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Nazar or evil eye

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I wanted to know if there was any sunnah that took nazar of people and if so could you send the english and arabic version or just the name.


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Nazar or evil eye

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 5427 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.636 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "The effect of an evil eye is a fact."


Abdullah ibn Abbas narrates that the Prophet (saws) used to seek protection for Al-Hasan and Al-Hussain (his grandsons) with the words: A'udhukuma bi kalamatillahi tamah min kulli shaitanin wa hamatin wa min kulli 'ainin lamatin' (I seek protection for you with Allah's Perfect Words from every shaytaan, and crawling creature, and every evil eye.' He (saws) also added: 'Your father (Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.)) sought protection for Prophet Ismail (a.s.) and Prophet Ishaq (a.s.) with these same words'."

Related by Bukhari.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 5424 Narrated by Aisha

When Allah's Messenger (saws) fell ill, Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.) used to recite this supplication: "In the name of Allah, He may cure you from all kinds of illness and safeguard you from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealou,s and from the evil influence of eye.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) indeed warned the believers of the effects of the evil eye, and guided that the absolute best remedy to ward off its evil is to be constant in the recitation of the 113th and 114th Surahs (Al-Falaq and An-Naas) of the Glorious Quran.


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1019 Narrated by AbuSa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) used to seek protection against the Jinn and the evil eye till Surahs al-Falaq and an-Nas (113th and 114th Surahs of the Quran) were revealed. After they were revealed he (saws) stuck to them and discarded everything beside them.


Other than the recitation of the 113th and the 114th Surahs of the Quran, the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade any rite or ritual to do or get done to remove or ward off the effects of the evil eye or nazar. He warned in one authentic narration that if anyone does any rite or ritual in the hope of warding off the effects of the evil eye, like wearing an amulet or a taaweedh, etc., he would have nothing to do with the Message brought by Prophet Mohamed (saws)!


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 36 Narrated by Ruwayfi' ibn Thabit

The Messenger of Allah (saws) 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 (saws) has nothing to do with him.


Thus all one needs to do when one fears the influence of the evil eye is seek the protection and refuge in Allah Subhanah Alone by being constant in ones recitation of the 113th and the 114th Surahs of the Holy Quran. It is expected that the Merciful Lord would protect him from all evil.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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