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Repelling Evil eye, Before it Happens

This is done by seeking blessings. By Allaah’s wisdom, if the one who has put the evil eye on another seeks blessings, the evil is canceled out and does not take effect. Allaah repels His decree by means of His decree, so the entire matter is under Allaah’s control, may He be glorified.

Hence the Messenger of Allaah commanded us to pray for blessing for everything that we like. He said:
“If one of you sees something that his brother has, let him pray for blessing for him.”

And he said to ‘Aamir ibn Rabee’ah (Refer to the incident of Aamir ibn Rabee’ah in this article – Evidence of Evil Eye).

“Why did you not pray for blessing?”

And it was narrated that Sahl ibn Haneef said: The Messenger of Allaah said:
“If one of you sees something that he likes in himself or his wealth, let him pray for blessing for it, for the evil eye is real.” *1*

These Ahadith indicate that the evil eye cannot do any harm if the person who is doing it prays for blessing; rather it can only do harm if he does not pray for blessing. Every Muslim who likes something must pray for blessing, for if he prays for blessing, that will ward off any potential harm, beyond a doubt. *2*

The way in which blessing is sought is to say “Baarik Allaahu fih (May Allaah bless it)” or “Allaahumma baarik ‘alayhi (O Allaah, bless it).”

And one may say “MaSha’ Allaah (that which Allaah wills (will come to pass))“, as in the Verse:

“It was better for you to say, when you entered your garden: ‘That which Allaah wills (will come to pass)(Masha’Allah)! There is no power but with Allaah!” (Al-Kahf 18:39)

*1* Narrated by Ibn Al-Sunni, and by Imam Ahmad and Al-Haakim.
*2* Tafseer Al-Qurtubi, 9/227.

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