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The ill effect of the evil eye


I wanted to know the authenticity of this Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The evil eye is real and can bring a person down from a high mountain.”



Imam Ahmad and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 274 and pg. 294, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 215)


Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Also see: Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 146)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar