Chapter Five (Spiritual Ailments )

Divisions of Magic

A) White Magic: is the one used to serve scientific and social purposes such as the love magic, the healing magic, and future telling.
B) Black Magic: is the one that is used to harm others.
This division of magic into white and black is based on the understandings of sociologists and their content is not different from that of the general concept of magic. Scientists every where have proposed different divisions of magic. It is worth mentioning, however, that all the proposed names related to influential magic are mere attempts of therapists regarding conditions and events they lived or studied during their practice. Some Quranic and modern texts refer to these effects in general, thus these names should not be taken for face value but rather subject to trial.