On Dhikr to Ward Off the Evil Eye

Answered by Sayyidi al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Hafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him).

What can one read to ward off the evil eye?

One can read:

  1. Surat al-Ikhlāṣ, Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nās;

  1. These verses of the Qur’ān :

وَإِن يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ وَمَا هُوَ إِلاَّ

ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

Wa in yakādu’lladhīna kafarū layuzliqūnaka bi abṣārihim lammā sami’u’ dhikra wa yaqūlūna innahu lamajnūn. Wa mā huwa illa dhikrun lil ‘ālamīn (Al-Qalam, 68.51-2).

مَا شَاءَ اللهْ لاَ قُوَّةَ إلاَّ بِالله

Ma shā’ Allāh la quwwata illā billāh

 فَارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَى مِن فُطُورٍ ثُمَّ ارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ كَرَّتَيْنِ يَنقَلِبْ إِلَيْكَ الْبَصَرُ خَاسِئاً وَهُوَ حَسِيرٌ

Farji`’l-baṣara hal tarā min fuṭūr thumma’rji`’l-baṣara karratayni yanqalib ilayka’l-baṣara khāsi’an wa huwa ḥasīr (Al-Mulk 67:3-4)

  1. Prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ;
  1. The following prayers:

 

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِماتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطانٍ وهَامَّةْ وكُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةْ

A’ūdhu bi kalimātillāhi’tāmmha, min kulli shayṭanin wa hāmmah wa kulli ‘aynin lāmmah

I seek refuge in the complete words of Allāh from every devil, every creature and every evil eye.

حَصَّنْتُ نَفْسِي بِالحَيِّ القَيُّومِ الّذي لايَموتُ أبَدَاً ودَفَعْتُ عَنِّي السُّوءَبِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ اَلْفِ لا حَوْلَ و لا

قُوَّةَ إِلا باللهِ العَليِّ العَظِيمِ

Haṣṣantu nafsī bil-Ḥayyi’l Qayyum, alladhī lā yamūtu abadan wa dafa’tu ‘annī assu’a bi alfi alfi alfi lā hawlā wa lā quwwata illa billāhi ‘Aliyyi’l `Aẓīm

I place myself in the protection of the Living, the Self-Sufficient who never dies and I drive evil away from myself with “there is no strength nor might except in Allah the Sublime the Almighty” a billion times over.