How to protect from evil eye?

The best way to protect one from evil eye is to come closer to Allah and always remembering Him (dhikr) and reciting the Qur’an. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wassallam used to seek refuge with Allah for himself by reciting the Mi’wadhatayn (the last two Surahs of the Qur’an, al-Falaq and al-Naas), Soorat al-Faatihah and Aayat al-Kursiy [al-Baqarah 2:255].

The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wassallam used to seek refuge from evil eye by reciting these dua’s :
“A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from the evil of that which He has created).” (Narrated by Muslim 4881)

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 Allaah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every bad eye).’”(Narrated by al-Bukhaari 3120).

It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed that Jibreel came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Muhammad, are you ill?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shay’in yu’dheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘aynin haasid Allaahu yashfeek, bismillaahi arqeek (In the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allaah heal you, in the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you).” (Narrated by Muslim, 4056)

Another way of protecting oneself from the evil eye is persisting in reciting the adhkaar (dhikr) for morning and evening, and the adhkaar for going to sleep, and others, this will have a great effect in protecting oneself from the evil eye. So strive to recite these adhkaar.

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah radiallahu anha said: “The one who had put the evil eye on another would be ordered to do wudu, then the one who had been struck by the evil eye would wash with it (that water).” (Sunan Al-Bayhaqi, 9/252)

The one who is asked to wash is obliged to do so. Many people feel embarrassed to ask one who they think has put the evil eye on them to wash for them. But this embarrassment is inappropriate. The evil eye may come even from one who is righteous. Hence some of the scholars stated that it is obligatory for the one who has put the evil eye on another to do wudu, because the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wassallam said, “If you are asked to wash, then do so.”

He sallallahu alaihe wassallam commanded such a person to wash, and the command implies that it is obligatory.

The above du’ aas and adkaar prevent the effects of the eye from taking hold and repel them, depending on the strength of faith of the one who says them, and the strength of his soul, his potential, and the strength of his trust in Allah and the steadfastness of his heart. For they are a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the one who wields it.

Remember if you likes something you must hasten to pray for blessing for the thing that you like by saying “Baarik Allahu fih (May Allah bless it)” or “Allahumma baarik ‘ alayhi (O Allah, bless it) or Masha Allah (That which Allah wills {will come to pass}).

Wishing you the best
Zakia Usmani


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