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Giving your future self the evil eye

Fatwaa ID: 1533

Question:
As-salāmu ʿalaykum Waraḥmatullāhi Wabarakātuh,

Someone asked:
“Is it possible to give your future self the evil eye? For example, you are constantly thinking and imagining about how you would like your future to be, like basically daydreaming. Does it count towards the evil eye?”

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is indeed possible for a person to give himself the evil eye. This may happen due to being self-conceited or feeling overly good of oneself. Imagining and daydreaming may not necessarily bring about the evil eye, but it should be avoided. When one finds himself in goodness, he should make du’aa for barakah. He should praise Allaah Ta’aala and remind himself that he has no power or might. Rather, this is only from the grace of Allaah Ta’aala.

Rasulullaah ﷺ instructed us,

إذا رأى أحدكم من نفسه أو ماله أو من أخيه ما يعجبه فليدع له بالبركة فٍان العين حق
“When any of you sees in himself, in his wealth or in his brother that which pleases him, then he should make du’aa for barakah for him/it, for indeed the evil eye is a reality.” [Haakim, Ibn Sunni]

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

01/07/1445 AH – 07/25/2023 CE | AML1-8103

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


زاد المعاد (4/167)
وأصله إعجاب العائن بالشيء ثم تتبعه كيفية نفسه الخبيثة ، ثم تستعين على تنفيذ سمها بنظرة إلى المعين ، وقد يعين الرجل نفسه ، وقد يعين بغير إرادته ، بل بطبعه ، وهذا أردأ ما يكون من النوع الإنساني

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