Punishment for Casting Black Magic Spells in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, the black magic culture is something which is not very common. It is simply an anachronistic superstitious concept which is strictly prohibited in Islam. Even such a crucial warning has announced for a witch or magic spell practitioner that he/she would not be any more Muslims after this act. For the same reason years, back few reports on black magic caused authorities to hang accused people. Among those who were charged with black magic punishment, the majority was of foreigners or illiterate persons. There are no definite criteria of black magic in Islam. It falls even beyond the boundary of magic spell or superstitious dark ages act. Even fortune telling or study or practice of astrology can be considered as black magic in Saudi Arabia.

Black magic trend: In Saudi Arabia, an anti-black magic unit has been established by authorities. The duty of this unit is to suspect someone involved in magic. The unit first observes the activities of a suspicious person especially outsiders. Then in the case of activities have taken as suspicious, sufficient evidence has to be gathered from the accused person. The evidence comprises of any rare fluid like blood, charms, a book on black magic knowledge and presence of any strange thing.

The motive behind Black Magic: In west black magic, culture is adopted for wealth, fame, money, love or anything which is desirable but can’t be acquired through employing natural resources. In Saudi Arabia, although this activity is not that much prevalent but still some people carry on such activities secretly in order to fulfill their desires.

Accused victims in the Saudi Kingdom: Saudi religious police unit suspected a Lebanese TV celebrity due to religious pilgrimage Hajj. He used to conduct a show on Lebanon TV related to predictions and fortune telling about people. He was charged with accused of being involved in nonreligious activities. The police unjustifiably pressurized him to confess his crime if he wants to go back to his homeland. Under pressure, he confessed this before a judge after that his confession further headed him towards more difficulty. The court announced capital punishment for him. He got freed when international pressure was built up by Lebanon and other humanity movements in the world. The supreme court of Kingdom gave its verdict that his acts never harmed anyone.

Punishment for Casting Black Magic Spells in Saudi Arabia: Keeping in view the above-mentioned cases, it is clear that punishment for Black magic is very strict in Saudi Arabia. There were several cases during previous years in which people were charged with capital punishment due to being accused of black magic and magic spell. The standard punishment in Saudi law for proved black magic activity is Capital punishment. There are some other activities which fall in this activity regarding this punishment. Even forecasting regarding one’s life fall in this category and the accused one can be charged with the same punishment. In Saudi Arabia everyone especially a foreigner should be very cautious about any such activity. A little careless act can cause deadly consequences.

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