Evil eye

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 year ago

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: In Shi'i fiqh, there is no prohibition on it.

However, if someone is genuinely concerned about the evil eye, hadith recommend deflecting it via the Qur'an and du'a, and do not specifically prescribe the types of things culturally associated with the evil eye (like blue ornaments).

I am not intending to advance a view as to whether or not there is actually any merit in hanging up evil eye ornaments, since, in my view, if something has been done cross-culturally for thousands of years, it might have some wisdom behind it. Or, it also might not. (Certainly, evil eye ornaments are a good method of social signalling telling nosy and intrusive people to back off!) 

However, what I am saying is that it is not specifically prescribed in the Qur'an or hadith and therefore is a cultural rather than an Islamic scriptural practice.

If someone is just using these things for decoration or the aesthetic value, none of the above is relevant anyway.

Some Sunni scholars are currently opposed to the evil eye ornaments on the grounds that it might be shirk, or because they consider it a false belief that people are doing because they think it is true, for other reasons. 

So one can choose whatever view is most suitable for them.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Yes as the Hadeeth narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari says: Evil eye can send the man to the grave العين تُدخل الرجلَ القبر.

Protection from evil eye is very easy as we read in the Hadeeths. Simply to recite Sura Al-Falaq and Sura Annaas and Ayatul Kursi.

'Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 years ago

No evidence of such act could be found in our authentic books.

Reciting Quran, giving Sadaqa and praying to Allah (SWT) are very useful to get cure.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 3 years ago

as salam alaikum

evil eye is an established fact in Islam and there are many hadith in this regard. Increasing faith, relying on Allah only and the recitation of sura al-Falaq and sura al-Nas are among the best protection from it.

With prayers for your success.