Ways of protection against witchcraft, evil eye, jinn, etc
Fatwa No: 188505

  • Fatwa Date:15-10-2012 - Thul-Qi'dah 30, 1433
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Question

(Due to a browser error, I had to re-send this Q.) People can often be harmed from witchcraft, evil eye, bad luck, harmful Taweez, ghosts, Jinns, curse, and so on. There are several ways to get rid of these problems, for e.g.- by reciting in the morning and evening Suras Ikh-las, Falaq, Naas, Ayatul Kursi. But my question is how to take pre-cautions against such problems even b4 they happen? How to make sure that the affect doesn’t start? Some things people do are: not staying impure/napak for long; not going to haunted houses or places; spinning some money around the head and giving it in charity

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Reciting Chapters 112, 113 and 114, and verse 255 from Chapter 2, and the supplications of seeking refuge in Allaah that are confirmed from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in the morning and evening, are among the matters by which a person fortifies himself from the occurrence of evil and becomes safe from it before it happens. Likewise, performing religious obligations and staying away from prohibitions have the same effect. We can make sure that these matters have not taken place if we noticed that its ill effects did not appear.

As regards maintaining the state of ablution constantly in a way that a person renews his ablution whenever it is invalidated, then this is something Islamically recommended; a Hadeeth reads: “Adhere to righteousness (as much as you can), you will never encompass it all. Know that the best of your deeds is the prayer and none will preserve his ablution except a believer.” [Maalik, Ibn Maajah - Al-Albaani graded it as Saheeh (sound)]

In Saheeh Al-Bukhari, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said to Bilaal  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him at Fajr prayer: "O Bilaal, tell me of the best action by which you seek the best reward in Islam as I heard the sound of your shoes in Paradise just in front of me." Thereupon, Bilaal  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said: “I did not perform ablution by an hour of the night or the day except that I prayed with that ablution what Allaah predestined for me to pray.

As regards the common phrase (ablution is the weapon of the believer), then this is not a Prophetic Hadeeth.

On the other hand, charity prevents – Allaah willing – diseases and bad matters like misfortunes and calamities. Indeed, the successful friends of Allaah have tried this and they found that the spiritual treatment is more beneficial than the physical treatment; so the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) used to treat with supplications, and our righteous predecessors used to give in charity according to their illness and what they were afflicted with, and soon Allaah relieved them from their illness. Indeed, Al-Bayhaqi and Ath-Thahabi and others narrated stories regarding them.

However, we did not find that our righteous predecessors used to turn the coins around their heads and then give them in charity. For more details, please refer to Fatwa 85212.

For more benefit on some Islamic means of preventing calamities, evil eye and diseases, please refer to Fataawa 17661, 28793, 24972, 84498, 162951 and 30505.

Allaah Knows best.

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