Effects of the evil eye

Fatwa No. 3624:

Q: What is the effect of jinn (creatures created from fire) on humans or humans on jinn and the effects of the evil eye on the envied person?

A: The effect of jinn on humans and humans on jinn and the effects of the evil eye on the envied person are well-known facts. But all these things happen by the will and predestination of Allah. As to the effects of the envier on the envied person, it is a fact known to people. It is reported in a Sahih Hadith (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The effects of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye. He (peace be upon him) said: No Ruqyah (reciting Qur’an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) is to be used except for the evil eye or a scorpion sting. There are many Hadiths in this regard. We ask Allah to protect and keep us firm on the truth.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Committee Deputy Chairman The Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz