Introduction of Evil Eye
The evil eye is the name for a sickness or misfortune transmitted, usually with or without intention, by someone who is envious, jealous, and covetous or even a pious person from among man or jinn. MashAllah, it could affect children, adults, livestock, and any kind of materialistic items, and the most vulnerable are the very young, the wealthy and the beautiful. To cast out an evil eye its not necessary to see the victim, the evil-eye can be transmitted even just by visualizing or imagining or even with a very limited description of the target person for example a person can cast-out an evil eye even on himself just by imagining or while look at himself in the mirror or even a blind person can cast out an evil eye just by visualizing the target person or a mother could herself un- intentionally cast out a evil eye on her child..etc.
Our Prophet[SAW] has therefore advised us to recite ‘MashaAllah’, to prevent the casting-out an evil eye, therefore one should say ‘MashaAllah’ when praising or looking at anyone or any thing with excitement, in-order to avoid casting an evil eye to them.
Evil Eye in Quran and Hadith
“..And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.”[Quran Surah Al Falaq 113]
Prophet(SA) said: “The evil eye is real, and if anything were to overtake the divine decree (al-qadar) it would be the evil eye.” [Muslim]
Symptoms of Evil Eye
Primary symptoms of evil eye are feelings of physical and/or emotional tiredness, unexplained bad luck or un-favorable incidences and illness. It is thought to cause drowsiness, drooping eyelids, listlessness, fatigue, weariness, lack of concentration, restlessness, discomfort, cramps, convulsions, headaches, hiccoughs, clumsiness, stomachaches, dry coughs, diarrhea, itching, hair loss, dry skin vomiting, the drying up of the milk of nursing mothers and livestock, problems with the blood and eyesight, impairment of sexual activity, impotence, sterility, disorders in menstruation, problems in pregnancy and childbirth, deficient breast milk, mastitis, and among babies and young children, incessant crying and fretting, a baby’s refusal to suckle or drink milk and other symptoms include lack of rain, the drying up of wells, the withering of fruit, sudden loss to business, and so on.
Treatment of Evil eye with Zikr and Dua
In the previous article we learned the how to cure a person with the method of washing. However, If the person who has put the evil eye is not known, then one can ask Allah to cure him by reciting some verses of the Quran and do as prescribed in the Shary’ah. It will by Allah’s leave cure the affected person, as always have been.
The affected person should hold his hands up together and recite into them Al-Faatihah (1st Surah of Quran), Ayat-ul-Kursi (verse 255 of Surah Baqara 2nd Surah) and Al-Mu-awizaat (Last two Surahs of Quran), then blow into his hands and wipe them all over his body.
The sick person may also recite the Verses over Olive oil and smear it on the site affected with evil eye; he may also recite the above verses over water and wash himself with it; he may even drink from that water.
If the sick person is able to recite prayers for refuge, he may recite the prayers bellow. All narrated from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
* “A’oodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min sharri ma khalaq”
I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created.
* “A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allaah Al-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah”
I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every evil eye.
* “Allahumma rabba annasi, azhibi ai-ba’sa washfi anta shaff, ia shifa’a iiia shifa’uka, shifa’an ia yughadiru saqaman.”
O Allah, the Lord of people, drive away the pain, and heal me, for You are the Healer, there is no cure except Your Cure; a cure that does not leave any illness, but that it cures it.
If the sick person cannot move and is unable to recite the above prayers, then a 3rd person can help him through the following:
* Put your hand on the patient’s forehead and recite the chapters:
Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq and An-Nas (Last three Surahs of Quran)
* Put your hand on the patient’s forehead and say:
“Bismiiiahi yubrika min kulli daa’in yushfika wa min sharre haasidin iza hasada wa min shrri kull zee ‘an”
In the name of Allah, He will heal you, from any illness He will cure you, from the evil of the jealous when he gets jealous, and from the evil of a person with an evil eye.