Ayn means Evil Eye, also known as Nazar. Hasad means to be consumed with jealousy while wishing for someone’s blessing to be removed. Jealous Ayn is a form of Hasad. They both can strip someone out of his health, wealth, and out of life altogether.
Ayn and Hasad could be more severe than black magic and are more prevalent than we think, especially in this age, we live at. It is the disease of hating to see someone blessed. We are also guilty because we have gotten comfortable with living in glass houses and displaying everything we have to others. People exaggerate their looks and then wonder how they got inflicted with Evil Eye. The question should rather be: How would not they be inflicted with Evil Eye?
Prophet Muhammed: “Rely on confidentiality in getting your goals accomplished.”
One could also give Ayn to himself and to his kids. We should protect ourselves and our families even from ourselves. This is why Allah addressed this point in the Quran when he said “Why, When you entered your garden did not say, everything is as Allah wills, There is no power except with Allah”. مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ
Prophet Muhammed: “Evil eye is real and if something would overwrite destiny, it would be evil eye.”
Also in Quran Allah tells us that Prophet Jacob warned his son, Prophet Joseph, of narrating his dream to his brothers. Even narrating a dream, where Joseph learned from Allah that he would be a man of great importance, could trigger Hasad and animosity. Prophet Jacob had many sons who were very handsome and well-built. In the same Surah (chapter), Prophet Jacob warns his sons from entering Egypt all from the same entrance. He asked them to seek different entrances. He knew that for people to see a group of very good-looking brothers come all, at the same time to the same place, will trigger Hasad.
Um Salama narrated that the Prophet saw in her house a girl who had a pale face. He said: “Treat her with Ruqia. She has been impacted by the evil eye.” Authentic in Bukhari
Throughout life, people work on acquiring health, wealth, offspring, etc. They put all their energy into accumulating these bounties. However, they rarely put enough effort into preserving these bounties against Hasad and Ayn.
Mother Aisha, wife of Prophet Muhammed, reported that “Prophet Muhammed came in and heard a child crying. He said “Why is your child crying? Would you get him Ruqyah against Ayn?”
When someone is reminded of the risk of getting Hasad, they say, I have nothing special that people could give me Hasad for. They say, if Hasad is real how come all these celebrities do not get Hasad? The truth is some people realize the gifts of Allah only after they lose them. As for celebrities, they only share what they want you to know about them. They do not share the result of Hasad unless they can’t hide it any longer.
Prophet Muhammed, “Stay away from suspicion, for suspicion is the most misleading thought. Do not spy, do not compete, do not envy one another, and do not hold grudge against each other. Be the servants of Allah and be each other’s brothers.” Authentic in Bukhari
Prophet Muhammed used to seek Refuge with Allah for Al-Hasan and Al-Husain (his grandsons) and say: “Your forefather (i.e. Abraham) used to fortify Ishmael and Isaac by saying: ‘Allah! I seek Refuge in the wholeness of your Words from every devil and stray and from every noxious, evil eye.’ أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةٍ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لاَمَّةٍ
A lot of gatherings especially weddings are followed by Hasad and Ayn. Everyone wants to look their best but then comes the sorrow and sickness that fills hearts with depression because of Hasad. Hasad is sometimes from Jinn too. This is why Prophet Muhammed used to seek refuge in Allah from the eyes of Jinn and the eyes of humans. If someone changes their clothes without saying Bismillah (in the name of Allah), the Jinn in the house would be looking at them, especially if there is music and pictures in the house. Of course, there are physical reasons for sickness and failure. However, Ayn and Hasad can cause us to get sick. Some people go as far as doing drugs because they are seeking relief from the harm of the Ayn. What is strange is when someone gives Ayn “Evil Eye” to someone lesser than them in health, wealth, or beauty.
Ibn Al-Qayim mentioned in his book that Othman Ibn Affan (companion of the prophet) saw a handsome young boy. He said: “Smear the dimple of his chin so he does not get Ayn”
Someone could give Ayn to your good-looking kids because they have no kids or their kids are not as good-looking or not as smart. Put your hand on the forehead of your kid and recite for 7 times the following: Al-Fatiha, the first few verses of Surat Al-Baqarah, the last 2 verses from Surat Al-Baqarah, Ayat Al-Korsi, Al-Ikhlass, Al-Falaq, and Al-Nass. If you are in a rush because you are in a gathering outside of the house, you could just recite the 3 Moaothat 3 times each (Al-Ikhlass, Al-Falaq, and Al-Nass.)
Ayn and Hasad impact humans, objects, properties, animals, and plants.
Prophet Muhammed said “Most of what gets my Ummah (nation) in the grave is Iyen” and He also said, “Ayn will keep working on someone until he throws himself off a cliff” (meaning commit suicide).
There are 3 types of Ayn “Nazar”
- The Ayn of people, (Admiring or Jealous Ayn)
- The Ayn of Jinn. When Jinn strike humans with Ayn, it can be very severe.
- The Ayn of Animals. Scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim gives an example of the danger of a staring snake. Prophet Muhammed instructed us in an authentic Hadith to kill 2 specific species of snakes because they cause blindness and miscarriages. Ibn Abbas said, “If you see dogs, cats, or the like, stare at you while eating, throw food to them. They have souls that desire.” People notice that when they eat outdoors in a restaurant, for example, stray cats stare at every bite they eat. Beside, being merciful, to avoid the harm of their eyes, give them a piece to eat. In the old days, ladies who cooked outdoors used to say if a cat sees you cooking, give them a piece of food, otherwise, you could cut your hand while cooking because they give you a jealous eye.
Symptoms of being afflicted with Evil Eye (Nazar):
The impact of Ayn is not the same on all people. Some people are stronger spiritually than others but no one is immune. Frequent yawning, crying, weakness, hesitation, yellowness, dark spots on the skin, Isolation, sudden physical sickness, dizziness, migraines, disappointment, exhaustion, bad temper, suicidal thoughts, unexplained fear, especially of death or losing someone, vomiting, diarrhea and sweating during Ruqia, frequent burping, skin burning, and itchiness, frequent spitting of phlegm, feeling very hot or cold compared to your company, tightness in the chest, pimples, bloating, anxiety disorder, cancer, seeing in nightmares bugs, cats, scorpions, ants, gecko, dogs, and graves. Tightness in the chest especially after sunset or after seeing a specific person. Patients inflicted with Ayn tend to sigh during the Ruqiah.
Sahl Ibn Hunaif and Amir Ibn Rubiah wanted to bathe. So they went to a stream of water. Sahl took off his woolly garment. Sahl said I looked at Amir and harmed him with my eye. I heard him bouncing in the water, so I went to him and called on him three times, but he did not answer me. So I went to the Prophet and told him. He came walking and waded through the water until it was as if I was looking at the whites of his legs. He stroked Amir’s Ibn Rubiah’s chest, then said: “May Allah relieve him from its (Evil Eye) heat, cold, and sickness.” So Amir got up. The Prophet said: “If one of you sees something about himself, his property, or his brother that he likes, let him bless him, for the evil eye is real .” Authentic
This Hadith teaches us the following: 1- The Prophet stroked the chest area of the patient, so we should target this area with treatment like Hijama and Ruqiah oil. 2- Ayn causes patients to feel extreme heat and/or cold. 3- It teaches us that Ayn causes fatigue and sickness. 4- You could give Ayn to yourself or your property.
However just because someone is experiencing any or all of the above, does not mean that they have Ayn. What these symptoms mean is if someone has Ayn, they are likely to experience one or more of the above symptoms.
Abu Hurairah said: “Ayn is real. It brings over Shaitan and the Hasad of the son of Adam”
Evil Eye brings Shaytan
Ayn sometimes is followed by a Shaitan that enters the body through damage of Ayn, the Shaitan then settles within the body. The patient is diagnosed with a complex infliction. The patient is getting treated for the effect of Hasad on their family, health, and wealth and then the patient needs treatment to rid the body of the Shaitan that entered through Hasad. However, not every Ayn case is followed by a Shaitan. If someone has Shaytan Al-Ayn, this person could give Ayn infliction to himself or people around him much more than the average person due to the evil of the Shaitan inside until this person is treated. Once treated, this person is back to normal. If this happens to anyone, he should recite Quran on Zamzam water or honey and wipe his eyes daily.
If spiritual diseases cause physical harm, the treatment is not just Ruqiah. The patient must see a medical doctor. Our scholars give an example if someone gives your car an evil eye that causes a wreck. Do you do Ruqiah on the car or do you take it to a car mechanic?
Treatment: Recite Al-Fatihah, Ayat Al-Korsi, Last 2 verses of Surat Al-Baqarah, Surat Al-Falaq, Al-Nass, and Al-Ikhlass 7 times in the morning and again in the evening. Seek Hijama along with Ruqiah. The best Raqi in the world is: You, because of how genuine, sincere, and humble your request for cure from Allah.
Quranic verses that may treat evil eye and Hasad:
- Surat Al-Falaq, especailly verse 5
“And from the evil of an envious one as he practices envy.”
وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
- Surat Al-Qalam, verse 51
“Those who disbelieve almost trip you with their stares when they hear the message, and say, “He is insane!” But it is no less than a reminder to all the beings.”
وَإِنْ يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِلْعَالَمِينَ
- Surat Al-Nisa, verse 54
“Or do they envy the people for what God has given them of His grace? We have given the family of Abraham the Book and wisdom, and We have given them a great kingdom.”
أَمْ يَحْسُدُونَ النَّاسَ عَلَىٰ مَا آتَاهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ ۖ فَقَدْ آتَيْنَا آلَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَآتَيْنَاهُمْ مُلْكًا عَظِيمًا
Do not use Ayn as an excuse for failure or sickness. If a student does not study well and then he fails his exam, it is not because of Ayn. Ayn is a sudden unexpected twist in the course of progress. For example, a student who is always a top achiever, he suddenly felt that he can’t focus or recall what he studied after attending a contest at which he excelled.
Could Ayn be renewed if I see again the person who gave me Ayn previously?
Yes. The Ayn will be stronger. It is called accumulative Ayn.
A companion of the prophet took his shirt off while washing off the top of his body, a man looked at him with admiration and said “This skin is like no other.” The man immediately fell sick, almost dying. Prophet Muhammed was informed of the incident, He asked his companions “Who do you believe has committed that to him?” Prophet Muhammed then said: “Why would one of you kill another?” “Why didn’t you bless him (ask Allah to bless the gift of Allah to this person)?”
Note: The man who gave Admiring Ayn to another was on the days of the prophet. Can you imagine what people are like now? Another point, the man who was given Ayn, was not given Ayn for his wealth, health, offspring, house, etc. He was given Ayn for his skin!! S do not say I have nothing to be given Ayn for?
How can I wash away Evil Eye?
There is undoubtedly proof in the Sunnah in regards to making Wudua in a water basin to help the person afflicted with Ayn get an instant cure.
This Hadith shocks people twice, Once because they never heard of it and because of how this treatment method works effectively and immediately.
In an authentic Hadith narrated by Muslim, Prophet Muhammed said “Ayn is true. If something would override Destiny, it would be Ayn. If you are asked to wash up, then wash up.”
There are 2 treatment methods for Ayn. Ruqia is not the first choice to treat Iyen. Ruqia is used only if you do not know gave you Ayn and to fortify yourself against Iyen.
If you know who gave you Evil Eye, ask them to make full Wudua in a water basin and ask him to wash in the basin water the left and right side of his abdomen, toward the bottom of his rib cage, or dip the inside bottom of his inner garment or a small part of it in the same water basin. The patient then should ask an assistant to throw this water forcefully on the neck, shoulders, and sick areas of the afflicted person while bathing in a bathtub. The private body parts of the patient should be covered if an assistant is throwing this water at him.
- Using this method, the patient could recover immediately from Ayn, unless Ayn has caused irreversible physical damage.
- Some scholars add, In addition to Wudua, the person who gave Ayn, should wash his knee down to his feet in the water basin, not just the feet.
- This treatment method works even if the person who gave you Ayn is a non-believer.
- You protect yourself from Ayn with Ruqia but If you have been already afflicted with Ayn, then seek to wash away the Ayn method rather than doing Ruqia.
If the person who gave Ayn refuses to give Wudua water to the patient afflicted with Ayn, Raqi’s recommend using a trace of their body like his saliva, hair, or sweat (except for their waste and blood, it is forbidden). For example, give the person who afflicted you with Ayn a bottle of water to drink. Then take the empty bottle of water that touched his lips, submerge it in a basin of water, then shower with water according to the above method. If there is a group of people you suspect and you do not know who afflicted you with Ayn, then invite them to food and use their utensils by dipping them in a water basin then shower with this water as explained above. If you need to identify who specifically gave you the evil eye, then dip each person’s utensil individually in water and shower with it so you know which you react to.
If someone gives your property Evil Eye, like giving Evil Eye to your laptop or your car. Use a trace of his body and dip it in water then recite Ruqiah on this water and wash your car with it, wipe your laptop with this water, water your farm etc. If the infliction reoccurs, then the treatment must be repeated.
If you do not know who gave you Evil Eye, then do just Ruqia. Ruqia is mainly Quran. Nothing but the Quran and Athkar of prophet Muhammed. You are stronger than any magic, Ayn and Hasad if you say your morning, evening, and going to bed Athkar. Additionally, cover up your blessings. Do not overexpose your bounties to others whether in person or on social media.
Should I know who gave me Ayn or Hasad? Yes, try to guess who but without getting too skeptical of people in your circle. Once you guess who, minimize your exposure to this person and do not share with them details about your success, health, and wealth.
How would I know the person who gave me Evil Eye? They are typically too curious about you. You will notice after speaking with this specific person that you experience negative bodily reactions like tightness in your chest, headache, yawning, fatigue, or irritation.
Does diagnosing people with Nazar “Ayn” contradict modern science?
No, It does not contradict modern science. For example, Autoimmune diseases are based on multiple factors like genetic disposition, immune system, and environmental factors. Autoimmune diseases could stay dormant for years but you wonder what triggers autoimmune disease to execute its pathological path. It was dormant and could have stayed dormant forever. In some cases, it could be triggered by Ayn and Hasad. So visit your doctor, take your medicine but also fortify yourself spiritually by seeking the power of Allah.