December 13, 2015
The Tamilnadu Towheed Jamath conducted a children’s drama and public meeting at Karamadai on December 12 in order to create awareness about black magic, talisman, amulet, atheism, and to propagate the belief in god.
Children demonstrated the cons of black magic. In a skit, a diseased person asks his parents to take him to the Hajrath (Muslim teacher) to give him a remedy. The Hajrath takes out a talisman from his pocket and gives it to the patient and his parents, and says that he will be cured soon. They give him gifts and leave. The Hajrath then explains to his assistants on how to cheat the masses and make money from them.
We spoke to Vadivelu a resident of Karamadai who had learned black magic in Kerala for three years. After witnessing the devastation that black magic could cause, he took to civil construction work to earn a living. He said that people go to black magic depending on their faith. They end up repenting for what they did.
Abdul Raheem, Coimbatore district president TNTJ said that people destroy their own lives by trusting black magic, talismans, and amulet and hence should keep away.