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I have a very close relative. We were in good terms. I have seen them disliking my sister for no reasons.

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I have a very close relative. We were in good terms. I have seen them disliking my sister for no reasons. They will try every opportunity to abuse and defame her with other relatives and friends including my wife despite the fact that my sister is a God-fearing pious lady and she with her husband always try to help others in difficulty including that relative many times. Sometimes back my brother-in-law started a small restaurant. During that period I was out the town and my family stayed with that relative, subsequently my wife noticed that my relative (i.e. Wife of my relative) was kind of unhappy and was abusing my sister and there was a feeling of envy. After some time, my brother-in-law had to dispose the restaurant as he made a big loss in that business. Alhamdulillah he stroke back and he his well-off. Many incidents similar to this happened. I did not believe in nazar before but I have seen lot of things happening which has even effected my family. We are now keeping a distance from that relative.

 

Does Islam permit us to blame anyone for having an evil-eye even when we know and are very much confirmed ?

 

Is right to keep a distance from them in order to be away from their evil-eyes ?

 

How can we be safe from such evil-eyes ?

 

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Evil eyes

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.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Your Question: Does Islam permit us to blame anyone for having an evil-eye even when we know and are very much confirmed ?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:

2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:

17 If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 106-107:

And do not call besides Allah, any being that can neither do you any good nor any harm. For if you will do so, you shall be one of the doers of wrong. If Allah afflicts you with a calamity, there is none to remove it, but He Himself. Likewise, if Allah wills to bestow a favor on you, there is none to withhold Allahs bounty. He bestows His bounty on anyone of His servants He wills. And He is The Forgiving, The Merciful.


 

 

Beloved Brother, believe it with absolute conviction that the evil-eye by itself has absolutely no power! Even if all the evil-eyes of all mankind and the jinns were to get together and try to afflict someone with some harm, they would not be able to do so without the precise Will and Permission of Allah Subhanah; thus it does not behove nor befit a believer who sincerely believes in Allah to fear magic, or jinns, or evil-eyes, or anything or anyone else except Allah Subhanah!

 

No magic, no jinn, no magician, no evil-eye, etc. have any special powers in the least; for All Power and All Strength is, without an iota of a doubt, vested in none save Allah Subhanah, the Lord, Creator, and Cherisher of the Worlds.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4563 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

Allah's Messenger (saws used to seek refuge in Allah from jinn and the evil eye in men till the Mu'awwidhatan (Surah 113 Al-Falaq and Surah 114 An-Naas) were revealed, after which he (saws) made use of them and abandoned everything else.

 

If ever one fears any evil from any quarter, the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) dictates that one recite the Muawwidhaat (Surahs 113 Al-Falaq and 114 An-Naas), seeking refuge and putting their complete trust and faith in the Power and Strength and Protection of Allah Subhanah Alone; it is expected that their Lord Most High will protect them from any and all evil.

 

Your Question: Does Islam permit us to blame anyone for having an evil-eye even when we know and are very much confirmed ?

Beloved brother, it is not the evil-eye of someone which can bring upon some harm to someone in the unseen, but the envy and jealousy of the that person might inspire them to do or say something which might cause some harm.

 

Even if one is aware that someone known to them is constantly envious or jealous of them, one need not confront them, or abuse them, or revile them, or even hate them.but Islam guides that one supplicate their Lord Most Merciful to forgive them their sins and also seek protection in Allah from their evil-eye, envy, and jealousy by remaining constant in reciting the Muawwidaat (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas).it is expected that their Lord will protect them from any harm or evil.

 

Your Question: Is right to keep a distance from them in order to be away from their evil-eyes ?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 90:

90 Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin (blood relatives), and He forbids all shameful deeds and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you that ye may receive admonition.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 6:

6 .. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah than (the Brotherhood of) Believers and Muhajirs: nevertheless do ye what is just to your closest friends: such is the writing in the Decree (of Allah).

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 177:

177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance out of love for Him for your kin (blood relatives), for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of Truth, the Allah-fearing.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.17 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "The word 'Ar-Rahm (womb) derives its name from Ar-Rahman (i.e., one of the Noble Attributes of Allah) and Allah, High and Exalted is He, said: 'I will keep good relation with the one who will keep good relation with you, (womb, i.e. kith and kin) and sever the relation with him who will sever the relation with you, (womb, i.e. kith and kin)!

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.15 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

Allah 's Messenger (saws) said, "Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations with his kith and kin."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.160 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his guest generously; and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should unite the bond of kinship (i.e. keep good relation with his kith and kin); and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should talk what is good or keep quiet."

 

Dear and beloved brother, the importance and significance of keeping good relations with ones kith and kin or blood-relatives cannot be overemphasized in Islam!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Ar-Raad verse 25:

As for those who break their covenant with Allah after confirming it, who cut asunder relationships which Allah has bidden to be joined, and spread chaos on the earth, theirs shall be the curse, and they shall have a wretched abode in the Hereafter.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Bakarah verse 27:

And He leads astray only those who disobey Allah, who break Allahs covenant after ratifying it, who cut asunder relationships what Allah has ordered to be joined, and who produce chaos on the Earth. These are indeed the people who are the losers.

 

Regardless of whatever they do, under absolutely no circumstances can one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day break or intentionally distance themselves from their relatives or blood-relations which Allah Subhanah has Himself created for them.

 

Even if ones own blood-relatives are pagans or polytheists, or evil, or do evil towards them, or are foremost in breaking relations with them.regardless of their conduct, Islam guides that the believers must never ever distance themselves from or break relations with them in retaliationbut rather be good to them and strive to develop good cordial relations with them, seeking their reward from Allah Subhanah Alone.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.20 Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr

The Prophet (saws) said, "Al-Wasil (the one who does good to his relatives) is not he who recompenses the good done to him by his relatives, but Al-Wasil is he who keeps good relations with those relatives who had severed the bond of kinship with him."

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one 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), one 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 alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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