Fatwa ID: 03219
Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam
AOA above is regarding this Silva Method and the above flyer is specifically with Dr Moiz in Pakistan. Do you know anything about this whether it is permitted in Islam?
They claim to walk on fire, be able to sense info about someone by their name, improve or unleash hidden mind capabilities?
Would it be permissible to take part in something like this?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
“The Silva Method is designed to help you learn to use more of your brain and elevate the creative powers of your mind through the use of visualization, imagination, positive thinking and meditation. The method consists of guided exercises that allow you to learn to enter a relaxed alpha state where you are impressed with tools and techniques that can be applied to improve all areas of your life. With practice, you become more in tune with your inner self, enhance your ability to use both brain hemispheres, and learn to use your higher consciousness to access information for problem-solving. Each exercise leads you to greater awareness, an increased ability to solve everyday problems, gain a better perspective of your life, and greater success in manifesting your desires.”
It will be permissible to learn and use such techniques in regards to meditation, focus and concentration with the conditions that they do not violate any of the principles of the Sharīʿah. Most commonly in regards to the impermissibility of music, touching of the other gender, claiming to know the future, self-harm and any beliefs, thoughts or actions which may contain shirk or kufr in Allāḥ SWT.
Only Allah SWT alone knows best.
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 “Silva Method” Prof Moiz Hassan, last accessed 24th August 2019, http://www.moizhussain.com/oldsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=93&josclimit=10&josclimitstart=10%23joscpagenav.