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Jealousy is more general than the evil eye. A person with an evil eye is a specifically jealous person. Therefore, every person with an evil eye is a jealous person, but not every jealous person is a person with an evil eye. Hence, the seeking of refuge with Allah (SWT) mentioned in the Quran (Chapter 113) refers to the jealous.
It is recommended that if a Muslim sees something he likes, he should invoke Allah (SWT) to bless it, whether it belongs to him or to someone else
“In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Say: “I seek refuge in the Lord of Daybreak
From the evil of that which He created;
From the evil of the darkness when it is intense,
And from the evil of malignant witchcraft,
And from the evil of the envier when he envies.” 
*· Therefore, if a Muslim seeks refuge with Allah (SWT) from the evil of the jealous, the request includes people with evil eyes. This is indicative of the comprehensiveness, inimitability and rhetoric of the Quran 
*· Jealousy is caused by resentment, hatred and the desire to see a person stripped of his blessing. The evil eye, on the other hand, is caused by admiration and approval.
*· Jealousy and evil eye share the concept of influence: both of them can affect a target. However they differ in their source: whilst jealousy stems from the heart’s burning desire to see the targeted person have a lot of blessings, then see him deprived; the evil eye, on the other hand, emanates from the gaze of the eye Therefore, a person with an evil eye may affect a target from which he is not jealous; inanimate things, animals, corps or money. He may even affect himself with his own evil eye. This is a stare of admiration, followed by a certain disposition that affects the targeted person.
*· A person may be jealous of something predictable, whilst a person with an evil eye may only affect what is actually present.
*· Man does not get jealous of his own self or his wealth, but he may affect these with his evil eye.
*· Jealousy only comes from an evil, resentful soul; but evil eye may come from a righteous person who admires something without having the desire to see it taken away. Amir Ibn Rabia affected Sahl Ibn Hunayf with the evil eye, despite the fact that he (Amir) was among those who not only embrace Islam at an early period, but participated in the Battle of Badr.
Among the scholars who dealt with the difference between jealousy and evil eye, are: Ibn Al-Jawzi, Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Hajar and An-Nawawi.
It is recommended that if a Muslim sees something he likes, he should invoke Allah (SWT) to bless it, whether it belongs to him or to someone else; according to the Prophet’s (PBUH) advice to Sahl Ibn Hunayf:
“Why don’t you invoke Allah (SWT) to bless it”; 
that is, to ask Allah to bless whatever he had, for the invocation of Allah (SWT) thwarts the influence of the evil eye.
Case Study: Amazing story
This incident took place in my house. One day, a man and an old lady visited me. The man sat with me and told me his mother’s story, and his mother stayed with my wife. I called the old lady and recited Ruqya on her. When they left, I looked around in the house and noticed a lot of white maggots. I was surprised. My wife cleaned the house with a sweeper, but shortly afterwards they came back and spread in all the rooms. I said to my wife, “Let us think about it” She asked what the old women had told me. I replied, “She looked at every part of the house for a long while, without mentioning anything.” I immediately understood it was evil eye that hit our house, despite the fact that it was very modest. But perhaps the lady was living in the countryside and she had never seen urban life. Nevertheless, I recited the ruqya of the evil eye over some water and sprinkled it in all parts of the house. A moment later, all the white maggots completely disappeared, and the house returned to its original state. And All Praise is Due to Allah.
1. Surah Falaq 113
2. See Bada ‘I’ u Al-Fawa id: 2/232 and Zad Al-Ma ad 4/167
3. Malik’s Muwatta: Book 50, Number 50.1.2
Extracted from the book Sword Against Black Magic and Evil Magicians by Wahid Abdussalam Bali
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