Evil eye refers to the gaze from one person to another which can cause affliction or ill-luck to the individual. These gazes are often associated with envy, jealousy, or it can even be extreme admiration, and these gazes can either be intentional or unintentional.
Like black magic and Jinn, most people do not believe in the evil eye as it is unseen, and most people only believe in what they can see. Along with Jinn and black magic, the evil eye is also mentioned in the Quran:
“And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes…”
This verse defines the meaning of evil eye by saying ‘they will affect you by looking at you with their eyes.’ This verse is proof that the evil eye and its effects are indeed real.
The Prophet of Allah (PBUH) also confirmed that the evil eye is real with the simple narration from a hadith: “The evil eye is real.”
One common cause of evil eye is the gaze of one person to another, but another cause of evil eye can be sent by a magician to cause harm on an individual.