Can someone be Wiccan and also follow another faith?

Hi Merry meet everyone, i have a question regarding Wicca and other religions. So as far as my understanding goes, Wicca is recognised as a religion so my question is, if someone has another faith such as me (I follow Islamic faith), am i still able to practice Wicca? I mean i heard about some Christian elements some witches use in Wicca but can that be the same for other religions? To me both these faiths are just as important to me than the other…
I have noticed there is a lot of connections from my faith and Wicca such as recognisation of spirits, precious stones, and use of healing through older methods from people who are recognised as shamans, believe in evil eyes, and the list goes on…

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On my personal perspective, I don’t see anything wrong about it. But understanding a little Muslim faith, this is the situation.
Islam Facts

Followers of Islam are called Muslims. Muslims are monotheistic and worship one, all-knowing God , who in Arabic is known as Allah. Followers of Islam aim to live a life of complete submission to Allah. They believe that nothing can happen without Allah’s permission, but humans have free will.

I don’t know of how Muslims followers perceive witchcraft, or one of them practicing it.

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Thanks @pedros10, I am a Muslim so what i was asking is do you think it is a problem to follow wicca as well? To me neither religion is more important than the other so i am interpreting my perspective on both to make them both work for me… I believe in my opinion, i can make them both work…

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I have no ideas about Muslims following another faith at the same time. I think you’d just have to call yourself a witch rather than Wiccan though. You can be an Islamic Witch and do all those things without being Wiccan.

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I feel like if @praecog29 can have a Christian flair to his practice then you can absolutely have a Muslim part in your practice. As @Amethyst said though, you may just want to say that you are a witch. I am an Eclectic witch, so I take a little bit from things that I learn from different aspects of the craft but not necessarily Wicca.

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I agree with @Amethyst and @Siofra, you can 100% add Muslim elements/ideas/beliefs to your practice but I wouldn’t use the label Wicca/Wiccan. I myself am an eclectic witch. I pull from multiple belief systems to build my practice, including Wicca.

It’s good to remember that “while every Wiccan is a witch, not every witch is a Wiccan.” There are so many belief systems that incorporate witchcraft that to label them all as Wiccan would be insensitive.

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:100: @jessica55 thank you for this, it was exactly what I was trying to say. A good portion of those that are here are in some way "eclectic" we have people that pull from several different areas of beliefs/ideas to maintain their craft in a personal way for them. & that is perfectly fine, it’s what resonates the most with YOU :two_hearts: :infinite_roots:

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Exactly! That is one of the most amazing things about this path/belief system. Everyone’s path is unique to them. Even two people who have the same basic beliefs will have different paths and different practices. And it’s totally fine! There is no “right path”.

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Thank you for the insight @jessica55 @Siofra and @Amethyst. I am new as most would have worked out by now, and I am so pulled into the values and beliefs of Wicca. It is good to know even if i have another faith I can also practice witchcraft and that I can incorporate Wiccan practices in what I do and still be called a witch. See the thing is however, my religion frowns upon witchcraft and many other things for the matter, but not to worry it has not stopped me before from following my heart or getting my motorbike licence (another thing that turns heads: a scarfed chick on a bike lol)…

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You are very welcome. Follow your own heart & practice how it resonates with you & makes you feel whole. :heart:

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Nice, so go for it @TheMuslimWitch, in my case I’m studying High Magick; because I always been fascinated with the Golden Dawn tradition, but by heart I don’t label my practice. I go by the Chaos Magick philosophy; in which I follow most.
Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
So I study and go to what fits me, without restraining my belief system. I’m taking my shots as a lightworker, but I’m still in tune with my dark side, so it can make sense my predicament.

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In my society a woman riding a bike turn heads for the right reason, same as an mature man driving an expensive convertible.
Do what you feel it’s correct, listen to your heart and to your mind.
But be careful, not all Muslims are like you, likewise, no all Christians are like me.

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The wonderful thing about being a witch is that we are free to make our beliefs and our practice our own by incorporating our own system of beliefs and preference to the basic principles of witchcraft. I was raised in a southern Baptist church since birth (thanks to my paternal grandparents) and was baptized as a Christian at the age of 14. My estranged husband and I had this debate NUMEROUS times when I first told him I’m a witch and I finally got him to come around to the idea by breaking it down like this:

  • Manifesting is the same as praying when you pray to God to help you and guide you with things that appear to be out of your hands you are putting your need out of your hands and into the universe to a force you can’t see and expecting results and often times you’ll :pray: on this need multiple times until you get results even if they aren’t what you expected. When manifesting we state our needs/desires to an unseen force and expect to get results. The whole process of spell work is just something to keep you focused and lending you the energy of other beings with qualities that help those results become attainable. To me it’s the equivalent of your congregation placing hands on you or adding you to a list to be prayed for as a collective.

  • Christ had apostles to help him in his teachings who is to say that the deities are not in fact disciples? The apostles were from all different walks of life and had different strengths which led Christ to appoint them to help in his work because he was just 1 man and couldn’t physically be everywhere at same time. Deities are beings that help us learn but they have different strengths and areas of specialty and are of very diverse origins themselves

  • "The commandments say ‘worship no other God before me.’". okay, call it splitting hairs if you want but yes I worship Frigg and have worshipped other deities by doing prayers and devotions to them based on my needs and the intent of my work as needed BUT I worship none of them before giving thanks and praise to my Lord and Savior first and foremost the commandment clearly states not to worship any deity BEFORE worshipping Him. Not “don’t worship anyone else at all.” Furthermore the commandments do not differ very much from the Wiccan rede, the law of three, etc in the effect that they are a list of things to guide you in the right direction centered around being an innately good human being and treating all living things with love and respect and not harming the essence of life in the process (i.e “harm to none”/ “do unto others” etc.)

I say all of this to say that like our dear @praecog29 I too have a Christian belief that I have intertwined with my practice making it essentially MY practice. I do not know much about Muslim faith but I believe that as long as you honor and pay respect to whomever your faith follows above whichever deity you choose to work with (or in some cases chooses you) subsequently, you can do both. Just as @Amethyst @Siofra and @jessica55 mentioned Just because you are a witch does not necessarily mean you have to be wiccan. You are an eclectic. The Introductory course Gives an excellent description of wicca vs neopaganism and (thanks to @Francisco) gave me enough insight on the two belief systems to feel comfortable enough to practice both of my beliefs thus becoming the witch I am today.
I hope this helps you find comfort and peace and you find a way to blend the two paths. Blessed be :pray::revolving_hearts:

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I grew up Christian, who also frowns on witchcraft and reading @praecog29 posts on the subject has helped me to feel better about having followed my heart :revolving_hearts:

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A word for it, is multitasking.
Many centuries ago, there were 5 cultures living in harmony the South of Spain.
Proof of what you ask, is the legacy that those cultures left on the actual society.
But something went horrible wrong:
Isabel of Castille, a Portuguese upstarter princess, joined forces with the second wealthiest kingdom in the Country.
They’ve got rid of the lesser cultures.
They’ve won the battle, they freed the Country from infidels, but lost something greater: Humanity.
By the way, Isabel of Castille, really turn heads at the time, like many other queens that have to fight for they believes in a world ruled by men.
Nothing much have changed since then!
If you ever visit La Mezquita de Cordoba, you will understand what am saying.
It’s a travesty. Christians kept the Mezquita, but build a Catholic totem at the heart of this magnificent extructure, to remind infidels who remained in power.
The winner takes it all, not necessarily the righteous!
The lesser cultures I spoke earlier where offered the chance to convert. For a short while there was peace. Those who stayed were massacred.
Speaking of Holocaust in the name of Christianity???
“Those free of sin throw the first stone”.
I have to live with that guilt for the rest of my days, it’s sad indeed.

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Exactly my thoughts!!! :raised_hands:

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Agree with @Amethyst

Doesn’t mean you cannot explore the tenets of other faiths and learn and take from and appropriate into your personal practices that you feel comfortable with, it would be very enriching that you do that, comparative religion/practices. Keep one foot in the door sort of deal. Don’t be too concerned about labels, a lot of people here are eclectic, such as myself, space is very safe and nurturing here for that. If you want to compartmentalize your practices, living ‘separate’ lives, that’s fine and well too, it’s no one’s business. At the end, you do what is needed (w/o causing harm of course) to live the best most beautiful life you can for yourself, and in turn brings joy to those around you, friends, family, loved ones, etc.

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Well put, agreed!

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You’re welcome! All you can do is follow your heart and do what’s right for you.

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I wrote this in June of 2020 and I posted it here in October of 2020. It discussed my journey from Christianity to Wicca. I’ve since moved on from Wicca to a form of paganism. Here are some random thoughts I’m having but I’m unable to string them together tonight.


Islam, properly understood and practiced, is quite possibly the most pure form of monotheistic faith coming from the Abraham tradition.

“Paganism”, not Wicca, is quite possibly the closest we can get to the ancient religions predating modern people.

While polytheists will gladly embrace a monotheist, the same can’t be said of the inverse.


IDK what any of that means for you but I felt like each needed to be expressed. Like others have already said, it’s possible to use the term “eclectic witch” to combine Wicca (or more properly, “paganism”) and Islam into something that works for you. That “something that works” will be beautiful and life changing for you. I wish you the best on your personal journey. :hugs:

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