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What about Ruqyah

The Prophetic Medicine for Treating Evil Eye

Abu Dawood narrated that Sahl ibn Hunaif said,

“We came by a waterfall and I went in it and took a bath, but when I finished I came down with a fever. When the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was informed, he said, ‘command Abu Ath-Thabit to seek refuge (with Allah for Sahl) with an Islamic prayer formula (Ruqyah).’ I said, ‘O my master! Does an Islamic prayer formula bring about benefit?’ He said, ‘There is no Islamic prayer formula except to fend off an evil eye and against fever and a (snake or a scorpion) bite.’” [Al-Hakim also narrated this Hadith]

Ruqyah (Islamic Prayer Formula)

There are several types of Islamic prayer formula, such as reciting:

  1. The first chapter of the Qur’an,
  2. The Mu’awwithatan (chapters 113 and 114 of the Qur’an),
  3. And The Ayat Al-Kursi (2:255)

Also, there are several types of Prophetic Islamic prayer formulas. For instance, one might recite:

“I seek refuge with Allah’s Perfect Words from the evil of what He has created.”

Also, one could recite:

“I seek refuge with Allah’s Perfect Words from every devil and evil soul and from every evil eye.”

Those who try these different types of supplication and Islamic prayer formulas will surely understand their great value and benefit, and consequently, will recognize the great need for them. These supplications will shield one from the effects of the evil eye and will fend off its harm if the evil eye touched them, but according to the degree of faith, strength of soul, degree of reliance (on Allah) and strength of heart of whoever recites them. These supplications are types of weapons, and their effectiveness depends on the skill of whoever uses them.


Also, one could recite:

“I seek refuge with Allah’s Perfect Words, which no righteous or evil soul could ever encompass (or supersede), from the evil of what He has created, made and started; from the evil of whatever descends from the sky and whatever ascends to it; from the evil of what He has created on the earth and what comes out of it; from the evil of the trials of the night and the day; and from what comes by at night or during the day, except whoever comes with a righteous matter. O Merciful One!”

Also, this includes the supplication:

“I seek refuge with Allah’s Perfect Words from His anger and torment, from the evil of His slaves and from the whispers of the devils or that they might attend me.”

Also, the Prophetic Islamic prayer formulas include:

“O Allah! You are my Lord, there is no deity worthy of worship except You. I depend on You (for everything). You are the Lord of the Mighty Throne. What Allah wills, occurs, and what He does not will to happen, will never exist. There is no power or strength except with Allah. I know that Allah is able to do everything, that His knowledge has encompassed everything and that He has kept count of everything. O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the evil within myself, from the evil and the Shirk (polytheism) of Satan, and from the evil of every creation that only You grasp its forelock. Surely, my Lord is on the Straight Path.”

Or, one might recite the following supplication:

“I seek refuge with Allah, other than Whom there is no god. He is my God and the God of everything. I seek refuge with my Lord and the Lord of everything. I depend on the Ever-Living Who never dies. I seek to fend off the evil with: no power or strength except from Allah. Allah is enough of a supporter for me, and indeed, what and Excellent Helper. Allah is enough for me from the slaves.

Allah is indeed enough for me

The Creator is enough for me from the creation. The Sustainer is enough for me from the sustained. Allah is indeed enough for me.

  1. He Who owns everything, Who grants refuge while no one can ever grant refuge against Him is indeed sufficient for me.
  2. Allah is sufficient for me.
  3. Allah’s hearing who ever supplicates to Him is also sufficient for me.
  4. Allah, greater than Whom there is no goal to reach.
  5. Allah, other than Whom there is no god, is sufficient for me, I depend on Him (for each and everything), and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.

Ruqyah of Jibrael (a.s)

If a person fears that he might touch other people by the evil eye, let him fend off its harm by saying:

“O Allah! Bless him”

The Prophet ﷺ commanded Amir bin Rabiah:

“Why did you not say Tabrik [Baarak Allah, (may Allah bless it)] for him?”

Further, saying “Ma sha Allah (what Allah has willed), Laa Quwwata illa billah (There is no power except from Allah)” also helps fend off the evil eye. Hisham bin Urwah narrated that his father used to say, “What Allah wills will certainly come to pass, there is no power except from Allah”, upon seeing something that he likes and upon entering one of his gardens.

Also, Jibrael (a.s) once said an Islamic prayer formula for the Prophet ﷺ which Muslim narrated in his Sahih:

“In the Name of Allah I say Islamic prayer formulas for your benefit, from every illness that might harm you and from the evil of every evil soul or envious person’s eye. Allah will cure you, in the Name of Allah I say Islamic prayer formulas for your benefit” [also narrated by At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasai]


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  1. Greetings My dear brother
    I am very happy that you have sent me this title about ruqyah ,it is very interesting and I have learnt many things from it. Thanks

    • Welcome my dear sister,
      Happy that you appreciate education, it’s indeed a great blessing.
      May Allah guide us and protect us for all evil.

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