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Assuming something is Nazr

Fatwaa ID: 034


Assalamu Alaikum, I immediately need an help. I know that evil eyes are true said by Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. So is there any Surah or recital to be recited behalf of another person who is affected by it? She is far away from me so I could only supplicate for me! Please help me. She has changed her mind so as not to do her advance level which she have been craving for. She hasn’t behaved like this before. So please help me for the sake of Allah. Jazakallahu Khairan!


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to our understanding of your query, the person you are concerned about is a female. She does not want to pursue her advanced studies. You interpret this attitude as her being affected by evil eye (nazr). While the effect of nazr is true and proven in the Ahaadith[i], how did you conclude that her attitude is indeed the effect of nazr? There could be various reasons for her attitude. It is possible that she is now conscious of her Islamic values and as a female, she is aware of the immoralities in the secular environment. Discuss the issue with her before arriving at a conclusion.

Nevertheless, if you do believe that she is affected by an evil eye, then you should advise her to recite Surah Al-Falaq (113)[ii], Surah An-Naas (114)[iii] and Ayatul Kursi [2:255] after every fardh salaah.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best
Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

[i]  صحيح البخاري (7/ 132) (حديث 5740)

حدثنا إسحاق بن نصر، حدثنا عبد الرزاق، عن معمر، عن همام، عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «العين حق»

[ii]  سنن الدارمي ت الغمري (ص: 780) (حديث 3762)

أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الله، حَدَّثَنَا لَيْثٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَجْلَانَ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ أَنَّ عُقْبَةَ بْنَ عَامِرٍ, قَالَ: مَشَيْتُ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلى الله عَليهِ وسَلم فَقَالَ لِي: قُلْ يَا عُقْبَةُ, فَقُلْتُ: أَيَّ شَيْءٍ أَقُولُ؟ قَالَ: فَسَكَتَ عَنِّي، ثُمَّ قَالَ: يَا عُقْبَةُ قُلْ, فَقُلْتُ: أَيَّ شَيْءٍ أَقُولُ؟ قَالَ: {قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ} , فَقَرَأْتُهَا حَتَّى جِئْتُ عَلَى آخِرِهَا، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ الله صَلى الله عَليهِ وسَلم: عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ: مَا سَأَلَ سَائِلٌ وَلَا اسْتَعَاذَ مُسْتَعِيذٌ بِمِثْلِهَا.

[iii]  مسند أحمد (28/ 531)

حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ غِيَاثٍ، عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، عَنْ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «أُنْزِلَتْ عَلَيَّ سُورَتَانِ، فَتَعَوَّذُوا بِهِنَّ، فَإِنَّهُ لَمْ يُتَعَوَّذْ بِمِثْلِهِنَّ» يَعْنِي الْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ.

الكنى والأسماء للدولابي (3/ 1144)

حَدَّثَنَا الْعَبَّاسُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ مَعِينٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا عَرْعَرَةُ بْنُ الْبِرِنْدِ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو الْهَزْهَازِ نَصْرُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ، عَنْ عَبَّادٍ الْعِجْلِيِّ، قَالَ: ” دَخَلْتُ عَلَى الضَّحَّاكِ وَهُوَ مَرِيضٌ، فَقُلْتُ: أَلَا أَعُوذُكَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ، قَالَ: نَعَمْ، فَقَرَأْتُ عَلَيْهِ الْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ.


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