Is magic real? What is the religious status of those who practise it? The short answer is…
Sorcery and magic are defined in the literature as cheating and deception performed by sleight of hand, eyewashing, and uttering fancy words or as receiving help from devil by being friend with him and as the claim of changing the shape of things (See. “Sihir”, DİA, XXXVII, 170-172) Activities of sorcery cannot be associated with religious values and those who practice them generally do not seek any moral purposes. The main objective of such activities are to take advantage of others.
The phenomenon of magic has been referred to in the Holy Qur’an, (Baqarah, 2/102; A’raf, 7/116; Taha, 20/66); and Prophet Muhammad (saw) listed practice of magic among the seven biggest sins (Bukhari, Wasaya, 23; Muslim, Iman, 145).
It is against Islamic faith to believe that the sorcerers know everything and that there is nothing they cannot achieve. Therefore, some Muslim scholars rejected the magic on the grounds that it is a trick and nonsense which is not real. (See. Jassas, Ahkamu’l-Qur’an, I, 50; Nawawi, Rawda, IX, 128, 346).
A person who is subject to sorcery should firstly refer to the methods of protection adviced by Prophet Muhammad (saw) in order to get rid of it and should not be deceived by hodjas who exorcise jinn or the quack who claim to cure by breathing. The mental patients who think that they are the victims of a sorcery should consult to a doctor or psychiatrist.
Source: Presidency Of Religious Affairs The Turkey, High Board of Religious Affairs FATWAS