Appears 21 times in the Quran. (Root: سحر)
  1. The chiefs of Firon's people said: most surely this is an enchanter possessed of knowledge:

  2. That they may bring to you every enchanter possessed of knowledge.

  3. And the enchanters came to Firon (and) said: We must surely have a reward if we are the prevailing ones.

  4. And the enchanters were thrown down, prostrating (themselves).

  5. What! is it a wonder to the people that We revealed to a man from among themselves, saying: Warn the people and give good news to those who believe that theirs is a footing of firmness with their Lord. The unbelievers say: This is most surely a manifest enchanter.

  6. Musa said: Do you say (this) of the truth when it has come to you? Is it magic? And the magicians are not successful.

  7. And Firon said: Bring to me every skillful magician.

  8. And when the magicians came, Musa said to them: Cast down what you have to cast.

  9. They said: These are most surely two magicians who wish to turn you out from your land by their magic and to take away your best traditions.

  10. And cast down what is in your right hand; it shall devour what they have wrought; they have wrought only the plan of a magician, and the magician shall not be successful wheresoever he may come from.

  11. And the magicians were cast down making obeisance; they said: We believe in the Lord of Haroun and Musa.

  12. (Firon) said to the chiefs around him: Most surely this is a skillful magician,

  13. So the magicians were gathered together at the appointed time on the fixed day,

  14. Haply we may follow the magicians, if they are the vanquishers.

  15. And when the magicians came, they said to Firon: Shall we get a reward if we are the vanquishers?

  16. And the magicians were thrown down prostrate;

  17. And they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say: This IS an enchanter, a liar.

  18. To Firon and Haman and Qaroun, but they said: A lying magician.

  19. And they said: O magician! call on your Lord for our sake, as He has made the covenant with you; we shall surely be the followers of the right way.

  20. But he turned away with his forces and said: A magician or a mad man.

  21. Thus there did not come to those before them a messenger but they said: A magician or a mad man.