It’s really unfortunate that many of the Muslims have held on to a thing and established that to mention for an evil eye, when it isn’t!
We often see people saying ‘Ma sha Allah’ thinking that will protect from evil eye. Indeed it’s a good word which means ‘As Allah wills’ but that’s not supposed to be told to protect one from evil eye. Instead we need to make dua for barakah.
Point to note – If the thing belongs to you, then you acknowledge it by saying ‘Ma Sha Allah’. For example if it’s your house, car, wealth or your children. Then you acknowledge and affirm that it’s only because Allah willed. Thus, you say ‘Ma Sha Allah’ then.
In Islam, every action that has been told by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to be done at a specific time in a specified manner has to be followed in the same manner & not based on your own whims and fancies!
So we must say:
When responding directly:
Allahumma barik – May Allah bless
When responding to others:
Allahumma barik lahu – May Allah bless him
Allahumma barik laha – May Allah bless her
Allahumma barik lahum – May Allah bless them
When seeing someone’s car, bike or house
BarakAllahu laka feeha – May Allah bless it for you.
Now this was to protect others from our evil eye. But we must also know what to do to protect ourselves from other’s evil eyes!
Follow these steps on daily basis and then leave it on Allah. Coz what He has decreed to happen, then no one can stop it from happening.
1. Al – Mu’awwidhatayn:
Recite Surah Al-Falaq & Surah An-Nas to seek protection. You can read it before and even after affliction of sickness. This is a direct verse seeking refuge in Allah from the evil of jins and ins!
2. Maintain your daily Adhkars:
Recite duas that are to be mentioned-
When you go out and when you come home.
When you go to toilet and when you come out.
While entering masjid and leaving the masjid.
When entering the market.
Recite the three Qul after every fardh salah. And recite it thrice after Fajr and Magrib salah.
Recite Ayatul Kursi preferably after every fardh salah.
3. Show gratitude for all the blessings that Allah has bestowed on you and seek forgiveness for your sins.
Lastly, we also notice that people have taken the word ‘Ma sha Allah’ and used it on their houses, cars & bikes. This is not appropriate and was not done by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) or done by the companions. So then why follow that which is not correct?
People have gone ahead a step further & have begun hanging the verses of Quran in their houses as means of protection. The verses of the Quran were revealed primarily to teach us how to live in this world. It’s meant for recitation, remembrance & to ponder over it and not to dangle on your walls as show off that we are Muslims or to believe that by doing so it will protect our houses even if we don’t follow the commandments of Allah.
Unfortunately that’s the irony we are living in today.
It’s so disrespectful that those verses are on the walls and in the same hall people watch movies and music and do everything that’s haram under the sky!
May Allah guide us all to keep this Deen simple and follow that what Allah’s messenger taught.
May Allah helps us to gain the khashiya of Allah & implement only that what has to be done as a believer and as a follower of the last & the most beloved of all the prophets (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
© Dr. Nisar Ahmad bin Ibrahim