The evil eye exists in Arab society with envy and hatred being cited as causes. As a result, many people think that the evil eye can bring disability, domestic issues, accidents, sicknesses, and unemployment. Children, adults, cattle, and people’s property are all said to be affected by the evil eye. Moreover, young, wealthy, and extremely attractive people are thought to be more vulnerable.

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Here are five methods which people use to protect themselves from the evil eye



Many households have them, and they can even be seen dangling from car rear-view mirrors or worn as jewellery around the neck or wrist.

The blue glass beads, which contain a white spot in the middle and a smaller black dot in the middle, are known to have been employed for protection by people as different as the Assyrians, Phoenicians, Romans, Ottomans, and Greeks.

The eye-shaped bead is claimed to deflect undesired negative stare away from the person who has the evil eye and towards the one who has it.


Quranic Recitations

A number of Quranic verses and surahs (chapters) are widely thought to be useful against ain-related forces. A pair of short surahs that begin with the word Qul are the most popular (the invocation “say” in Arabic). Surah al-Falaq (Daybreak) and Surah an-Nas (Mankind), jointly known as Al-Mu’awwidhateyn or “the verses of refuge,” are two of them.


Burning Incense

Incense is burned to ward off evil spirits and powers in the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia.

To cleanse the negative energy cast by the evil eye, Bedouins burn agarwood or incense around the cursed person. Black seed (habbat el barakah) or thyme are popular in Egypt.


Spitting Three Times

The sound of three false spits, with no saliva really leaving the mouth, is similar to “thu thu thu.” Many cultures, including the Greeks and Romans, appear to have practised this rite, which the latter dubbed “despuere malum,” or “spit at evil.”

Some Bedouin healers don’t hold back, and use their spit to cure those who have been plagued by the evil eye, with the notion that a man’s saliva will cure a man, and a woman’s saliva will cure a woman.


Bottom Scratch Or Pinch

The phrase “char atchk” is used by Armenians to prevent a compliment from becoming a curse by scratching the backside.

The argument goes that because you are in agony from the pinch, the evil eye will be less envious of your achievement.


Lead Pouring, Melting

The individual who is said to have been affected by an evil eye is required to sit on the ground or on a chair. Two or more people stretch a cloth over his or her head and another person recites a few Quranic prayers while pouring melted lead into a pan of cold water.

Each drop of lead takes on particular shapes, which the person pouring the lead interprets to determine whether or not you have been touched by the evil eye. If the lead pieces have too many spiky edges, it is assumed that the person has been afflicted by the evil eye.

It is also thought that by performing this ceremony, the lead absorbs all of the evil eye’s power, making you free of it.


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