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?

  • very related
    – user2350
    Jun 6, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013 at 19:39

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.



This world is heaven for non believers . Allah swt only tests his believing servants , he afflicts muslims with such things as evil eye , magic , etc so that he could erase all sins of his believing servants and would raise their status . If we don't see white people getting affected by evil eye m magic . It's because this world is heaven for them, they're in ease . While for muslims , this world is only a small journey , afflictions and trials are parts of their life . All prophets were gone through afflictions , all muslims in this world are in difficulty . It's because this world is not a heaven for us . Our heaven is where Allah swt has destined .

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