Evil eye treatment
In the pre-Islamic days of ignorance, when the pagans amongst the Arabs feared the effects of an ‘evil-eye’, in their ignorance, they would perform many a rite and ritual to ward off its evil….like wear amulets, tie their beards, or wear a string around their neck, or cleanse themselves with animal dung or bones, etc. The Messenger of Allah (saws) absolutely and totally forbade the believers to perform such useless and unlawful acts to ward of the evil….and commanded the believers to simply recite the ‘Muawwidaat’ (113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas), for that would more than suffice the believers.
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.
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 one’s 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 does any of the self-invented and useless rituals like revolving money around one’s head seven times, or burn something, or revolve something, or burn chilies, or perform any other rite or ritual in their effort to ward off the effects of the ‘evil-eye’, then they would be held guilty in the Court of Allah Subhanah for following an innovation (bida) in the least, or following a rite of the pagans and committing an act of ‘shirk’ at it worst!
If one fears the evil effects of the ‘evil-eyes’, all of is guided to do is recite the ‘Muawidaat’ (113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas), for the seeking of protection in Allah Subhanah is more than sufficient to ward off any and all evil.
As beneficial and as meritorious as the recitation of any of the Surahs of the Glorious Quran may be, there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) prescribed the recitation of the Surah Al-Burooj to ward off the evil eye. To recite the Surah Burooj (or any other Surahs except Surahs Al-Falaq and An-Naas) with the intention to ward of the evil-eye would be against the Sunnah and Guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws).
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.
What do Muslims believe about God, prophets, the afterlife, etc?
The basic beliefs of Muslims fall into six main categories, which are known as the “Articles of Faith”:
- Faith in the unity of God
- Faith in angels
- Faith in prophets
- Faith in books of revelation including (Bible)
- Faith in an afterlife
- Faith in destiny/divine decree
The five pillars of Islam
In Islam, faith and good works go hand-in-hand. A mere verbal declaration of faith is not enough, for belief in Allah makes obedience to Him a duty.
The Muslim concept of worship is very broad. Muslims consider everything they do in life to be an act of worship, if it is done according to Allah’s guidance. There are also five formal acts of worship which help strengthen a Muslim’s faith and obedience. They are often called the “Five Pillars of Islam.”
- Testimony of faith (shahadah or Kalima)
- Prayer (Salat)
- Almsgiving (Zakat)
- Fasting (Sawm)
- Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Daily life as a Muslim
Daily life as a Muslim:
While often seen as a radical or extreme religion, Muslims consider Islam to be the middle road. Muslims do not live life with complete disregard for God or religious matters, but nor do they neglect the world to devote themselves solely to worship and prayer. Muslims strike a balance by fulfilling the obligations of and enjoying this life, while always mindful of their duties to Allah and to others.
- Morals and manners
- Business ethics
- Modesty in dress and behavior
- Dietary rules
- Care of children and elderly
- Racism and prejudice
- Relations with non-Muslims