Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an exhaustive analysis of Ayat number 102 of Surah Al Baqarah. This Ayat was revealed at the time when black magic became popular and widely practiced, and this was during the time of Sulaiman (AS). many opinions have emanated about the reason for the revelation of this verse as is listed below:
- The Jews thought that Sulaiman (AS) was associated with sorcery and magic. The Quran made sure to deny such vile allegations against Sulaiman (AS).
- These verses condemn the Jews for indulging in black magic themselves.
- Seeing the results of black magic, ignorant people began to confuse its effects with the miracles of the Prophets AS which was unacceptable.
Magic had become a source of misguidance, and Allah sent two angels, Harut and Marut, to inform people about its true nature and its different forms so that people could distinguish it from the miracles of the Prophets. The angels informed the people what they should be careful about and what they should avoid. Many other results can be deduced from this powerful Ayat and warrants an intent listen in order to fully fathom the gravity of the verse.