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Channeling? What Does Islam Say?
Bismillah Rahman Raheem
From The Desk of Yusuf Estes
National Muslim Chaplain USA

Salam alaykum - Peace:

Thank you for taking the time to write and to share your ideas and concerns about 'magic powers, speaking or communicating with the dead or any world beyond and esoteric knowledge, etc.'

Your question stated:

"Happy new year sheik i known its not our new year but i just thought i shld wish u happy new year. i just wanted to know what ure opinion was as regards chaneling *(talking or communicating with 'ghosts' or 'demons' or someone 'dead')?

i have a book called human latent power and i have been reading it . it teaches about harnessing powers in it it says people like muhammed and jesus had these powers but they only told such things in parables for people then would have been too slow to understand and they'll u think there is harm in seeing what it is about. i am in search of esoteric knowledge i have a very strong cravin for knowledge ani am just 18 what can i do
just wanted to know what ure opinion was as regards chaneling[?] i have a book called human latent power and i have been reading it .

First of all, you are absolutely correct, we do not celebrate the "sun worshippers new year." So, please don't send things like that to me or anyone else in the future.

Next to come to the answer to your question:

All this talk of 'powers' makes me think that you are being led the wrong way. There is no might or power except for the Might and the Power of Allah.

The prophets did not have any powers. That was Allah doing these things to prove to the people that these were, in fact, the people whom they claimed to be. This was like their calling card or indentification badge as it were.

Don't fall for all of these old tricks. This is mentioned in the Quran in surah Baqarah, 2:102.

Magic and powers are tricks that Allah lets the shaytons and devils use to further misguide those who do not want to be Muslims in the submission to the obedience of Allah.

Stay away from false worship. Read chapter 31 of the Quran or better yet, order a copy of our latest CD - FREE:

Please hurry - it is important to you and your relationship with your Lord.

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Jazakalah khair for coming by and spending time with us.

Salam alaykum,
Yusuf Estes



#1 anonymous 2010-06-14 02:12
Assalamu alaykum, a very brief yet comprehensive answer to those who practice such sort of things. People learn the deen from such people and take them as their leaders (Imam). Instead of makin matters much much complicated, why don't they ask Allah directly as Allah alone has power?

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