What Evil Eye Protection
Fighting the eye is more likely to be successful if one conceals his blessings from the people.
For instance, it is narrated that once Uthman (r.a) saw a handsome boy and commanded, “Blacken his cleft chin so that the evil eye does not touch him.”
Another Islamic prayer formula that helps ward off the evil eye was related by Abu Abdullah. He was once travelling for Hajj or Jihad using a good animal. There was a man in the caravan who would never look at something but would bring it to his demise. Abu Abdullah was then told, ‘Preserve your camel from this man’s eye’. He said, ‘My camel cannot be touched by harm, ‘The person who touched with the evil eye was informed of Abu Abdullah’s response and he waited for a chance when Abu Abdullah was not present and looked at the camel which soon fell on its feet. When Abu Abdullah came and was told that the person had touched it with the evil eye and that his camel was suffering, as was evident, he said, ‘Show me the man’. When he came by him he said, ‘In the name of Allah a restraint that restrains, a hard rock and a blazing star. I ask that the evil eye returns to the person who started it and on the dearest people to him (meaning the envious person himself)’
Then look again: “Can you see any rifts?” Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.” (67:3, 4)