Istiftaat > Permissibility of watching magic tricks
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Q: My son wants to know if it is permissible to watch or practice magic tricks, if the answer is no, please write the reasons so that I could explain them to him? 

A: This is permissible if it is a kind of magic tricks, but, the magic that deceives people and makes them believe that it is a true magic and overwhelms their minds and the magic that is made to hurt others, are deemed prohibited.