this problem? I chose this topic partly as a result of my interest developed from a lot of stories, related to black magic, we hear from people living around us. Additionally, I was intrigued by the advertisements we see in newspapers about dispelling its effects. Some people strongly disagree with its very existence, whereas some believe in it, while some others say that their lives have been affected by it. I wanted to investigate whether black magic is truly injuring peoples' lives, and whether education, both Islamic and scientific,...
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