Lesson no. 66. Nazar (evil eye)

The Reality of the Evil Eye (Nazar): -

The reason for the evil eye is mostly because of envy. The reality of envy is the result of hatred and malice, which is the result of anger.
[Fath Al-Haq Al-Mubeen: 219]
The evil eye is like an arrow or spear that leaves the soul of the envier and goes to the person that is envied. It afflicts the person envied and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't afflict the person, it is because of the protective methods used (whether supplications, seeking refuge, etc). Also, when it doesn't afflict the person, the evil eye can return to the envier.
What is an important fact to know is that the evil eye has no effect except by Allah's will. A man can give himself the evil eye (Nazar) and he can also give it to others. It can afflict someone without even being seen by the envier. For example, a blind man cannot see a person, but he can still cast the evil eye, or perhaps if the person is not around and they are described to the envier without being seen by him, it can afflict that person. It can also be afflicted by one being amazed without being envious to him or others. The evil eye (Nazar) can be infected by anyone, even a loved one or a righteous person. So, it is incumbent on each and every one of us to take the necessary precautions and try to prevent being affected by the evil eye and to say the supplications and remembrance upon seeing something amazing and good.
[Fath Al-Haq Al-Mubeen: 198]
The evil eye is a terrible affliction that afflicts mankind; it is the most widespread affliction in the world. Most people of this nation (Muslims) will die due to it, after, what Allah has decreed.
And if we praise about Allah Ta’ala while seeing anything that makes us to amaze that thing than Ishaallah evil eye (nazar) do not afflicted. Praise Allah Ta’ala means to say Mashaallah, Tabarakallah or Alhamdulillah or etc with the intending that everything are created by Allah Ta’ala & it is Allah Ta’ala who has created beautiful things. By praising Allah Ta’ala devil (shaitaan) does not gets the chance to afflict the evil eye (nazar).

Evil mentioned in Quran: -

وَإن يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُواْ الذِّكْرَ

Translation: And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred) when they bear the Reminder.
[Surah Qalam: 51]
Furthermore, Allah Says: -

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إذَا وَقَبَ وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِى الْعُقَدِ وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إذَا حَسَدَ

Translation: I seek refuge with (Allah); the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He Has Created And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away) and from the evil of those who practice witchcraft when they blow in the knots. And from the evil of the envier when he envies.
[Surah Falaq]

Types of Evil eye (Nazar): -

The evil eye is from two sources:
1) The evil eye from mankind (human).
2) The evil eye from Jinn.

Hadees on evil eye (Nazar): -

1. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said that the evil eye is real & Aisha رضي الله عنها narrates that Nabi ﷺ said Seek refuge with Allah, for the evil eye is real.
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3636, 3637; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3507, 3508]
2. Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said “Most of those who will die from my nation (ummat) after what Allah has decreed will be from the evil eye (Nazar)”.
[Fath al-haqq al Mubeen, As-Sahi: 747]
3. Hazrat Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما says that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The evil eye is true, and if there is anything that would precedes pre-destiny, it would be the evil eye and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath”.
[Muslim: 2188; Book no. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5427]
4. Narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "The evil eye is true & He صلى الله عليه وسلم prohibited tattooing".
[Bukhari: 5740; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 636]
5. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها said, "The person who touches others with the evil eye was commanded to perform ablution and the person whom he touched by the evil eye would wash himself with that water.
[Abu Dawud: 3880; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3871]
6. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها say that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم commanded me, or commanded somebody else to perform Ruqyah (Islamic prayer formulas) for the evil eye.
[Bukhari: 5738; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 634]
7. Hazrat Asma Bint Umays رضي الله عنها said, "O Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم the children of Jafar رضي الله عنه are usually touched by the evil eye, should I perform Ruqyah (Islamic prayer formula) for them"? He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "Yes. If there is anything that precedes pre-destiny, it would be the evil eye.
[Tirmizi: 2199; Book. 28; English vol.4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2059]
8. Abu Umamah Bin Sahl Bin Hunaif narrated that Amir Bin Rabee'ah رضي الله عنه once saw Sahl Bin Hunaif رضي الله عنه taking a bath and said, "By Allah! I have never observed the skin of a person that is softer than what I have just seen". Sahl fell to the ground. Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم then came to Amir رضي الله عنه in anger and said to him, "Why would one of you kill his own brother? Why have you not said Tabarak Allah, (may Allah bless it)? Take a bath for it". Amir then washed his face, hands, elbows, knees, feet and a part of his garment in a pot for what he had done and then poured the used water on Sahl.
[Ibn Majah: 3638; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3509]
9. Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said, If there is anything that precedes pre-destiny, it would be the evil eye. When one is touched by the evil eye, he should take a bath (or a wash) for it".
[Tirmizi: 2203; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2062]
10. Narrated by Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه , "The Evil Eye can take a person into grave (can cause death), & takes the camel into the cooking pot (meaning death)".
[Healing with Medicine of Prophet  by: Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah]
11. Umme Salma رضي الله عنها said that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم once saw a young girl, who had a certain expression (black spot) on her face and said, “Seek Ruqyah (Islamic prayer formula) for her, because she is touched by the evil eye".
[Bukhari: 5739; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 635]
12. Hazrat Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم used to seek refuge from the Jinn and the evil eye of mankind; when Mu’awwidhatain (Surah Falaq & Surah Naas) were revealed, Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم recited them & stopped recited anything else.
[Ibn Majah: 3640; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3511]
13. Narrated by Hayyah Bin Habis At-Tamimi رضي الله عنه that he heard his father saying that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said “There is nothing to Alham, & the evil eye is real.
[Tirmizi: 2202; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2061]
14. Hazrat Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that the Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم, Made it easy to do Ruqyah for fever, evil eye (Nazar) & Sores (Namlah).
[Tirmizi: 2195; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2056]
Many scholars mentioned scorpion bite in place of fever.
15. Hazrat Umme Salma رضي الله عنها says that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم saw in our house a slave girl and on her face (sign of Nazar) was Assa-faa'ah (black spots). Upon which the Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said " Seek Ruqyah for her, for verily she is afflicted with a look (evil eye)”.
[Bukhari: 5739; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 635]
The scholars have said "Assa-faa'ah" is the evil eye of jinn's.
16. Hazrat Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما says that, “Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم used to seek refuge for Hasan and Husain رضي الله عنه, and use to say, ‘Your father [Ibrahim عليه السلام, peace be upon him] used to seek refuge with Allah for Ismail and Ishaq عليه السلام with these words:

"أعوذُ بكلماتِ اللهِ التامَّةِ، مِن كُلِّ شيطانٍ وهامَّةٍ، ومِن كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةٍ".

Translation: I seek refuge for the two of you in the Perfect Words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous pest and from every harmful eye.
[Tirmizi: 2201; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2060]
17. Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said," Why would anyone of you kill his brother? If he sees something that he likes, then let him pray for blessing for him.'
[Ibn Majah: 3638; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3509]
(This Hadees is regarding evil eye of Sahl Bin Huniaf) (Means whenever we see a good thing we should praise Allah & give Dua of Barkat by this evil eye will get occur)