The Evils of Harry Potter and the Kufr of Magic
95 Minutes [it’s a 22 MB MP3 file – I won’t provide a download link]
Here is the copy-and-paste of the post:
“By Abul-‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson
An important lecture on the topic of Magic, more specifically how it has found its way in to Muslim homes by way of books, video games and other media, usually under the guise of fiction and educational benefit. The evil characteristics of magic are outlined with examples from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah in addition to an analysis of the Harry Potter phenomena (a magic-laden fictionally trilogy) which has grasped the attention span of children around the world with remarkably ability.
What Prompted this Lecture?
We strongly encourage the Muslims to propagate this lecture, as the subtle and not so subtle magic that opposes our deen and corrupts our communities is often overlooked due to its fictional classification. In addition, it shows the importance of guardianship, being concerned with our children’s time, their books, games etc. Finally, it exposes the evil contained in the Potter series, this lecture was prompted by the fascination of young Muslims in the community with Harry Potter, loving him, admiring him and wanting to be like him – all under the eyes of their parents, unaware or uninterested in what our beloved Muslim children are reading and watching.
From the topics discussed:
Protecting ones’ self and one’s family from the shaytaan
The responsibility of guardianship/parenthood
The verdicts on magic according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah
The types of magic (illusionary and afflictive)
Black magic, white Magic – good and bad magic?
Harry Potter; his character, companions, teachers, passions and goals
Examples of the magic contained in the Harry Potter books
Divination – predicting the future
The position of the sharee’ah concerning fiction”
Alright kids, no more Harry Potter! Keep in mind that in certain evangelist circles, we do find a similar rhetoric about the “master of black magic” Harry Potter – what ever happened to “Little Nick” ?