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Protection from Evil Eye, Jinn and Magic


Many people has read about witches, sorcerers, vampires, wandering spirits, and werewolves.  While much of it is just that – fiction; according to Islamic teachings, there is an element of truth to the supernatural phenomenon.  Some people may have direct experience of the horror out there, who have always had questions, but never had the right answers.


First we need to understand what is meant by supernatural phenomenon.  “The Supernatural” is what lies outside nature and hence outside science as well or beyond scientific understanding.  Therefore, what is supernatural seems inherently mysterious and therefore sometimes scary.  Generally human beings fear what they do not know. 


According to Islamic teachings, the following are the major sources of supernatural harm: Jinn and demons, Envy and jealousy of others and Evil eye.Allah has taught us to keep us safe and protectedfrom such things. [1]




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Protection from Evil Eye

When you like something, then say: “Masha’Allah laa quwwata illa Billaah (That which Allah wills (will come to pass)! There is no power but with Allah)”. Qur’an Surah Kahf 18:39


The Prophetused to seek refuge with Allah for himself, and the greatest means of seeking refuge that is available to the Muslim is reading the Book of Allah, above all the Mawazatayn (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas), Soorat al-Faatiha and Aayat al-Kursi,  Quran surah al-Baqarah 2:255


A’oozu bi kalimaat-illaahil-taammati min sharri ma khalaq(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created). SahihMuslim, al-Dhikrwa’l-Du’aa, 4881



A’oozu bi kalimaat-illaahil-taammati min ghadabihiwa ‘iqaabihi, wa min sharri ‘ibaadihiwa min hamazaat al-shayaateeni waay- yazuroon(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His wrath and punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils and from their presence). Sahihal-Bukhaari, Ahaadeeth al-Anbiyaa’, 3120

أُعيـذُ بِكَلِـماتِ اللهِ التّـامَّة مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْـطانٍ وَهـامَّة، وَمِنْ كُـلِّ عَـيْنٍ لَامَّـة

'U'eezubikalimaatil-laahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin, wa min kulli 'aynin laammatin. (read this 1 time)


Meaning:'O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.'" Sahih al-Bukhari 3371, Jami Timidhi, Hadees: 2060 [2]


Protection from Jinn Possession

The Sunnah mentions adhkhaar (dhikr) by means of which one may gain protection from the shayaateen (devils). These include: 

1. Seeking refuge with Allaah from the jinn: Allaah says: “And if an evil whisper from Shaytaan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allaah. Verily, He is the All Hearer, the All Knower” [Fussilat 41:36]

“And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan (Satan), then seek refuge with Allaah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower” [al-A’raaf 7:200] 

It was narrated from Sulaymaan ibn Sard that two men were trading insults in the presence of the Prophet (), until the face of one of them turned red. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “I know a word which, if he were to say it, what he is suffering from would go away: ‘A’oozu Billaahi min al-Shaytaanir-rajeem (I seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan).’” Sahih al-Bukhaari, 3108 and Sahih Muslim, 2610

2 – Reciting al-Mi’wadhatayn (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan, al-Falaq and al-Naas): It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah used to seek refuge with Allaah from the jinn and from the evil eye until the Mi’wadhatayn were revealed, and when they were revealed he started to recite them and not anything else.” Sunan at-Tirmidhi, 2058; he said it is hasan ghareeb. Also narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 5494; IbnMaajah, 3511. The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4905)


3 – Reciting Aayat al-Kursiy: It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allaah () put me in charge of guarding the zakaah of Ramazaan. Someone came to me and started grabbing handfuls of the food. I took hold of him and said, ‘I will take you to the Messenger of Allaah ().’ He said, ‘I will teach you some words by means of which Allaah will benefit you.’ I said, ‘What are they?’ He said, ‘When you go to your bed, recite this aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “Allaah! LaailaahaillaHuwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyoom (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists)…” [al-Baqarah 2:255] – until he completed the aayah. Then Allaah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no shaytaan (devil) will come near you until morning.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked me, ‘What did your prisoner do last night?’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, he taught me something, and claimed that Allaah would benefit me by it.’ He said, ‘What was it?’ I said, ‘He taught me to recite Aayat al-Kursiy when I go to bed, and said that no shaytaan would come near me until morning, and that Allaah would appoint a guard for me who would stay with me.’ The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘He told you the truth, although he is an inveterate liar. That was the Shaytaan.’” Sahih al-Bukhaari, 3101


4 – Reciting Soorat al-Baqarah : It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah () said: “Do not make your houses like graves, for the Shaytaan runs away from a house in which Soorat al-Baqarah is recited.”(Narrated by Muslim, 780) 

5 – The last aayaath of Soorat al-Baqarah : It was narrated that Abu Mas’ood al-Ansaari said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever recites the last two verses of Soorat al-Baqarah at night, that will suffice him.’” Sahih al-Bukhaari, 4723 and Muslim, 807

It was narrated from al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet () said: “Allaah inscribed a book two thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, from which the last two aayahs of Soorat al-Baqarah were revealed. If they are recited for three nights, no shaytaan (devil)will remain in the house). at-Tirmidhi, 2882. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1799

6 – Reciting “Laailaaha ill-Allaahu wahdahu laashareeka lahu’l-mulk walahu’l-hamd wahuwa ‘alakulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah Alone with no partner or associate; His is the Sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things)” one hundred times: It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah () said: “Whoever says “Laailaaha ill-Allaahu wahdahu laa shareeka, lahu’l-mulk walahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘alakulli shay’in qadeer” one hundred times in the day, will have a reward equivalent to that of freeing ten slaves, one hundred hasanahs (good deeds) will be recorded for him, and one hundred sayi’ahs (bad deeds) will be erased from his record, and it will be protection for him from the Shaytaan for that day, until evening comes. No one could achieve any better than him except the one who does more than he did.” Sahih al-Bukhaari, 31119 and Muslim, 2691

7 – Remembering Allaah often (dhikr): It was narrated from al-Haarith al-Ash’ari that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah commanded Yahyaa ibn Zakariyah (peace be upon him) five things to follow and to enjoin upon the Children of Israel… and he commanded them to remember Allaah, and the likeness of that is a man who was being pursued by the enemy, until he reached a strong fortress in which he found protection; similarly a man cannot find protection from the Shaytaan except by remembering Allaah…”  at-Tirmidhi, 2863; he said it is hasansaheeh. The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1724

8 – The adhaan or Azaan: It was narrated that Suhayl ibn Abi Saalih said: “My father sent me to Bani Haarithah, and there was with me a slave of ours, or a companion of ours. Someone called out his name from a garden, and the one who was with me looked into the garden and did not see anything. I mentioned that to my father, and he said, ‘If I had known that this was going to happen to you, I would not have sent you. But if you hear a voice then make the call for prayer, for I heard Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrating that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When the Shaytaan hears the call to prayer, he runs away fast.”’” Sahih Muslim, 389

The word translated here as “runs away fast” may also mean “farting.” 

9 – Reciting Qur’aan offers protection against the Shaytaan: Allaah says: “And when you (O Prophet) recite the Qur’aan, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil (or screen their hearts, so they hear or understand it not) [al-Israa’ 17:45] [3]


Protection from Magic

There many du’as or dhikrs (supplications or words of remembrance) from the Quran or Sunnah (prophetic teachings) for these things.


There are different kinds of treatment:


Shielding oneself from the evil of magic or any other magic lies in adherence to Zikr (remembrance) of Allah (Morning and Evening Azkar), The Exalted, supplicating Him and placing one's confidence in Him. Furthermore, achieving such a protection does not lie in the use of what is Haram like Talisman (TAWEEZ) and incantations or by carrying impurities such as horse shoe, bones of a pig. In fact, these latter things increase the bad effects of magic and bring devils.


Here is the best way to shield oneself from magic:


1) To have a firm belief that Allah is The Only One Who can do harm and good to people; that nothing befalls a slave except what He has decreed; that magic has no influence except with Allah's Will. Allah Says: {…, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's Leave. …}. Quran Surah 2: 102


But, it is regrettable that due to weakness of faith, many people feel awe of others, as they fear Allah or more. So, they hasten to push back distress through what increases it but they do not realize it.Thus, Dear Brothers and Sisters, you have to pray to Allah, seek refuge with Him and place confidence in Allah alone, and In-sha-Allah, nothing will befall except what He wills.


2) To protect oneself from magicians and devils with a fort that no one can get beyond, i.e. keeping on forms of Zikr day and night, morning and evening and so on, of restricted and unrestricted forms of Zikr. Such a way causes one to be with Allah and whoever is with Allah, He will be with him and nothing will harm him, Allah willing.


Eating Ajwa Dates:The Messenger () said, “Whoever has seven Ajwa dates every morning he will not be harmed on that day by poison or magic.” Sahih al-Bukhari (5445) (5768) (5769) (5779). And usage of other edible items proven from Sunnah like Olive oil, Honey, Kalonji, Zam-Zam water, leaves of senna etc.


3) If, by the Divine Qadar, someone is afflicted with magic, he has to treat such a case through al-Ruqiyah al-Shar`iyyah, i.e. reciting ayath255 of Surah Al-Baqara, the last two ayaath of the same Surah, Surahs Nos. 112, 113 and 114, and other Qur'anicaayaaththat mention magic such as    ‘Then when they had cast down, Mûsa (Moses) said: "What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allâh does not set right the work of Al-Mufsidun (the evil-doers, corrupts, etc.) "And Allâhwill establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) may hate it."} Quran Surah10: 81-82. He also Says: {… That which they have made is only a magician's trick, and the magician will never be successful, no matter whatever amount (of skill) he may attain."} Quran Surah20: 69


Finally! The best treatment for any magic is recitation of Qur'an and the authentic supplication taught by the Prophet Muhammad. In fact, the whole Qur'an is a remedy and a benefit for the one who believes in it. However, there are some Qur'anic portions, that have special qualities such as: Surah Al-Fatiha, Ayat al-Kursi (2:255), the last three Surahs of Qur'an, and the last two ayaath from the Surah of al-Baqarah (2:285-286), etc.


And few more Supplications for protection from Sunnah are:


1)      Recite 100 times a day (after Fajr and Asar):

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهْوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ‏‏

“La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul- mulku, wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'ala kulli shai'in Qadir.”


Meaning: "There is no god but Allah, alone, without any partner. To Him belong the Kingdom and praise, and He has power over everything"


2)      Read this 3 times, Morning after Fajr and Evening after Asar

 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لاَ يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَىْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Bismillaahil-lazee laa yazhurru ma'as-mihi shay'un fil-'arzi walaa fis-samaa'I waHuwas-Samee 'ul- 'Aleem.  Meaning: "In the name of Allah, when Whose name is mentioned nothing on Earth or in Heaven can cause harm, and He is the Hearer, the Knower" SunanAbiDawud 5088 and Jami Timidhi, Hadees: 3388


3)      Read this 1 time during stay in journey and 3 times in the evening (after Asar)


A'oozu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaqa. 


Meaning: I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created. Sahih Muslim, 2709and  Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3604


4)      After sickness, read:

اللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ،اشْفِهِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي، لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لَايُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا


Allahumma Rabban-naas Azhibil baas Shaafi waantash-shaafi, la shifa’a illa shifaa’uka, shifa’an la yughadiru saqama.


Meaning: "O Allah, the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble and heal the patient, for You are the Healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no ailment." Sahih al-Bukhari 5743


Recite after every Farz Salah


·         Ayatal Kursi- Ayath of the Throne (Surah 2 Ayath 255).


·         Recite 3 times after Maghrib Salah and Fajr Salah and 1 time after Zohr, Asar and Isha: Surah 112 Al Ikhlass, Surah 113 Al Falaq and Surah 114 An Naas and few more supplications proven from Sunnah.[4]


Allah Knows Best

See also:Devils plot; Ruqyah;Ruqyah Treatment; Jinn; Paranormal Investigation;






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