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A du’a for protection against the evil eye

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

“It is mentioned in Tafsir Ibn Kathir that once Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to visit Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and saw that he was very upset. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) why he was upset and he replied that Hassan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) have been afflicted with evil eye. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) said, ‘It is true that people can be affected by the evil eye. Why did you not give them relief by saying these words?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked, ‘What are those words?’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) replied, say the following words:

اللَّهُمَّ ذَا السُّلْطَانِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَالْمَنِّ الْقَدِيِيْمِ ذَا الْوَجْهِ الْكَرِيْمِ وَلِىَّ الْكَلِمَاتِ التَّامَّاتِ وَالدَّعْوَاتِ الْمُسْتَجَبَاتِ عَافِ الْحَسَنَ وَالْحُسَيْنَ مِنْ اَنْفُسِ الْجِنِّ وَاَعْيُنِ الْاِنْسِ

Allahumma dhas Sultanil ‘Azeem wal Mannil Qadim thal Wajhil Karim waliyyal Kalimatit Tammati wad da’watil mustajabati ‘afil Hasan wal Husayn min anfusil Jinn wa a’yunil ins

As soon as Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited this du’a, Hassan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) got up and started playing in front of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, “Protect your lives, your wives and your children with this du’a. There is no other du’a for protection better than this du’a.”

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in a Hadith Juz’ (collection) of Hafiz Khaythamah ibn Sulayman and Tarikh Dimashq.

(Min Hadithi Khaythamah ibn Sulayman, pg. 204, Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 24 pg. 461. Also see: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Al Qalam, Verse: 51, vol.7 pg. 361)

 

The narration is suitable to quote and to practice upon.

 

Note: When reciting this du’a, mention the name of the person who has been affected with the evil eye at the underlined portion.

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar