On Adhkar to Ward off the Evil Eye

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

 

What can I recite to ward off the evil eye?

 

You can recite:

 

  1. Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nas

 

  1. These verses of the Qur’an:

 

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

 

Wa in yakadu’lladhina kafaru layuzliqunaka bi absarihim lamma sami’u’ dhikra wa yaquluna innahu lamajnun. Wa ma huwa illa dhikrun lil ‘alamin (Al-Qalam, 68.51-2).

 

مَا شَاءَ اللهْ لاَ قُوَّةَ إلاَّ بِالله

Ma sha’ Allah la quwwata illa billah

 

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

Farji`’l-basara hal tara min futur thumma’rji`’l-basara karratayni yanqalib ilayka’l-basara khasi’an wa huwa hasir (Al-Mulk 67:3-4)

 

  1. These supplications:

أَعُيذُ نَفْسِي بِكَلِماتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطانٍ وهَامَّةْ وكُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةْ

U`idhu nafsi bi kalimatillahi’tammah, min kulli shaytanin wa hammah wa kulli ‘aynin lammah

I seek refuge for myself in the complete words of Allah from every devil and every creature and from every evil eye.

 

حَصَّنْتُ نَفْسِي بِالحَيِّ القَيُّومِ الّذي لايَموتُ أبَدَاً ودَفَعْتُ عَنِّي السُّوءَ بِأَلْفِ أَلْفِ اَلْفِ لا حَوْلَ و لا قُوَّةَ إلَّا بِاللهِ العَليِّ العَظيمِ

Hassantu nafsi bil-Hayyi’l Qayyum, alladhi la yamutu abadan wa dafa’tu ‘annī assu’a bi alfi alfi alfi la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi ‘Aliyyi’l `Azim

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.

 

4. Prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ