(102) - “And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Sulaiman. It was not Sulaiman who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels did not teach anyone except after they had said, ‘We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic].’ And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they could not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have any share in the Hereafter. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.”
This verse is the only one which talks about black magic, all that is linked to its knowledge and that it is a form of disbelief. This verse is referring to the Israelites, as they are the ones who had followed what the devils had recited during the reign of Prophet Sulaiman u during his time. However, Allah does not say what it is that had been recited by the devils. And despite the fact that this action had been done during the time of Prophet Sulaiman u, the verb used is in the present tense: ﴾تَتْلُو﴿ “recite”. This indicates that the devils are still reciting, because many of the Jews are still following what the devils are reciting.
Many of the Jews do not believe that Sulaiman u is a Prophet, and claim that he is not.