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I've been taught and I have also read that the evil eye is real. What I don't understand is that there are many many extremely rich and wealthy non Muslims, who many many people will envy. Why don't they ever get affected by the evil eye?

Or does the evil eye only affect you if you're Muslim?

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very related –  user2350 Jun 6 '13 at 5:51
    
Negative thoughts of others don't affect if one himself doesn't allow (--how not to, that's another thing.) Equally on muslims and non-muslims. –  ashley Jun 16 '13 at 19:17
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The evil eye is present in many cultures and in at least several religions in addition to Islam.

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This doesn't actually answer if the evil eye can affect non-Muslims. –  ashes999 Jan 10 '13 at 19:39
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As muslim we believe that the evil eye exists in this world according to the hadith of the prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

In sahih Muslim,

Abu Huraira reported so many ahadeeth from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and he reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The influence of an evil eye is a fact.

another hadith in sahih Muslim

Ibn 'Abbas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath.

and in Bukhary,

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The effect of an evil eye is a fact." And he prohibited tattooing.

So in Islam we know it exists and it may affect muslims and non-Muslims too. So we should seek refuge by reading the Day and night athkar, or reading the 3 last surahs of the Quran(An-Nas,Al-Falaq and As-samad) after each prayer.

Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) commanded me to recite Mu'awwidhatan (the last two surahs of the Qur'an) after every prayer.

Nasai(Hasan)

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