I would like to know if its ok to make duaa and pray for someone to receive the same as they did to me whether it is good or bad.

Someone did something bad and is continuing with their evil practices with others. Basically stealing from under peoples noses but in the most unimaginable way and than moving to the next. I am not seeking revenge or trying to do something bad to them. But I would like to include in my prayer that this person(s) goes through whatever he/she did to me, both good and bad, nothing more, nothing less.

I know to pray for something bad is not allowed and I know we should pray and forgive. I tried at first but I have since found they are continuing to do this.


Nothing wrong. It has been done by the Prophet and his Companions.

Sa'id supplicated: "O Allah! If she is a liar, deprive her of her eye sight and cause her to die in her land." 'Urwah said: "She did not die till she became blind. While she was walking in her land (concerning which the dispute arose) she fell down into a pit and died." [Al Bukhari dan Muslim]

Someone who has been wronged has the right to curse someone.

Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing. (An-Nisa 4:148)

In fact, the dua of someone who is oppressed is extremely powerful:

“And be wary of the supplication of the oppressed, for between it and Allah there is no barrier.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1496, 2448) and Sahîh Muslim (19)]

But if you can forgive, it's better to do so.

O you who have believed, indeed, among your wives and your children are enemies to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon and overlook and forgive - then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (At-Taghaabun 64:14)


You can pray for them to stop and have whatever they stole returned to the rightful owners.

But it's not haraam to pray AGAINST someone. The Prophet prayed against people and for people.

Just be reasonable. It is up to Allah to accept your duas.


I agree that if someone does something you hate you have a right to curse them even though it's bad, but a sensible solution is just to talk to them and stay away from them instead.

  • This answer really needs more meat to it; as phrased, it appears to be just a personal opinion rather than an actual Islamic ruling like the questioner is asking for.
    – goldPseudo
    Jan 9 '15 at 20:03

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