Evil Eye

With regard to dealing with the evil eye and hasad (destructive envy), there is no doubt that when a
person is close to Allaah, always remembering Him (dhikr) and reading Qur’aan, he is less likely to be
affected by the evil eye and other kinds of harm from the devils of mankind and the jinn. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allaah for himself, and the
 greatest means of seeking refuge that is available to the Muslim is reading the Book of Allaah, above
all the Mi’wadhatayn (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan, al-Falaq and al-Naas), Soorat al-Faatihah
and Aayat al-Kursiy [al-Baqarah 2:255].

Among the saheeh du’aa’s for refuge that have been narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) are:
“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, al-Dhikr wa’l-Du’aa, 4881)
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: “The Prophet (peace
 and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allaah for al-Hasan and al-Husayn.
He said: ‘Your father [i.e., Ibraaheem] used to seek refuge with Allaah for Ismaa’eel and Ishaaq with
these words: 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, Ahaadeeth al-Anbiyaa’, 3120).

With regard to the meaning of laammah (translated here as “bad”), al-Khattaabi said: “What is meant
here is every disease or harm that a person may suffer such as insanity or mental disturbance.”
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, al-Salaam, 4056)

Undoubtedly, when a person persists 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 him from the evil eye,
because it will be like a stronghold for him, by Allaah’s Leave. So everyone should strive to recite these
 adhkaar. One of the best treatments is the use of ruqyah, which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) permitted for protection from the evil eye and he instructed people
to use it.

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The Messenger of Allaah
 (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded me, or he commanded (the people)
to use ruqyah to deal with the evil eye.”
(narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Tibb, 5297)

And it was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The man who cast the
evil eye would be commanded to do wudoo’, and then the man who was affected would wash himself
with (the water).”
(Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Tibb, 3382. Al-Albaani said, in Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood, its isnaad
is saheeh. No. 3282)

These are some of the du’aa’s and treatments which offer protection – by Allaah’s leave – from the evil
eye and from destructive envy (hasad). We ask Allaah to protect us from that. And Allaah knows best.
See Zaad al-Ma’aad by Ibn al-Qayyim, 4/162