These days, evil eye and envies have become extremely widespread. It is very common to find cases like a person could not get any job without any valid reason, faces losses in businesses, not being able to get married, falling sick for a long time without legit medical causes.
Even such issues were present during the time of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, and that is why he taught us dua and lesson to seek protection against these. The Prophet ﷺ himself made dua for protection for him as well as his family, and also told the sahaba to do the same.
I’m going to share some powerful dua related to evil eye protection as well as general protection from the enemy.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said about evil eye in a hadith –
“The evil eye is real and if anything were to overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (to provide a cure) from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath.” [Muslim, Ahmad]
Evil eye is an extremely dangerous thing that can make anyone or anything sick, damaged, die, and other harmful stuff. However, the Prophet ﷺ taught us a few dua to combat and overcome the evil eye thing.
Read the following dua in the morning and evening –
A’udhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min sharri ma khalaq
(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created).
The following dua is for when you feel that you are affected by an evil eye. You can also recite this dua as a protection against it.
A’udhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min ghadabihi wa ‘iqabihi, wa min sharri ‘ibadihi wa min hamazat al-shayatini wa an yahduroon
(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).
And one may recite the words of Allah, which is the last verse of Surah At Tawbah. Recite it 7 times every morning and evening.
“Hasbi Allahu la ilaha illa huwa, ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabbul-'arsh il-‘azim”
(Allah is sufficient for me. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshiped but He) in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne). [9:129]
Surah An Nas and Falaq were revealed after a jew spelled black magic on the Prophet ﷺ. Two angels came and sat on the bed of Prophet ﷺ, and went to a well to recover the hair of the Prophet, which was used to do the magic. Angles recite the verses of Surah An Nas and Falaq, and knots on the hair were removed. And this was how our Prophet ﷺ was cured.
You can recite Surah Ikhlas, Nas, and Falaq, 3 times each for your protection against evil eye as well as magic. Do this every morning and evening – after fajr and maghrib prayer, and blow on yourself as well as on your family and kids. Do the same when you go to bed to sleep.
For detailed Ruqyah Shariah to cure someone from evil eye, you can recite the dua and Quranic verses that are mentioned in this PDF file.
You can also recite Ayatul Kursi 1 time in the morning, evening, and before going to bed to strengthen the protection.
Recite the following dua 100 times in the morning and evening –
Laa ilaha illallahu Wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul mulku, wa lahul hamdu, wahuwa a’la kulli shaiyeen qadeer.
Evil eye spreads like wildfire, and newly married couples aren’t excluded from this effect. Often newly wed couples do things that seem innocent, but highly attracts evil eye, and they end up having marital issues and whatnot.
Whether you’re newly wed or married couple for years with kids, maintain the following things to protect your marriage –
- Do not public your feelings and emotions towards your spouse.
- Do not post images and share personal feelings for your spouse on social media platforms.
- Keep your marital things, mostly good things hidden, to protect your marriage from evil eye.
- If you see any good in your spouse or are highly impressed by anything related to your spouse, make dua for blessing ‘Allahumma bareek lahu’ for wife say, ‘Allahumma bareek laha’.
- Every Fajr and maghrib prayer, recite Suratul Ikhlas, Nas, Falaq 3 times, and blow on yourself as well as on your spouse. If you have kids, blow on them too.
- Recite following dua before you go anywhere together
‘A'uzu bi kalimatillah hit-taammati min kulli shaytaa new-wa hammah, wa min kulli ay nil-lammah’
O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.
Dua for Protection from Enemy
There are dua mentioned in both Quran and books of hadith to seek protection against the enemy. Among those, below are the most common and widely practiced.
When You Meet Your Enemy
اَللّٰهُمَّ إنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِيْ نُحُوْرِهِمْ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُورِهِمْ
Allaahumma ‘innaa naj’aluka fee nuhoorihim wa na’oothu bika min shuroorihim
O Allah, we make Thee our shield against them and take refuge in Thee from their evils. [Abu Dawud]
For Taking Revenge Against the Enemy
اَللّٰهُمَّ مُنْزِلَ الْكِتَابِ، سَرِيْعَ الْحِسَابِ، اَهْزِمِ الْأَحْزَابَ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اهْزِمْهُمْ وَزَلْزِلْهُمْ
Allāhumma munzila ‘l-kitāb, sarī`a ‘l-ḥisāb, ihzimi ‘l-aḥzāb, Allāhumma-hzimhum wa zalzilhum.
O Allah, Revealer of the Book, Swift to account, defeat the groups (of disbelievers). O Allah, defeat them and shake them. [Muslim]
Protection from the Oppressor
عَلَى ٱللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْنَا رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةًۭ لِّلْقَوْمِ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ- وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ
In Allah we trust. Our Lord! Do not subject us to the persecution of the oppressive people. and deliver us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people. [Yunus: 85-86]
It is quite common that individuals recite the above mentioned dua, and still get affected by evil eye, or they get affected first, and then make the dua, but there is no improvement.
Remember one thing, your Quranic recitations and dua will be powerful when you recite them with a firm and strong faith that Allah SWT is enough for you and he alone can cure you.
Also, if you are involved in doing haram stuff, be it your income is haram, you listen to music, watch haram stuff, stare at non-mahrams with sexual intention, you do not wear hijab and niqab in front of non-mahrams, and other major sins, the impact of Quranic recitation and dua will be significantly weaker on you. The more you are free from sin, the quicker the action of dua will be.
- Which Surah is good for protection?
Reciting Surah Ikhlas, Nas, and Falaq 3 times in the morning, evening, and before going to bed – is enough as a protection against evil eye and magic.
- How do you make dua to protect someone?
Make the following dua while keeping in your mind that you are seeking protection for a specific person –
A’udhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min ghadabihi wa ‘iqabihi, wa min sharri ‘ibadihi wa min hamazat al-shayatini wa an yahduroon.
- Does Ayatul Kursi protect you from evil?
Yes, Ayatul Kursi protects from shaitan and evil.
- Which name of Allah is for Protection?
Al Muhaymin ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ meaning the one who ensures well-being and protection over His creation.
An-Nāṣirاَلنَّاصِر The Helper, The Protector.
Even though there are evil from both human and jinn sides, Allah SWT and Prophet Muhammad ﷺ gave us some powerful dua for protection from both these and even more.
The more your faith is, and the more righteous you are, the more impactful and effective those dua will be against evil.