Fatwa: # 15387
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: South Africa
Date: 24th June 2007

Title

Is there any basis from the Quran & Sunnah to recite the last verse of Surah Nuun to protect oneself from the evil eye?

Question

Is there any basis from the Quran & Sunnah to recite the last verse of Surah Nuun to protect oneself from the evil eye? Also is there any basis for one who intends to marry to recite Surah Dahr daily?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh  

The recitation of the last verses of sura Nun as a means of protection from evil eye and the recitation of sura Dahr for marriage is based on people’s experience. It is possible someone has found the recitation of these verses and suras effective for a particular need and passed over their experiences to others. There is nothing wrong in following the experiences of others as long as one does not regard those experiences as compulsory in Shariah.

And Allah knows best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai 

Darul Iftaa

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