Everybody is familiar with the subject of science. Students also become familiar with the various branches of science such as physics, chemistry and biology at the secondary level. But what are the occult sciences? Are they also a branch of the physical science or something else altogether? Let us find out.
The word occult is derived from the latin word occultus which means hidden or secret. Therefore, occult refers to a system which uses knowledge of supernatural powers or secret. In other words, the word occult is related to black magic, sorcery, astrology etc as these systems claim to use the knowledge of the unseen. Whereas the physical sciences deal with matter the occult sciences are related to the hidden mechanism and laws in nature. They involve fortune telling, black magic and spiritualism in some form or the other.
We find that occultism or the occult sciences have a negative connotation in the sense that the Holy Quran declares that none except Allah (swt) has the knowledge of the Unseen.
Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: “Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour. He sends down rain and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware of things’. (31:34)
Say: None in the heavens or the earth knows the unseen except Allah. They do not perceive when they will be resurrected’. (27: 65)
‘Say (O Mohammad pbuh)(: Verily! My lord sends down the inspiration and makes apparent the truth (i.e. this Revelation that had come to me) the All-Knower of the (unseen). 34:48)
Say (O Muhammad PBUH): I possess no power of benefit or hurt to myself except as Allah Wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe’. (7: 188)
In the verse 7:188 Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has been Commanded by Allah (swt) to tell people that he does not has the knowledge of the unseen. The knowledge of the unseen belongs to Allah (swt) exclusively. So it would be preposterous if anyone claims to know the unseen and we know that those who practice witchcraft, black magic, Voodoo etc for making money- do exactly this.
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