The Evil Eye: A Comprehensive Guide to its History, Beliefs, and Practices

We know when you hear for the first time about the evil eye you will be shocked and eager to know what it is actually. The evil eye is a superstition that refers to the belief that a person's glare or direct stare at someone may cause them bad luck. It is one of the most common superstitions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The practice of looking at someone with malice or envy has been around for thousands of years. The origin of this belief is unclear and there are many different theories as to its origin.

In Ancient Greece, it was believed that the gods would punish people with evil eyes by making them sick or causing them to lose their sight if they looked directly at them without an apology. These punishments were usually inflicted on children who had committed some kind of crime against another person or family member.

In more recent times, it has become common for individuals who believe themselves to be under the influence of the evil eye to wear protective jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets made from beads or charms that ward off negative energy from others' eyes.

Flats Of Scope:

  • What Is Evil Eye In Islam?
  • Ancient Talisman
  • The Religion Of Evil Eye
  • Effects Of Evil Eye On Humans
  • If Someone Casts An Evil
  • How To Protect Yourself From Evil Eyes In Islam?
  • An Evil Eye Tradition In Islamic Country

What Is Evil Eye In Islam?

Like other religions in Islam evil eye concept is available even in The Sacred book of Muslims "Quran" the concept of the evil eye is also available. In Islamic society, many scholars raise the question of what the evil eye actually is.

The answer to this question is still available in the Holy Book Quran which is "And from the evil of the envier when he envies"(Al-Falaq verse No.113:5), so you can clearly see that and research yourself too about this verse.

According to The Holy Prophet of Muslims Name Muhammad( S.A.W), it is also proven. The Prophet says that "one-third of those in the grave are there because of the evil eye". So anyone can clearly see the evil eye concept available in the Islamic religion. In many Islamic books, there are several methods that are taught to ward off the evil eye which we discuss below so keep reading.

Recently given a fatwa by the religious committee in Turkey it is said that" The use of Ornaments locally known as "Nazarlik, Nazar Boncugu" is totally forbidden and not proved in Islam. Let us tell you one thing which is that" the evil eye is actual and proved by many authentic books but the evil eye jewelry or warding off material is still not recognizable. So the evil eye is also accepted by the Islamic religion. 

Evil Eye in Islam

Ancient Talisman!

The faith in the evil eye for sake of any loss to others dates back to ancient times. Like in the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. The Ancient talisman is used to protect from envy. The ancient charm was given to newborn babies, New mothers, and newly married couples to protect them from envy. There are many common examples where people share their personal experiences and also talk about the protection of ancient talismans. 

The Islamic Believer believes that the evil eye creates negative effects. The Muslim community believes that the attitudes, and behaviors that influence the people most other than ALLAH Almighty are forbidden. That's why the Muslim community believes in evil eyes but not wearing any amulets. 

Concept of evil eye in Different Religions

The Influence of the Evil Eye is a true fact, The evil eye belief is found in Islamic doctrine which is based on the statement of Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W). But This not end here because it is popular and recognizable in other religions too like Hinduism, Jewish, Christianity, etc.

The practice of religious evil eye is common in many cultures around the world. In some places, such as 

The religion of the evil eye is a very old form of witchcraft. It was practiced in ancient times and still continues to be practiced today. People today still believe in this type of curse but instead refer to it as “the evil eye” which means they believe there are people out there.

The Belief In The Religion Of The Evil Eye Is Based On Several Assumptions:

  • A person who looks at another person with a very angry face may cause harm to that person, his family, and his surroundings.
  • The cause of this harm is thought to be the evil eye or malevolence.
  • To prevent such mishaps, it is necessary to avoid looking at people with angry expressions.
  • If one cannot avoid looking at such people, he should try to avert their gaze by averting his eyes or turning away slightly (to avoid exposing them too much).

Effects Of Evil Eye On Humans

Anyone who puts the evil eye on others the receiver of the evil eye will lose his/her health or any other precious thing. It is proven in Islamic religion that the evil eye is true and proven by their Holy Book and Islamic scholars too.

  • Evil Eye is a curse that can be cast on people or objects. 
  • The evil eye is a form of negative energy that can affect the person who has it or its environment.
  • This curse can result in illness, bad luck, and even death.

There are many ways in which this type of energy manifests itself:

  • 1) You may notice someone looking at you suspiciously or making comments about how bad your luck has become since they started noticing your presence (which means they were probably casting an evil eye on you).
  • 2) You may experience symptoms such as headaches, nausea, heartburn, and stomach pain after someone has cast an evil eye on you or something near you.
Evil Eye Amulets

If Someone Casts An Evil

The effects of the evil eye on humans are varied and can be devastating. The best defense against this harmful energy is not giving it any attention. If you feel that someone has cast an evil eye on you, don’t retaliate. This will only make matters worse and increase their power over you. Instead, concentrate on clearing your mind of negative thoughts so that positive ones or prayers can dissipate them.

If you regularly see people looking at you with their eyes narrowed in a threatening manner, then it may be time to rethink your relationship with those people because they are undoubtedly casting an evil eye upon you! If someone gives you a gift or presents it to you while they are looking at you in a threatening manner, then stop what you are doing immediately because this person is trying to control your mind using their psychic powers!

How To Protect Yourself From Evil Eyes In Islam?

In all evil eye believer's religions, some tips and methods are suggested to protect themselves from the evil eye. As Muslims believe in prayer(Dua) therefore in Islam some special prayers are suggested to ward off the evil eye which is called "Dua" for protection from the evil eye.

The Dua for protection is included the following:

أ’عضو بي كلماتيلله التمتع من شارع ما خلق

Translation: I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created.

أ’عضو بي كلماتيلله التمتع من غضبه و ‘عقبيه, و من شارع ‘عبده و من حمزة الشياطين و أن يحضرون

Translation: I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His wrath and punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils, and from their presence.

Special Dua For Protection From Evil Eye

Here are some special words also taught to recite for protection which is as follows:

حسبي الله لا إلها إلى هو, ‘عليه توكلت و هو ربلئرش إل‘عظيم

Translation: "Allah is sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshipped but He, in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne".

The Proper Method In Islam For Protection Against Evil Eye

It is said that if it is confirmed or suspected that a person has been afflicted by the evil eye, then the person who put the evil eye on him/her, should be ordered to wash him or herself on the behalf of his/her. And then brought a vessel filled with water and the giver of the evil eye put his/her hand in the water and rinsed his/her face with that water and then put his left hand in the water and washed his/her left knee and washed inside his/her garments too.

Then the used water by the giver should be poured over the head of the person to whom he or she put an evil eye. And then pouring it in behind once. He or she will be healed.

Evil Eye Jewelry

Evil Eye Traditions In Islamic Countries

The concept of the evil eye can be traced back to ancient times when it was believed that certain individuals or objects were responsible for causing harm or misfortune to others. In some cultures, it is believed that the evil eye can only be cured by making a talisman out of a rabbit's feet or throwing salt over one's shoulder to ward off its effects.

In Islamic countries, particularly Iran, there are traditions around the concept of the evil eye. One such tradition involves placing a mirror on a stand near doors and windows so that people who enter will see their reflection and avoid stepping on them. Another tradition involves hanging red ribbons on doors or walls where people often enter to avoid breaking them accidentally.

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