Evil Eye

Cure for the Evil Eye

What is the Evil Eye?

Cure for the evil eye if found in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The evil eye is a human look that causes harm to someone or something. The harm may come in the form of a minor misfortune, or more serious disease, injury — even death. The evil eye is a reality that is not taken seriously enough and it effects most people in today’s society. It causes devastating effects on a person and destroys everything it has been given to. It effects a person when another sees something but does not envoke Allah.

For example someone sees something they like or admire but do not invoke Allah’s name.That person or thing will be affected by the evil eye and it or they will begin to deteriorate. Behind the evil eye is the force of the jinn who attack that which has been given the evil eye untill it is destroyed. 

Most people with cancer and and other serious illnesses are due to the evil eye. Many patients who are suffering from mental illnesses such as Bi- Polar, ADH, Schizophrenia are affected by the evil eye.

From our experience in ruqyah we have come to realise this is one of the main factors in a patients suffering.

cure of the evil eye


Ibn ‘Abbas reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: The influence of an evil eye is a fact. If anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye. When you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath. ( Sahih Muslim 2188, Book 39, Hadith 56)

Abdullah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, PBUH, said, “If one of you sees something from his brother, or in himself, or in his wealth which impresses him, then supplicate for him to be blessed in it. Verily, the evil eye of envy is true.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15273

The Prophet ﷺ “Whoever among you sees something in himself or in his possessions or in his brother that he likes. Let him pray for blessings for it because the evil eye is real.” Narrated by Ibn al-Sunni, Al-Haakim and classed as saheeh by Al-Albaani 243.

Abu Dawood (Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah) – 36) Narrated Ruwayfi’ ibn Thabit, Shayban al-Qatbani reported that Maslamah ibn Mukhallad made Ruwayfi’ ibn Thabit the governor of the lower parts (of Egypt). He added: We travelled with him from Kum Sharik to Alqamah or from Alqamah to Kum Sharik (the narrator doubts) for Alqam. Ruwayfi’ said: Any one of us would borrow a camel during the lifetime of the Prophet (pbuh) from the other, on condition that he would give him half the booty, and the other half he would retain himself. Further, one of us received an arrowhead and a feather, and the other an arrow-shaft as a share from the booty. 

He then reported: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: You may live for a long time after I am gone, Ruwayfi’, so, tell people that if anyone ties his beard or wears round his neck a string to ward off the evil eye, or cleanses himself with animal dung or bone, Muhammad has nothing to do with him. Ibn Majah (Chapters on Medicine – 79)

It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed said “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to seek refuge from the evil eye of the jinn and of mankind. When the Mu’awwidhatain* were revealed, he started to recite them and stopped reciting anything else.” Sahih Muslim (The Book of Greetings – 53)

Narrated A’isha (the wife of Allah’s Apostle) said, When Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) fell ill, Gabriel used to recite this: “In the name of Allah, may He cure you from all kinds of illnesses and safeguard you from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealous and from the evil influence of eye.” Ibn Majah (Chapters on Medicine – 78)

It was narrated that ‘Ubaid bin Rifa’ah Az-Zuraqi said “Asma’ said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! The children of Ja’far have been afflicted by the evil eye, shall I recite Ruqyah* for them?’ He said: ‘Yes, for if anything were to overtake the Divine decree it would be the evil eye.’”

We can take a few very important lessons from the above hadith 

  1. The evil eye is a fact a reality and takes place. 
  2. It can be given by oneself by the jinn and other humans.
  3. If anything can change ones destiny , divine decree or what was written for a person by Allah it is the evil eye. This means if it was written that a person would be a billion air very rich and he got the evil eye what was written would be changed and he would become poor. This is a very powerful destructive force Allah has created that can change a persons fortune if afflicted by it.
  4. To cure oneself from this disease ruqyah is very important as the prophet S.A.W mentioned in hadith that get ruqyah done if you are afflicted with the evil eye. Also if told to wash wash for the evil eye.
  5. Wearing taweez or amulets to ward off the evil eye is forbidden and the Holy Prophet S.A.W said he has nothing to do with him