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Shams al-Ma'arif - The Most Dangerous Book in the World?

  • Published on Oct 28, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • In this episode, we explore the most (in)famous book of occult sciences in the history of the Islamicate World: the Shams al-Ma’arif (Sun of Knowledge).
    WARNING: I am quoting and showing images from the book in this episode. Those concerned about its dangers might want to avoid watching it.
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    Music by:
    Filip Holm
    Ethan Sloan
    Sources/Recomended Reading:
    Al-Buni, Ahmad ibn ‘Ali. “The Sun of Knowledge (Shams al-Ma’arif): An Arabic Grimoire in Selected Translation”. Translated by Amina Inloes & Illustrated by J.M. Hamade. Revelore Press, 2021.
    Coulon, Jean-Charles (2022). “Amulets and Talismans in the Earliest Works of the Corpus Bunianum”. In “Amulets and Talismans of the Middle East and North Africa in Context” (Edited by Marcela A. Garcia & Petra M. Sijpesteijn). Brill.
    Gardiner, Noah (2012). “Forbidden Knowledge? Notes on the production, transmission, and reception of the major works of Ahmad al-Buni”. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 12 (2012). University of Michigan.
    Gardiner, Noah (2014). “Esotericism in a manuscript culture: Aḥmad al-Būnī and his readers through the Mamlūk period”. Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan.
    Gardiner, Noah (2017). “Esotericist Reading Communities and the Early Circulation of the Sufi Occultist Aḥmad al-Būnī’s Works”. Arabica 64 (2017) 405-441. Brill.
    Gardiner, Noah (2017). “Stars and Saints: The Esotericist Astrology of the Sufi Occultist Ahmad al-Buni”. Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft (Spring 2017). University of Pennsylvania Press.
    Melvin-Koushki, Matthew & Noah Gardner (2017). "Islamicate Occultism: New Perspectives". Brill.
    Saif, Liana (2015). "The Arabic Influences on Early Modern Occult Philosophy". Palgrave Macmillan.
    Saif, Liana; Francesca Leoni; Matthew Melvin-Koushki & Farouk Yahya (2021). "Islamicate Occult Sciences in Theory and Practice". Brill.
    Saif, Liana (2022). “Narratives of Danger: The Sun of Knowledge in Arabic Occulture”. Article: www.leidenislamblog.nl/articl...
    Savage-Smith, Emily (ed.) (2004). "Magic & Divination in Early Islam". Ashgate Publishing.
    Van Bladel, Kevin (2009). "The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science". Oxford University Press.
    Varisco, Daniel Martin (2017). “Illuminating the Lunar Mansions (manazil al-qamar) in Sams al-Ma’arif”. Arabica 64 (2017), 487-530. Qatar University.
    "The Openings Revealed in Makka", al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Ibn 'Arabi. Translated by Eric Shu'ayb Winkel. Vol. 1. Pir Press.
    “Shams al-Ma’arif al-Kubra”. Arabic Printed Edition by Dar al-Mizan.
    #occult #magic #middleeast

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  • Let's Talk Religion
    Let's Talk Religion  Month ago +14

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    • Sayed Mohammed Taqi Quadri
      Sayed Mohammed Taqi Quadri Month ago

      In which school aur madarsa we can learn about teaching of Al buni and ibnul Arabi..
      Please share the details

    • Ali Javeed
      Ali Javeed 3 days ago

      Where can I download this book link ? Please

    • Giles Hartop
      Giles Hartop 3 days ago

      @Ali Javeed your a shaytaan

  • nflix n chillz
    nflix n chillz 7 months ago +3670

    i’ve never heard an english speaking native pronounce Arabic this great!!! Truly impressive!!! Subbed.

    • Esca
      Esca 6 months ago +13

      Agree .

    • Justin N
      Justin N 6 months ago +160

      He's Swedish

    • Dev
      Dev 6 months ago +60

      If someone learns any language and literature for years, it becomes natural for them to pronounce that language in most authentic way.

    • Hollow Jack
      Hollow Jack 6 months ago +48

      He is Arab that lives in Sweden or somewhere 😄

  • Hafif Syukra
    Hafif Syukra 5 months ago +259

    I envy your will of learning and researching for this video alone. I'm a muslim myself yet these matter is foreign to me.

    • Saajid Daya
      Saajid Daya 5 months ago +21

      For a good reason, as he explained

    • Eve Ali
      Eve Ali 2 months ago +5

      This things are scary I remember my teenage cousins in Somalia used to read it to be “rebel and cool” and everyone will be feeling weird and having bad dreams

    • 光の亡霊
      光の亡霊 2 months ago +3

      As it should be.

    • The Pirate Collector
      The Pirate Collector 2 months ago


  • F A
    F A 2 months ago +152

    They learned what harmed them and did not benefit them-although they already knew that whoever buys into magic would have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed was the price for which they sold their souls, if only they knew! (Quran 2:102)

    • Lucifer Zero
      Lucifer Zero 2 months ago +7


    • Azarael Hyzer
      Azarael Hyzer 21 day ago +2

      Mind your own business.

    • A Person in the Comments
      A Person in the Comments 20 days ago +5

      @Azarael Hyzer how do you not laugh at yourself after saying that 💀 I'm only calling it out to make you aware that you are worse bro. Always

    • Rooftop
      Rooftop 17 days ago +7

      @Azarael Hyzer Good luck saying the same thing when standing before God

  • Nausaad Zaman
    Nausaad Zaman 5 months ago +1448

    Finally it makes sense now. In my childhood, there was a man of my mother's village could summon Jinn mostly for healing people from illness. The jinn was known to be good unlike Satan/evil-nature but little bit ill-tempered. As urban residents, me, my father & everyone else laughed hearing such things. We decided to witness the attempt. One of my aunt was infertile. Doctor said she may haven't give birth ever. Her father couldn’t bear it. He called that man to arrange a summoning in hope that if Jinn could help. Luckily we were there too. In the full moon. There was almost 15-20 people in my aunt's house locked inside including me & my parents. Completely dark. Not a single drop of light except few aromatic joss stick. One of my grand father was holding the man tightly so that he can not do tricks by himself. The man were supposed to recite some sort of verses for quite a long time. Although he told us before starting rituals that how the jinn will enter. Exactly that happened after few minutes. Something suddenly started walking on the roof. It was so heavy that the whole house was shaking. Than it feels like somebody threw a heavy stone. It fell just in the middle of us directly from the roof . Later we saw it was a huge rock but got puzzled that how did it invaded the roof & fell upon a place full of people but nobody got hurt! Thn we felt that the thing jumped onto the ground, opned the main door which was locked inside, took a chair & sat in the center of room. Remember it was completely dark. Well thn he gave Salam to everybody. I was like shivering after listening his voice. No human can have this kind of voice. It was nasally & too sharp. He was talking bengali but in different dialect which was not familiar to me. Than he calmly heard all the problems & questions whoever asking & replied accordingly. My mother, one who is fearless lady i have ever seen, was asking some questions that results are yet to come in near future. The jinn scolded her saying "we can not tell about prophecies. That power is not given to us. We are another species just like you made by Allah with a certain special powers." my another aunt had been trying hardly to see him in the dark. He noticed instantly. Said, "you tried to see me since the very first time. Can you bear the effect after seeing my avatar? If we are in hiding, that is for a good reason. So let us be." when he was gone, he took almost half of mann fish as his charge. After the ceremony, when the light came back, we were like numb. Couldn't find any loophole that could convice us that it was fake & staged. No third person could enter in the house territory. Even if anybody stays hidden in outside, how could he open the heavy main door which was locked inside. What is the explaination of the throw. How it fell through the roof! But the most interesting part is, my infertile aunt for whom the jinn was summoned is a mother of four children now. Later the jinn appeared again by the same ceremony. Gave her some rituals to follow & told to perform her prayer regularly.
    So this is how the jinn was summoned by that man. He might have chanting those verses. My nana told me that the summoner had some book which is forbidden. Sometimes he may recited the verses from The Qura'n in reverse (Nawjubillah). Nana said, although the man meant to help people but it is wrong & forbidden in Islam. No one is supposed practice such things like magic or summoning Jinn.
    Thanks & Appreciating your efforts from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

    • jane29jeng
      jane29jeng 5 months ago +180

      Woah this is creepy. Audhubillah

    • Sajjad Ali
      Sajjad Ali 5 months ago +32

      Wow, thanks for sharing

    • Persian Dude
      Persian Dude 5 months ago +56

      Yeah man idont have full faith in jenn or smt like that but its forbidden as hell in islam to contact with jenn .btw ihad out of body experience and the first think i saw was a little gobline on my stomach idk why and how after that i get so scared that ididnt try it agein

    • Nausaad Zaman
      Nausaad Zaman 5 months ago +175

      @Persian Dude but if you are a muslim, you have to believe in Jinn as it's in one of the fundamental principle of Islam to believe in Jinn & Farishta created by Allah alongside others.

    • Hari Supriyanto
      Hari Supriyanto 5 months ago +103

      @Nausaad Zaman from the wording, he believed jinn exists but he can’t trust them (the jinn), also it’s forbidden like he just said

  • Vasanti Jayaswal
    Vasanti Jayaswal 6 months ago +106

    Truly appreciate your efforts at presenting valuable knowledge in an objective, thorough yet respectful way. I am fascinated as to the way mystics from many different religions have accessed common, universal truths. For example it seems cryptograms were used in many cultures to reinforce faith in the spiritually alchemical properties contained in sacred scriptures. Best wishes.

    • Phaneendra Rao
      Phaneendra Rao 5 months ago +2

      All Law - reading this comment someone quipped: "Dhedha dhedhainch rehte".

  • Nour Art
    Nour Art 24 days ago +18

    You clearly put a lot of effort into research and learning the correct pronunciation of Arabic names and words and it shows. I applaud your dedication

  • bu5
    bu5 7 months ago +2466

    For those who do not know: in Arabian countries, especially among the older generations, just the mention of this book brings out a very negative, fearful reaction. I once joked with an older person that I was reading this book and he scowled and told me not to joke about things like this. The fact that this is being covered outside is a very interesting and refreshing take! Thanks for this video!

    • Revenger 211
      Revenger 211 7 months ago +100

      I dont know where you live but neither me, my friends, parents or even grandparents knew what that is when I asked..

    • QAR _07
      QAR _07 7 months ago +33

      Wow Which country are u at? I am 19 and everyone I know knows about it

    • Adam Wajih
      Adam Wajih 7 months ago +129

      @QAR _07 yeah the book is known by its title. Pure Kufr

  • Yara Helal
    Yara Helal 5 months ago +80

    I adore this channel. your videos are so informative and well-researched. and I really appreciate how you present your knowledge without passing judgement on the cultures you talk about. it's clear that you put a lot of effort and time into your work, and it's always brilliant. even as an Arab Muslim, I'm learning so much from you that no one here ever mentioned. also, excellent pronunciation!

    • Jugo
      Jugo 3 months ago

      Also, I love the expert lighting (kidding)

    • Bethany Keen
      Bethany Keen Month ago

      my sentiments exactly! it is much appreciated!

  • KING
    KING 5 months ago +120

    One of my relatives had a copy of a black magic book (I don’t know if it was specifically this one). One night, he had such a horrifying experience with the paranormal that he ordered his son to submerge the book in water in order to smear the ink so that the curses could no longer be read. ‘Islamic’ occultism is serious stuff, not at all like the things they show in Hollywood movies with pentagrams and inverted crosses.

    • important stuf
      important stuf 3 months ago +15

      it's no more serious than Jewish and Christian occultism

    • Manal Qailech
      Manal Qailech 3 months ago +23

      @important stuf islamic and jewish occultism are actually the worst because there are higher dark power daring to defy only the worst in some contexts of curses

    • Vinny
      Vinny 2 months ago +9

      @Manal Qailech the same can be found in biblical curses if I’m not mistaken, and the use of any such magic is also outlawed in the eyes of God as one should only seek power through him not of unclean practices.

  • ᜊ Topaz Butterfly ᜊ
    ᜊ Topaz Butterfly ᜊ 2 months ago +28

    This is my first time on your channel. I must say, you’re pronunciation in Arabic is impressing. I am a language nerd (passionated by linguistics). Through languages I get to explore culture and through culture religion. Somehow I haven’t dived into the Islamic world yet. You showed me beauty today, wisdom and faith in God. I really should learn more about the Arabs.

    • Don't test me
      Don't test me Month ago +1

      Arabic mythology and history are definitely super interesting, you should read up on it if you haven't had the cht

    • Mohamed Khaled
      Mohamed Khaled 23 days ago +1

      You are welcome bro,
      I think you should take brian's way
      He might be a gate for you
      He got in the middle of arabs (Egypt)
      With our easy slang you will get arabic very fast .
      Really you will find another world that deserves your attention.
      Hope you good luck.
      #By the way
      Your search and hard work to know other humans with their languages & cultures
      is described in the book of Allah (Quran).
      One day We may contact .

  • Felex
    Felex 5 months ago +149

    i'm very happy and thankful to you that you made sure to differentiate between what is islamic and what is "islamicate", because for me as a Muslim, all these things of magic and occultism break very fundamental rules of islam, that those people chose to translate and understand in a bit of a different way.

    • Greg Phillips EL
      Greg Phillips EL 4 months ago +8

      Islam is broader than your preferred dogma

    • Vigilant of Stendarr
      Vigilant of Stendarr 4 months ago +24

      @Greg Phillips EL Islam is really simple, some people just try to complicate it.
      One should be seeking help and support from God and God only.
      Using occultism and taking help from Jinns to succeed in this world will only cause the person to be banished from Islam and suffer in the hereafter.

    • seabert otter
      seabert otter 3 months ago +7

      @Vigilant of Stendarr Or maybe not. I'm amazed how people think they understand the limits of God's Compassion. True spiritual understanding would be a positive thing and wondering about the inner understanding of others would be an idle distraction. Most people don't know themselves but promulgate the delusion that pretends to understand and judge the sanctity or lack thereof regarding the complex behavior of God's Children.

    • Ahmad Saleh
      Ahmad Saleh 3 months ago +7

      @Vigilant of Stendarr being a Muslim is simple, but religion as a whole is very complicated. That's why scholars spend there while life learning and so many different sects and views

    • Vigilant of Stendarr
      Vigilant of Stendarr 3 months ago +5

      @Ahmad Saleh always refer to authentic hadith to avoid confusion dude. Islam is easy, the general public are not to be involved in things that make it complicated, focusing on good deeds and obeying the farz and sunnah is enough.
      Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The religion (of Islam) is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigour, it will overpower him. So, follow a middle course (in worship); if you can’t do this, do something near to it and give glad tidings and seek help (of Allah) at morn and at dusk and some part of night”.
      - Bukhari:39

  • Alina Syed
    Alina Syed 2 months ago +36

    I heard from my father and his sisters that their grandfather (my great-grandfather) used to do some magic (black magic) from Quranic verses. There are many stories circulating about him in our family. It is rumored here that a person who does these kind of thing never dies until unless he loses his sons (at young age). My great-grandfather had 3 sons. All died at the age of 40 approximately. Then he died after burying all his sons. My father was 10 years old when my grandfather died.
    We live in a family house (my great-grandfather also used to live in this house). About a year ago we were going through an old book storage. We found a book. It was all about black magic (it could be this book or a similar book). It was really creepy. We decided to burn that book. Because there are still people in our family who would've loved to have these books 😢. People still tell stories of paranormal activities in our house. But these activities died out approximately 20 years after the death of my great-grandfather😢.

    • mikelesa
      mikelesa Month ago

      There’s a difference of opinion amongst the ummah in regards to the permissibility of the talismans. The following ahadith and tafasir and opinions of ulema regarding the permissibility of using amulets:
      Amr bin Shu`aib narrated from his father, from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When one of you becomes frightened during sleep, then let him say: ‘I seek refuge in Allah’s Perfect Words from His anger, His punishment, and the evil of His creatures, from the whisperings of the Shayatin, and that they should come (A`ūdhu bikalimātillāhit-tāmmati min ghaḍabihī wa `iqābihī wa sharri `ibādih, wa min hamazātish-shayāṭīni wa an yaḥḍurūn).’ For verily, they shall not harm him.” He said: “So `Abdullah bin `Amr used to teach it to those of his children who attained maturity, and those of them who did not, he would write it on a sheet and then hang it around his neck.”
      Book: Jamia At Tirmidhi, Chapter: Supplication, Hadees No. 3528
      Amr ibn Shu’ayb reported from his father, from his grandfather that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If any of you gets a nightmare, let him say: I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah against His wrath and His punishment and the’ mischief of His slaves and from the temptations of the devils and that which they bring,
      Then they will not harm him.” So, Abdullah ibn Amr used to teach this supplication to his grown up children. And, he wrote it down on something and hung it on their neck. [SAHIH Abu Dawud 3893 ,sunan tirmidhi Chapter 99, hadith 3539
      Amr ibn Shu’aib (may Allah be pleased with him) said that ‘Rasulu’llah(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) taught my father and grandfather a du’a which we would read before going to sleep, to protect us from fear and anguish.We told our elder children to recite this du’a before going to sleep as well.But for those children who were not yet literate, we would write it and then put it around their necks” [Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal vol.2,Abu Dawud, in ‘Chapter of Medicine’]
      Jabir said: “I had an uncle who used to treat people with incantations for the scorpion’s sting. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade incantations, he came to him and asked him: ‘O Messenger of Allah, You have forbidden incantations, and I treat those who are stung by scorpions with incantations.’ He (peace be upon him) said: ‘He who can help his brother, let him do so.’ (Sahih Muslim, no. 2199)
      The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There is no harm in incantations as long as they do not include Shirk. (Sahih Muslim, no. 2200)
      1.Imam al-Qurtubi says
      “The amulet that are forbidden are those from the Time of Ignorance -]those which are satanic and contain an element of shirk [mantar, voodoo and magic, etc.]. The amulet , which are permitted are those written with du’as evidently from Qur’an and ahadith only” [al-Qurtubi, at-Tadhkirat, chapter on ‘Ta’wiz’]
      2.Allama Alusi al-Hanafi says
      “According to Imam Malik ‘It is permitted to put around the neck the amulet written with the name of Allah.’ Imam Baqir also stated that it is permitted to put such a amulet around the neck of a child” [Ruh al-Mani, chapter 15, under Sura al-Mu’minun, verse 97]
      3. Hafiz Ibn Kathir says
      “Amr ibn Shu’aib (may Allah be pleased with him) said that ‘Rasulu’llah(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) taught my father and grandfather a du’a which we would read before going to sleep, to protect us from fear and anguish.We told our elder children to recite this du’a before going to sleep as well.But for those children who were not yet literate, we would write it and then put it around their necks” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir, under Sura al-Mu’minun, verse 97)
      4. Qadi Shawkani says
      He too narrates the same hadith (.But for those children who were not yet literate, we would write it and then put it around their necks) under the ayah 97 of Surah Al uminun in Fath al-Qadir.
      There are many more but above are a few to counter your established argument.

    • FlipFlop
      FlipFlop Month ago

      @Alina . I have a feeling that you are from Malaysia.

    • Kolumbo The Kninjahman
      Kolumbo The Kninjahman 14 days ago

      Strangely I have seen a djinni and it looked the same as Allah describes in the Quran - it was a trail of firey light that was on the floor - and it formed itself into the sigil of the Church of Satan.
      I find peoples accounts of djinn very interesting because my own personal experience is the same as what God describes but whenever someone else has a story to tell it's always something different that they see, they don't see what I was seeing.
      Really strange times I was glowing and being stalked by MI5 at the time which I found fascinating because for once in my life I was striving to be remarkable in moral character like Abraham.
      Now I know why they were watching - they are dark occultists

  • Ezra Brownstein
    Ezra Brownstein 7 months ago +1526

    Finally someone who cares about proper pronunciation. It's hard to take someone's information seriously if they're butchering the names of what they're talking about.

    • Mr. X
      Mr. X 7 months ago +10

      He still struggles with the 3ain tho

    • Ezra Brownstein
      Ezra Brownstein 7 months ago +32

      @Mr. X yeah but he pretty much nails the qaf

    • Frosty
      Frosty 7 months ago +52

      I wouldn't blame them for mispronouncing a word when they grew up with a certain language and maybe accent, it's a bit hard to pronounce a complicated word in another language honestly

    • Kadesh Hendricksen
      Kadesh Hendricksen 7 months ago +16

      Accents are something that really never go away when learning new languages. We can't even hear our own accent.

    • kmogg569
      kmogg569 7 months ago +28

      His accent is pretty good for a non-native speaker. Has an accent and the pronunciation of ع is not perfect. But quite respectable and he has clearly studied. The majority of the Muslim world are not native Arabic speakers and have some sort of accent. Best to be forgiving and understanding about this issue.

  • Malai
    Malai 6 months ago +52

    Holy moly, I’m so happy I came across this channel. Thank you for making such quality content. You definitely has me as a subscriber.

  • cupidberries
    cupidberries 4 months ago +14

    Philip you have done a wonderful job, the pictures of painting as an artist a tour through the Islamic art from miniature, two point perspectives to a transition to realism was a bonus to watch the video,
    Your research and source material with Citations are spot on, it was a very well spoken, well informed talk with correlation between the sacred text and Islamic astrological and scientific side of the world.
    Not much impress me in life, but your work was commendable, your look beautiful, you speak like a clear water with beautiful Arabic and English pronunciation.
    Keep up the Good work mate!

  • Timimoon Designs
    Timimoon Designs 22 days ago +1

    Thanks for your great research and narration work. Just to add a small detail on what you mentioned at the beginning, Al.Buni is from Buna (Bône), which is nowadays Annaba city in North east city où Algeria (where the basilic of Saint-Augustin is).

  • Z Uthmani
    Z Uthmani 6 months ago +322

    One of my relatives had found a similar book which he got from his dad. He began to read it for spiritual purposes. But things got quickly out of hand. He would experience really scary dreams at first with jins violently taking him under the earth. Then after he really got very ill and doctors got real confused with his conditions because to them they couldn't diagnose the medical problem. Things really became a lot messy and crazy afterwards.!

    • jamesbrook81
      jamesbrook81 6 months ago +19

      Tell us what happened!

    • Tank expert
      Tank expert 6 months ago +84

      Why would someone read a Shirk related book for religious purpose?

    • Broski Channel
      Broski Channel 6 months ago +3

      Just from reading? Or also reciting spells

      MOHAMED 6 months ago +2

      Does he still alive?

  • Damian Masq
    Damian Masq 3 months ago +3

    Your vids are so great, I love learning from your great explanations and study ❤

  • Sine Paradox
    Sine Paradox 6 months ago +914

    Although being a non native Arabic speaker yourself, your pronunciation is pretty much smooth in itself. Goes to show your true dedication for not murdering these words.

    • خالد الرومي
      خالد الرومي 6 months ago +5

      He is Arabic originally.. We can know easily Arabic ppl when they speak English.

    • M5RBsH_ 🇮🇪
      M5RBsH_ 🇮🇪 6 months ago +23

      @خالد الرومي he's not a native

    • ibrahim
      ibrahim 5 months ago +5

      he makes some mistakes here and there which sound odd but most words he says excellently 100%

  • Khodijah Amin
    Khodijah Amin 6 months ago +218

    I find it interesting that in Malaysia we call a djinn community commonly associated to be living in different dimensions of local forests as orang bunian or “Bunian people”. (“Orang” means “people” and bunian is considered as a special noun with no particular meaning in malay language) there’s always tales & reports in which humans gets kidnapped or accidentally enter their dimension. and the bunian people are always being portrayed by oral tradition as peaceful communities (& for some reason with beautiful females) who just want to coexist peacefully with humans but we still shouldn’t do or say things to upset them especially in nature / forests / rivers in which it is believed to be their home.
    I wonder if the usage of this term “bunian people” has any ties with Ahmad Al-Buni’s work since the influence of sufiism is still evident in religious practices in Malaysia to this day. It’s also not uncommon for the ancestors of muslim malays to keep “good djins” as their companions which is said to be passed down from one generation to another. Today’s generation have been educated is an act of shirk, but acts of sihr and or getting help from djinns is quite known to be practiced by people, although of course is forbidden and frowned upon. But pretty common to the point if someone is actually diagnosed with schizophrenia or experiences psychotic episodes, still a large part of the community would think it’s sihr or djinn instead of a treatable mental illness.

    • 《L.V.X.MAGICK》🦋《
      《L.V.X.MAGICK》🦋《 5 months ago +1

      Very interesting. Ty

    • Muhammad Faris Azaman
      Muhammad Faris Azaman 5 months ago +16

      hey Malaysian here too, it didn't hit me at all until he said 'Boonian'. Could very well be how our people even adapted the name for the 'Orang Bunian'. Arab Sufist who came here and taught the works of Al-Buni and our ancestors just call them 'Orang Bunian' to mean 'people that Al-Buni was speaking of'. Might be more to it Allah knows best.
      And "good djinn" you were speaking of that were passed down from generations to generations, you meant "Saka" didnt you? Somehow people that keep them still exist today. I mean there were 2 of my close friend who were passed down from their grandfather and they are like 30 yo. I think both of them have gotten rid of them. But it is not until my generation that this knowledge of them being shirk became prevalent. Our grandparents' generation still think of them as nothing more than 'helpers'

    • Nacelles77
      Nacelles77 5 months ago +5

      In Singapore there are graves for the "Orang Bunian"

    • Muhammad Faris Azaman
      Muhammad Faris Azaman 5 months ago

      @Nacelles77 lol fr?

    • Loft Ilhan
      Loft Ilhan 5 months ago +2

      @Nacelles77where sia

  • Teddy Raffudeen
    Teddy Raffudeen 4 months ago +2

    Beautifully presented and narrated. Gives an insightful and objective perspective of a subject rarely discussed.

  • Wes
    Wes Month ago +3

    this is such a quality video the way you give a warning when your quoting something also is so considerate and your pronounciation is really good for a non native speaker you gained a new sub !

  • Shelby Burke
    Shelby Burke 6 months ago +15

    We need more channels like this with useful informations and legit sources

  • Bashar Ghanem
    Bashar Ghanem 5 months ago +691

    As a Muslim and an Arab, I want to thank you for the respect you showed me by dedicating a substantial amount of effort to making sure that you get a decent pronunciation of the Arabic Language and researching the most dangerous book on earth to help everybody get a clear understanding of the context of the book and story behind it. Also, you, as a non-Muslim and a non-Arab, have educated me about the power and value contained inside the Arabic Language and sentences of the Quran, you have honestly brought me closer to God and to my religion which is something that you’ll be given good deeds for and not forgotten on the day of judgement.

    • leafster
      leafster 5 months ago +6


    • Phaneendra Rao
      Phaneendra Rao 5 months ago +15

      Dr Zakir Naik has been doing it since few decades but ohh he is Ajami/ desi. Not light skinned so wouldn't compel an Arab to get closer to Allah. Ironic!

    • ThePanther
      ThePanther 5 months ago +46

      Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:
      All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.

    • logicbloke
      logicbloke 5 months ago +10

      You seem to ignore that a non Muslim is going to hell, all their good deeds will be voided.

    • Mourad Saadi
      Mourad Saadi 5 months ago +6

      @ThePanther saying something and doing the opposite of it in the same Time!!!!!how about the slaves ,specially womens slaves ?????!!!!

  • Dave Song
    Dave Song 7 months ago +590

    It's high time someone did a series like this. As a westerner there are big holes in my historical knowledge of this part of the world, especially pertaining to magic.

    • Juce
      Juce 7 months ago +63

      Stay away from the occult, just a friendly reminder from another human. It's fine to get a glimpse of it but beware from ever engaging in it brother Dave. Peace be upon you.

    • Danial Yousaf
      Danial Yousaf 7 months ago +58

      @Juce yeah. There is a good reason as to why the djinn aren't visible to us.
      The thought of seeing them may be enticing but it's basically eldritch knowledge: meaning you'll go insane from the experience.

    • Juce
      Juce 7 months ago +3

      @Danial Yousaf 👍

  • Niall O Connell
    Niall O Connell 6 months ago +21

    Excellent analysis of the book and the cultural and folk influence on its content.

  • Jewelry For Him
    Jewelry For Him 5 months ago +40

    Facts. When you grow up in Africa you see all kind of things they do with the Quran (Good and bad) from forced love to bringing big misfortune to people. This video is really accurate actually because some people use Jinns power to do their things. Of course free for everyone not to believe in this but growing up in Africa you see all kind of mystical things :)

    • mamaguevo
      mamaguevo 4 months ago +1

      I live in Somalia. It's not Morroco but my madrassah teacher told me that on the outskirts of a town not far away the tribe who is known for practising black magic lives there

    • Sara
      Sara Month ago

      @mamaguevo I find the 'not Morocco' part so funny , i live in Tunisia and although yes mostly Moroccans are known for their magic / dark magic , that sht exists here and is very very predominant , especially when it comes to 'opening treasures' .
      Really spooky and horrible sh't

  • Haliff Insan
    Haliff Insan 10 days ago

    This video essay is really profound. You explained it really well and spoke through the eyes of a believer. It really puts a different perspective about the context of the book. Especially when you said the book were not meant for the common people (somewhere along the line). Allahuakbar. There were no bias in the video but only well plain explainations for us to experience the book without reading it and not have misconceptions about the book. May Allah guide you and give peace and blessings.

  • eunoia
    eunoia 5 months ago +3

    I've always heared about it as a dangerous magic book,but never knew the truth about it,thx for the great explanation 👏🏼

  • colum6
    colum6 3 months ago +3

    I love your channel. Thanks. I couldn’t help but be reminded of various Kabbalistic texts and beliefs I’ve come across. Has there been any studies examining these two traditions for influences?

  • Hany y
    Hany y 7 months ago +1401

    as someone who's studied islam my whole life i've been warned about this book by almost every person i learned from even in my highschool they warned us about this book to a point that i was even hesitant to click on this video 💀💀

    • ܡܥܡܕ
      ܡܥܡܕ 7 months ago +135

      Yeah lots of stigma around it .. but its nothing but a book .. whom thy believe shall fear the unreasonable

    • Esoteric Pilgrim
      Esoteric Pilgrim 7 months ago +21

      I had this book with me yers back,but I gave it to a friend as i didn’t understand it, at that point of time.

    • 2 cents worth
      2 cents worth 7 months ago +35

      Grow up

    • Hany y
      Hany y 7 months ago +367

      @2 cents worth lmao mate it's still my religion, being wary of what's considered taboo by ur faith has nth to do with age or maturity 💀

    • ܡܥܡܕ
      ܡܥܡܕ 7 months ago +144

      @2 cents worth well at least this shows us how religion can manipulate our psychology leading to fear and anxiety .. he's just sharing his feelings mate .. grow up 😋

  • Safa Umer
    Safa Umer 5 months ago +558

    I know it's scary, but by reading Quran and having faith in Allah you can be protected from these things as long as you don't delve into them.

    • Iss Ayy
      Iss Ayy 5 months ago +30

      It"s forbidden to read such books in islam

    • Ryu
      Ryu 5 months ago +10

      @Maheer Ahmed well according to Islamic tradition the Kaaba was built before man existed ...

    • Ryu
      Ryu 5 months ago +5

      ​@Maheer Ahmed No ... the Kaaba was Re-build ... it Originale existed before human did...

    • Eslam Y
      Eslam Y 5 months ago +31

      @Maheer Ahmed the proof is all around you. You choose to be blind.
      “يهدي من يشاء ويضل من يشاء"

    • Eslam Y
      Eslam Y 5 months ago +2

      @Maheer Ahmed did you watch it being constructed by man? You show me proof that it was man made

  • ismail godo
    ismail godo 5 months ago +38

    It's truly remarkable how well informed you about these stuff.

  • ThriftyWitch
    ThriftyWitch 2 months ago +1

    ❤❤❤ Thank you so much for sharing I love learning about other cultures and knowledge Enjoyed this alot. Planetary square magic and sigils are big part of my craft

  • mikeymyers13
    mikeymyers13 6 months ago +11

    Wooow, what a fantastic work you've done here, sir, absolutely fantastic 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • swaglikealoknath
    swaglikealoknath Month ago +1

    Warning: Anyone reciting the verses differently( as in adding stuff to them, removing stuff, murmuring b/w verses) may be practicing Sihr. Also if any of you have talismans of anysort, check them for numbers unusual words and verses, shapes etc. Allah Hu Aalam

  • Poker Face
    Poker Face 7 months ago +1185

    This book and other books full of talismans and incantations were collectively known as "al kutub al safraa" (the yellow (paged) books). Being found with one in your possession was enough to have you accused of heresy or witchcraft and sent to jail.
    I once saw one of these books and was able to go through the various spells inside and actually found one particularly notorious spell: the one to use to make a woman you desire come to you. It involves drawing certain talismans and symbols on your member and calling out the loved one's name at night.
    Anyway, they say a man was desperately in love with a woman called "Barda'a" (Arabic for saddle, Bedouins often named their daughters similar names). So someone recommended that he try this particular spell after seeing how much he desired this woman. Our friend was not a learned or religious person, he knew little about Djinn and occult things, but he decided to give it a try if there was any chance he could be with the woman he wanted.
    So he went to a secluded hovel or shack outside of the village he lived in. He drew the figures as best he could from the book on his penis. Then he sat there in the dark and started saying, "Barda'a, Barda'a" again and again in the quiet of the night.
    Suddenly he heard a noise outside the door. His heart leapt with fear, excitement and hope all at once. Could this actually be Barda'a outside the door? He stood up and slowly opened the door and right there in front of his shack was a donkey saddle suspended in the air. 😂
    They say he was never the same after that night in the shack outside the village.

  • Abdullah Zahrani
    Abdullah Zahrani 6 months ago +25

    Historians and history lovers have always amazed me with the accuracy of the pronunciation of names

  • Linus Islam Tips
    Linus Islam Tips 6 months ago +15

    Very good presentation, thank you. Although I know too little about this topic and my best course of action is to stay away from such practices especially because if I want something I don't reap the benefits of writing such talismans, etc. instead all I have to do is open my hands and heart and sincerely pray to God as prayer is a Believers biggest weapon and Allah is the most merciful.
    And there is the issue of wanting something from other than Allah which makes these practices problematic.
    I would ultimately deem these practices unnecessary when compared to Dua/ Prayer.
    The interesting part in my opinion are all the (
    theories behind it. For example ((that every creation essentially is a word, a number that Allah commanded so they have "hidden" meanings and powers on their own that one can utilize)).
    Edit: for those wanting to say that you're supposed to take everything in the Quran word for word. Are implying to understand God's word just through reading? You are not capable of that. In the Quran it mentions "those who study the script". If you want to understand the Quran one must study it.
    And Sufism is and especially back in the day was that. Trying to understand.
    And Allah knows best.

  • Asad Asaam
    Asad Asaam 2 months ago +1

    Your research was dead on right! I know a lot! I love how respectfully you have made this video and presented the info😍

  • Matthew Graber
    Matthew Graber 6 months ago +3

    Thank you for this video, as I've been searching for this knowledge for a while. This is very important for establishing a paradigm distinct from our corrupt society, and bringing people to God.

  • Cassy Vorster
    Cassy Vorster 8 hours ago

    My great great grandfather was fluent in Arabic and spent many years in Egypt. I wish he was around to talk to.

  • AdraMelekTaus
    AdraMelekTaus 7 months ago +639

    Just wanted to also chime in to also say that as an Arabic speaker, your pronunciation is excellent and such a breath of fresh air to hear once in a while!

    • Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth
      Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth 6 months ago +1

      Pir, shia, Sufis (so called muslims), dewbondi berelvi Rizvi tableeghi Jamaat who support the blasphemy (I'm God & worship me) of monsoor hallaj are also like Kabbalah Jew who will also follow Dajjal by considering him as their mahdi/mystical sufi, return of Mystical Sufi mansoor hallaj with mighty power as he said his followers that he would come back possibly to take revenge against the true believers (Muslims) of Islam.
      May Almighty ALLAH protect us from this antichrist dajjalik fitna. Aameen.

    • MisstressMourtisha
      MisstressMourtisha 6 months ago +9

      @Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth
      Respectfully, that is false. At the kabbalah isn't evil. What you're saying is no different than a christian saying witchcraft is evil. It stems from ignorance.

    • ibrahim
      ibrahim 5 months ago +2

      @Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth its such a shame you cant see how sectarian and blinkered you are. study more fiqh and akaaid. the more you study the more you will learn about permissible ikhtilaaf and impermissible. even the sahabah differed on interpretation of hadith EVEN SOME AKAAID

  • Zee Hilal
    Zee Hilal 6 months ago +7

    Love your channel. Definitely appreciate the English studies of Islamic paranormal phenomenon ideas

  • Hhydar
    Hhydar 5 months ago +151

    To all those wondering, Yes in Islam we strongly believe in other beings like Djinns who can be either bad or good i nature. To take shelter or staying safe from any kind of evil, there are few Surah (verses) we are told by Allah and Prophet (pbuh) to recite, especially after early morning prayer and last prayer before we sleep. Here in Pakistan, we have extreme ignorance among various illiterate ppl who use islam and then practice magic. It is totally forbidden and can even place u out of the religion if one practices.

    • Guess who
      Guess who 4 months ago +5

      SubhanAllah, the amount of blind people who defend this in the name of spirituality...

    • lyrical emir
      lyrical emir 4 months ago

      and know I am afraid of watching this video

    • Fady Laouini
      Fady Laouini 4 months ago +1

      Im muslim and i dont

    • valerieblud
      valerieblud 4 months ago

      @Fady Laouini huh? it literally said in the quran god literally sadi “we created humans and jin to worship

  • vRozenSch00n
    vRozenSch00n 4 months ago +83

    Thank you for revealing this book. There are many people in Indonesia and Malaysia who are still practicing this Sufism, and there are some traditional midrash that teaches this to selected students mostly who are proficient in Arabic and able memorize the Quran. This Sufism is one of the hardest practice of Sufism that requires seclusion and long fasting, and some of the spells are in Aramaic and Hebrew language written in Arabic. Many of the students cannot stand the temptation of modern materialism. Nowadays only a few in Indonesia that can recreate the "Staff of Moses" and "Ring of Solomon" talisman made of copper plate without touching the plate, or bring a Golem to live, or something that modern people call "teleportation", that can transfer a disease from a patient to a sacrificial animals. The traditional midrash mostly teaches healing a person from physical disease, or disease caused by unseen beings.

    • SlaY
      SlaY 3 months ago +1

      Are you saying this is good or bad? Should I do this if I am a Muslim?

    • vRozenSch00n
      vRozenSch00n 3 months ago +10

      @SlaY You can if you can read Arabic and have strong faith. However, in learning this book, you need to have a teacher who are practicing this book to guide you. There is also physical effort when doing this, such as fasting, seclusion, and temporary celibacy. The temptation sometimes come from you, as in this book there is also a method to command a Jin to steal from others or do bad things, which is against the rule of any religion. Good or bad, it is subjective. In my opinion the danger is greater than the benefit.

    • Aseef Imran
      Aseef Imran 3 months ago +18

      @SlaY what makes this book dangerous is there is truth in it. But those truths are mixed with a hundred lies.
      Astrology, divination, seeking help from anything other than Allah will lead to a path to hell. This book (according to this video ofc) contains all of that except in a hidden, "masked" way.

  • Randall Payne
    Randall Payne 5 months ago

    A student asked me about this book just before winter break. I told him I would look into it (and forgot) until I stumbled on this video while exploring the playlists for your channel, which I stumbled on through Esoterica (which I stumbled on via Religion for Breakfast). Thanks for this! You have a new subscriber and loyal viewer.

  • Ameera Javeria
    Ameera Javeria 4 months ago

    I enjoyed the detailed scholarly account of the (in)famous anthology. Thank you for inspiring me.

  • Wajih bec
    Wajih bec 7 months ago +554

    As an Algerian myself (north of the sahara) we do not mention this book much at all not because of its dangers but because we are uneducated about this stuff 😑. So thanks for this video.

    • Ahmed Chawki
      Ahmed Chawki 7 months ago +26

      ma men just called 40m mfs uneducated cause he doesn't know bout something ... yes we do talk bout god know me and my friends even tried so long to find a version that wasnt fake or misguiding (cause they say it was so distorted throw time the practical version of it is so rare )

    • Kheireddine Btr
      Kheireddine Btr 7 months ago +41

      @Ahmed Chawki i mean no one really mention shams al maarif, uneducated isn't the best word but more it's being slowly lost to time these days, and people don't want to be associated with magic in here.

    • Wajih bec
      Wajih bec 7 months ago +11

      @Ahmed Chawki i wasn't being specific enough maybe not all of us, but in biskra you bloody bet we're not educated about this sort of thing!
      Even the people i know who talk about "magic" and what not never mentioned it.

    • Ahmed Chawki
      Ahmed Chawki 7 months ago +3

      @Kheireddine Btr fair enough but from my pov just to be clear is that everyone i know knows about the book to some extend but i dont think a single one of them read it am pretty sure no one did so that could be the answer to why its lost to time but to say they are uneducated u just pushing cause people do know it and know what it's bout

    • Kheireddine Btr
      Kheireddine Btr 7 months ago +6

      @Ahmed Chawki yes but still people don't talk about it these days and it's understandable, but it might be too much because a lot of us should know what's in these books to be more protective and know what we're dealing with

  • Sadiq B
    Sadiq B 5 months ago +9

    You have a remarkable ability to spell Arabic words with such accuracy. Amazing.

  • Aali Guy
    Aali Guy 6 months ago +553

    My sister-in-law's brother somehow got hold of a copy of this book. He read the book without the knowledge of his family. I guess he must've summoned the Jinn because he changed and became an entirely different person like those people who see things that are not supposed to be real like in the movies. He would get scared being left alone so his family always had someone around him. He eventually ended up committing suicide. It was very tragic.

    • Mymotivation247
      Mymotivation247 6 months ago +57


    • Rabiya Afreen
      Rabiya Afreen 6 months ago +4

      Is that true?

    • Aali Guy
      Aali Guy 6 months ago +85

      @Rabiya Afreen Yes, it's true. He even gave the book to my nephew who read a little bit of it then got scared and returned it back to him.

    • Wat Dat
      Wat Dat 6 months ago +7

      @Mymotivation247 🤦

    • Just a guy with random mustache
      Just a guy with random mustache 6 months ago +63

      @Mymotivation247 it's not cap bro I've seen a dude like that jinn keeping thing and he look so dead inside all the time and as Op's story he committed suicide.Jinn keeping is not for fainted heart

  • PhilEsq
    PhilEsq 20 days ago

    Informative and well made. Truly thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing, friend.

  • علاء الدين
    علاء الدين Month ago +4

    it's a well know book every Arabian knows it,me myself even the name of it gives me the chills

  • Steve Jennings
    Steve Jennings 2 months ago

    Interesting and well presented channel sir. Subbed, thanks for all the research and work

  • Sarah Al-Turk
    Sarah Al-Turk 6 months ago +150

    Your pronunciation of the works and names in Arabic is so satisfying, thank you for making such effort to say them right! Being an Arabic native speaker, I know how hard some letters and vocals can be to non-Arabic speakers.

    • Patrick Day
      Patrick Day 5 months ago +2

      I would be as a child trying to pronounce these words being an English speaker makes some sounds very difficult I tried pronouncing a name of foreign river my friend gave up trying to teach me laughing! 😊

    • the horned god
      the horned god 5 months ago

      Swedish is similar

    • farah butt
      farah butt 4 months ago

      No it isnt difficult . Hes Muslim n can fairly easily pronounce Arabic words, because most of us Muslims read Quran n recite it everyday, atleast i do, Alhamdulillah.

  • The Industry
    The Industry 2 months ago

    Heyy man... I really Love your explanation and your work....
    It is amazing stuff ❤

  • Ali Ahammed Shawon
    Ali Ahammed Shawon 5 months ago +4

    Such an amazing knowledge presented right here.

  • Sahraoui
    Sahraoui 2 months ago

    Thank you for spreading such valuable knowledge

  • Serene
    Serene 6 months ago +24

    I've always had a fascination towards this sort of stuff. I find it kinda funny how the majority of "Don't read this you'll be cursed" mostly comprises of doing this x hundred times on a specific lunar phase and when x planet is alligned with x constellation. Things that make me instinctively go "okay grandpa let's get you to bed".

    • علي ياسر
      علي ياسر 6 months ago +7

      Praise be to God, you do not follow the instructions, you are fine, and you do not understand Syriac or Arabic

  • Pooping Birds
    Pooping Birds 2 months ago

    Great video it got recommended to me out of the blue, if they call this book dangerous then they should really really contemplate on Quran which was written my Allah Himself and every Harf of Quran has powerful meanings and it fits perfectly on each aspect if you read with keen interest

  • Devon Mitchell
    Devon Mitchell 7 months ago +66

    I have really been loving this channel for the past few months. I do not have a post secondary education so I’m really starting from scratch here. I have always been interested in subjects such as these and this channel is a quick and good way to get a handle on things.

    • Engineered Truths
      Engineered Truths 7 months ago +7

      Don't get swallowed up by the occult my friend. Find God in His word first so you have the protection and armor of God

    • An Shan
      An Shan 6 months ago

      Never too late to start. Many of us have to forget what we learnt at school and only then start from the beginning.

    • Abdulh Albu
      Abdulh Albu 5 months ago

      تاريخ السحر الاسود

  • Alanagro
    Alanagro 5 months ago +6

    How have you gotten all that knowledge?! I mean how did you learn all that sensitive information?!, Cause I believe that you've mentioned a very sensitive correct informations!, You are absolutely amazing, and I also would like to thank Sarah in the comment section for her clarification about the Islamic religion and that it is so far away from Sofisim as you've also mentioned about the islamicate

  • aLi 112
    aLi 112 5 months ago +30

    My grandma used to own this book, My older brother mentioned that he and his friend who knows alot about magic and the book opened it. And as soon they did he started hearing sound around him and fast moving creatures which are believed to be jins.

    • Yusuf Mohammed
      Yusuf Mohammed 5 months ago +5

      مفيش حد معاه النسخه الاصليه

    • Ace
      Ace 5 months ago +1

      Did it bring them bad luck and misfortune?

    • Ahmad Badenjki
      Ahmad Badenjki 5 months ago


    • Ahmad Badenjki
      Ahmad Badenjki 5 months ago +1

      @Yusuf Mohammed of course.

    • aLi 112
      aLi 112 5 months ago +4

      @Ace hmm interesting, my brother always calls himself that he has bad luck but not sure if that is related. He also was able to see alot of creatures, from giant looking dark creatures or flying in the skies, to scary long hairy ones. these were sights that don't last for long but its related to him reading these type of books, which my grandma had a collection of as she dealt with magic in her young age may god have mercy on her. after her pass away we gave all these books to the local mosque to do what appropriate with them.

  • Abi ghafari
    Abi ghafari 2 months ago

    Thanks! very interesting! have you read about Tazkirat al Awliya? , it could be a good subject for another research and video.

  • Mystical Traveler
    Mystical Traveler 2 months ago +1

    Thank you so much for raising awareness and true essence of our ancestral wisdom that is very universal, pure, sacred and true in its own nature and creation! Very insightful episode. 🙏

    • Bouabdellah Ghanem
      Bouabdellah Ghanem 2 months ago

      sorcery and cultism is pure, sacred in islam ? you need to check again if you're practicing the real islam and not in a cult ;)

  • Paul Torero
    Paul Torero 3 months ago +3

    When i visited the Philippines, i was introduced to a man who claims to be a direct descendant of Ahmad al-buni. He can perform miracles and heal the sick by magical means. Everyday, people would line up in front of his house just to be treated and to get relief from their ailments. People call him al-bularyo.

  • All Aware
    All Aware 7 months ago +991

    "Shame unto anyone who has this book and reveals it to a stranger."
    Let's talk religion: So I heard of this book..

    • Shaamil Mohammed
      Shaamil Mohammed 7 months ago +48

      On the contrary, he seems to have garnered respect from his viewers as well as those who are not for introducing them to something interesting.

    • ben
      ben 7 months ago +75

      Shame unto anyone who believes anything blindly

    • Usman Memon
      Usman Memon 7 months ago +53

      @ben Prophet never said these things. We don't believe in this non-sense book.

    • ben
      ben 7 months ago +58

      @Usman Memon Yes you don't have to believe the book. But why should anyone prevent the freedom of someone to read it and decide for themselves?

    • Emily R
      Emily R 7 months ago +2


  • Babur Islam
    Babur Islam 5 months ago

    Beautifully explained. Very well done study by the presenter.

  • Kabzzz
    Kabzzz 5 months ago +6

    Great video because all these ancient books are vital for understanding the nature of humanity and the realms beyond. Majority of these books will change you but Ya Allah respects risk takers ; I don’t think a burning desire to learn about the sacredness of God and his Creation is a crime. The Mysterious Creator of Creation brings these desires.
    We all just want to be heard, understood and respected.
    It’s really about restoring, re creating , and sustaining everything humanity needs to thrive.

    • M A K
      M A K 5 months ago +1

      You can even say thst lust is a creation of God
      Doesnt mean u act on it
      Life is a test

  • tatiana155
    tatiana155 3 months ago

    Thank you for this amazing explanation!

  • tajammal hussain
    tajammal hussain 3 months ago +3

    As you have discussed this book, I see that it is more of a help to people who are are distressed one way or the other.

    • Braindread Dodge
      Braindread Dodge 2 months ago +5

      You do not seek help and refuge from anyone except Allah. He is sufficient for all of us.

  • Younes Brijan
    Younes Brijan 4 months ago +10

    People from other cultures have no idea how scary this book is for us 😅
    I'm not even a devout Musilm, and I consider myself a man of logic and science, but the mere idea of watching a video about this book gave me the creeps 😅
    And seeing the pages and the symbols made it even worse 🤣

    • Afshan Usman
      Afshan Usman 2 months ago

      I totally agree with you

    • Liam
      Liam 20 days ago

      From the description here, it is a collection of what was known. Its reputation may be more fearsome than the contents.

    • will saraj
      will saraj 4 days ago

      yeah im a muslim and this book gives me goosebumps but with our strong will and belief towards Allah the greatest and the most merciful nothing man made will truly scare me

  • Witcher
    Witcher 7 months ago +521

    From a Muslim here who is from an Arab country and has a descent knowledge about the religion, for those who think that this book is religious in anyway or who think they will get some kind of powers from Allah or the words of Allah, I’d tell them to not be fooled by these thoughts. This book has nothing religious in it! People see the verses and names of Allah and they think “then this book must be a good Islamic book”.
    Just think about this, what if a Quranic verse is written backwards that doesn’t make it from the Quran anymore. Or if this book tells you to repeat something specific numbers of times, then it changes what is supposed to be holy to something else. Remember, if the prophet didn’t do it nor his companions then that’s just mere innovation and people are fooled thinking it is “religious and holy” to do these rituals. And calling upon Jinn is just pure shirk as we say.
    Remember that whatever this book is telling you about things and stories is just mere lies to convince you that doing these rituals and playing with the Quran like that is ok and religious.
    Ask any scholar and they would tell you this book is basically nothing from Islam.
    Not to mention the dangers this book brings. You keep it at home and you will see and feel things change and happen. You will also hear things. You will never know peace.
    I had 3 family members who were fools enough to think they could learn stuff from the book and they thought they can control Jinn. Well, it turned against them, they got literally mentally ill to the point they had to have them restrained otherwise they might hurt someone or hurt themselves. Eventually all of them died after a long time of suffering with mental illness.
    Just stay away from this book or you will regret it. And remember that if you try to read the book and use its rituals then you will be tested. And if you can’t handle those tests then you will end up like those 3 family members I had.

    • T BliZzy
      T BliZzy 7 months ago +14

      Thank you brother Lml now please help I’m 8:38 in the video should I continue watching?

    • Aasim Ala
      Aasim Ala 7 months ago +29

      The book isn't meant for random laymen to study. The current paradigm, especially in the Arab and Salafi world (and in the west) in which everyone is encouraged to study by themselves and make ijtihaad is the reason that these problems occur. Not everyone is prepared for anything.

    • Witcher
      Witcher 7 months ago +92

      @Aasim Ala
      Studying such a thing and wanting to use what’s in it is basically anti Islamic. And it is what is called Kufr. Tampering with Quranic verses is Kufr. No real Muslim should read that book and use its rituals.

    • Aasim Ala
      Aasim Ala 7 months ago +14

      @Witcher Bro, I know that many consider it so, but as explained in the video, this wasn't the case up until quite recently. In the parts of the world were Salafis are not so prevalent you will still find the Ulema having knowledge of this book. With regards to Talismans and Taweez, Imam Ibn Taymiya RH and some Sahaba RA allowed them so even Salafis don't have an argument against it.

  • ahmad nasrallah
    ahmad nasrallah 5 months ago +3

    The book faces a bad reputation because of the people who use it to harm people. The writer warned against using these powers except against unjust people and those who deserve pain, but unfortunately the powers of the book are used to harm innocent people.

  • Krakkenfromthedeep
    Krakkenfromthedeep 6 months ago +6

    I’ve only met someone from Thailand who practiced the Islamic faith. Their outlook on the occult was a lot different then I guess you could say the traditional. It was more along the lines of the things that can go bump in the night are also gods creatures or at least know of a creator god so they are to be respected and worked around when needed.

  • ishaaq chihuri
    ishaaq chihuri 2 months ago

    Well researched and well explained. Very academic.

  • Morgan Tian
    Morgan Tian Month ago

    Magic square talisman is very common in my neighbour.. Some people even sell it from $25 - $2500 depend on how many time they recite and ritual.. The effect is powerful..

  • InLove Naoko
    InLove Naoko 7 months ago +128

    I am amazed with your Arabic pronunciation and amazing presentation! Kudos!

  • zoya
    zoya  2 months ago +2

    Magic is simply energy. Its like anything can be used for whatever purpose.

  • Aaron Morgan III
    Aaron Morgan III 6 months ago +2

    This was a very well researced historilogical discourse! Can you do the Picatrix next?

  • Paul G.
    Paul G. 2 months ago

    Just discovered your channel, and most certainly has caught my attention with increasing interest. 😊

  • Zee Hilal
    Zee Hilal 6 months ago +2

    That's so funny. I wasn't even raised Muslim but I read all spirit books like you. That's the catchiest one that really rolled off my tongue so well I remembered it without having to write it down. Bismallah!

    • Zee Hilal
      Zee Hilal 6 months ago

      I have been using this one every day by accident lol talk about coincidence. I just thought it had a catchy ring to it. Bismallah lol. I was using an ancient power word to bless water?

    • Zee Hilal
      Zee Hilal 6 months ago

      It's only powerful if you know what it means both as knowledge and experience. It's a good vibration that's why I chose it to say when doing Buddhist meditation

    • Zee Hilal
      Zee Hilal 6 months ago

      Yet I could open doorways to hell doing it?!? Cool! All the more reason to hold hands and say bismallah 30 times when the lights are out lol

    • Yamaç Koçovalı
      Yamaç Koçovalı 5 months ago +2

      We Muslims use the word 'Bismillah' whenever carrying out any general activity (non-sinful) or act of worship such as before eating or reading the Qur'an and performing salah (daily prayers). It's not intended to be a word that brings luck or magical power or anything like that but its about simply doing things in the name of Allah (God) as an act of worship and to seek the blessings and help Allah in whatever we do. Unfortunately some magicians and evil-doers, regardless of religion mind you, can manipulate religious phrases for ulterior motives.

  • Kinga Kucyk
    Kinga Kucyk Month ago +3

    The more I listen to it, the more similarities I find with Chinese magick and occult ❤ very interesting ❤

    • Axel Stone
      Axel Stone 27 days ago

      thats very interesting thing to say because i was once watching old crappy chinese kung fu movie with sammo hung and movie about some sorcerer who used witchcraft to kill main hero of movie and i got the shivers even though nothing scare me anymore but i thought about it and since all " real " witchcraft eventually depend on jinns " demons " assistance no matter what is the culture be it chinse european native arabic etc it's all the same
      so the magick always end up feeling similar in native americans skinwalker witch myth they dig trash to find fingernails of people they want to harm
      in arabic countries the person who does this job also ask for hair,fingernails,clothes came into contact with person they wish to harm
      so i guess that's why it all feels similar given it's the real deal and not the new age makebelieve crap if you know what i mean

  • Deni Setiawan
    Deni Setiawan 7 months ago +450

    Your explanation is amazing
    Btw this Shamsul Ma'arif book is still being studied in several traditional Islamic boarding schools (Pesantren) in Indonesia, it's only to be learned but not to be practiced because this book is also considered as controversial book by Indonesian Sunni scholars.

    • lydia vliese
      lydia vliese 7 months ago +7

      Dukun or orang pinter....Is there any difference?

    • muhammad asyrafi
      muhammad asyrafi 7 months ago +19

      @lydia vliese Pardon, why are you asking about the difference between dukun or orang pinter?

    • Mahad Uzumaki
      Mahad Uzumaki 7 months ago +99

      Why do you even learn it? That’s wrong. These books should be destroyed.

    • Rakhim, Abdul
      Rakhim, Abdul 7 months ago +131

      @Mahad Uzumaki I believe it is learned on the principle of "know your enemy". I mean, even in actual war you need an intel regarding enemy strengths and locations so you can counter, if not mitigate said enemy. Blind prevention measures such as censorship would suffice for the laypeople, but for those studying in pesantren (who are likely to be 'ulama), some knowledge is required, especially *why this Syamsul Ma'arif is dangerous*.
      Some 'ulama in Indonesia are often called for exorcism. Without a sample knowledge of sorcery and metaphysics from this book (let alone any other magic), how could they counter the metaphysical threat?

  • Alicin
    Alicin 6 months ago

    love your explanation, and the book! now I'm intrigued to find my self a copy! I tried to read the pages you showed, I know I could, but it feels like there will be a good chunk of time spent just decoding the handwriting and then some more to be understandable - by me that is-

  • Shwan Bakr
    Shwan Bakr 2 months ago +1

    Shams al-Ma’arif is the magic practitioner entry to the world of magic. It is a book for the beginners and it's one of the easiest understanding books of magic

  • Sozeb Ffej
    Sozeb Ffej 3 months ago +1

    I once knew a guy who was a really big comic book fan, and he told me he intentionally turns his brain off anytime someone like Dr. Strange says any magical words. He literally chooses to read comic books about magic, and then lets his cognitive dissonance prevent him from experiencing even fake magic.
    It's weird, man. People are weird.

  • massoud farrhan
    massoud farrhan 3 months ago

    Great. Must read Persian literature. 📚

  • Jackie
    Jackie 7 months ago +120

    Your pronouncinations of arabic always amazes me! Great job as always :)

    • Patrick Day
      Patrick Day 5 months ago

      Yes much better than I would be able to do!

  • Walid Ayari
    Walid Ayari 6 months ago +7

    I came across one f these books when i was a teenager then me and my friends checked it out and wanted to see if the spells inside would work or not. al the spells in the book were so complicated and so difficult to understand that we gave up in the end xD

  • NeonGen2000
    NeonGen2000 5 months ago +3

    There is a similar story of a secret version of H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon. With stories of even young children slashing their wrists after reading it.

  • K. A.
    K. A. 5 months ago +6

    Is there a playlist where we can follow the series that this video is part of? I can't find it on the Playlists tab. Thank you for the amazing work btw!

  • Said Mahmood Kasany
    Said Mahmood Kasany 5 months ago +8

    Thank you for presenting the book in a scientific and not superstitious way, as it is in the Arabic videos that are full of fallacies. This is a book that does not contain any danger, as it is spread among the ignorant and simple.

  • Ant Tam
    Ant Tam 7 months ago +83

    Thanks. We westerners usually forget that other cultures do have their own occult traditions. I had never thought about the occult and mystical traditions of the Islamic world, except in the vague figures of the Sufi. This is truly compelling stuff. The way you describe how the Universe is contained in the Quran, the Quran within a chapter, and so on, was breath taking.

    • Sigma
      Sigma 5 months ago +2

      the occult in the west are mostly familiar with the `picatrix which is also another arabic origin book that talks about the stars and manifestation

    • Spacey Tracey
      Spacey Tracey 5 months ago

      Check out The Idris Shah Foundation channel on here.
      The playlists have a lot of really good choices for learning more about the occult/ magic from all over the world.
      Its a great channel.

    • MuzzaHukka
      MuzzaHukka 5 months ago

      I'm a Ukrainian, born and raised in the UK and I've been in Tunisia for four years... I've been enchanted by my ex wife but I've never come across European occult practices...

  • Hecate's Wolf
    Hecate's Wolf 4 months ago

    Excellent upload, thanks very much, extremely informative and interesting.

  • T
    T 6 months ago +407

    My great grandfather had a copy of this book. At night he used to go out in the mountains of Yemen and move stones that can only be moved by bulldozers these days. I’ve seen the size of the boulder it still lays there today. It’s about the size of a Toyota Prius (a little smaller). He would control whole tribes of Jinn to help him move these stones and build walls for mountain terraces for fields to farm. His grandson (my uncle) has the book now. Right when he opened it a black cat ran through the window and jumped from wall to wall before jumping out. After that he stayed sick for 2 months. These books are real and hold very dark sprites. You must be very strong willed to dare to read the words or it will either make you go crazy or very sick. I believe this is how ancient Egyptians and ancient cultures built structures with huge building blocks and impossible methods of moving these stones. Black magic. It’s the only explanation.

    • I
      I 6 months ago +17

      wow bro i believe u could be , Allah is 1 anyway

    • Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth
      Fear ALLAH and speak the Truth 6 months ago +29

      “No prophet was sent but that he warned his nation of the one-eyed liar. Verily, he (antichrist) is blind in one (right) eye and your Lord (ALLAH) is not. Verily, between his two eyes is written the word of unbelief “which every believer can read whether he is literate or not.” Source: S‌ah‌i‌h‌ al-Bukha‌ri‌ 6712, S‌ah‌i‌h‌ Muslim 2933: Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

  • Tolerate everything, stand for nothing

    I know some one who has this book. The stories I’ve heard about him and this book are scary.

  • Mohammed Aljubury
    Mohammed Aljubury 5 months ago

    Super impressed by your research and your pronunciation! Your pronunciation is flawless.

  • teuku fadel
    teuku fadel 2 months ago

    just kinda wondering, does the book actually have a related stuffs with the hurufism that would emerged later on? since both of these take special attention for how powerful the Huruf/ Arabic Letters are