The concept of Masha Allah

The concept of Masha Allah is explained in surah Kahf, the 18th chapter of the Glorious Qur’an.

As I said earlier, the word Masha Allah is a powerful and strong word coming from Allah, so as believers we must learn it and practise it in our daily lives, Insha Allah since it is a Quranic word.

Surah Kahf carries the whole depth ,context, meaning and importance of this phrase Mashallah which is heavy in meaning yet light in words. !!!
Verses 32-44 speaks about the story of two men. One man was blessed with gardens of fruit and wealth. The other man had nothing but had a strong belief in Allah. The man who was blessed with everything did not thank Allah and acted arrogantly and in the end, everything that he had perished.

This story  reminds all of us that we should use say Masha Allah – God Has Willed It  or more completely”  Masha’ Allah La quwwata illa billah” Allah has willed it, there is no power except Allah” when mentioning the good things that he has given to us or to anyone else.

وَلَوْلَا إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ إِن تَرَنِ أَنَا أَقَلَّ مِنكَ مَالًا وَوَلَدًا

Walawla ith dakhalta jannataka qulta ma shaa Allahu la quwwata illa biAllahi in tarani ana aqalla minka malan wawaladan

If only, when thou enteredst thy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah willeth (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though thou seest me as less than thee in wealth and children. Surah 18:39

This verse  is a dialogue between a believer and a non-believer.

18:32 -44

Coin for them a similitude: Two men, unto one of whom We had assigned two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date-palms and had put between them tillage.

Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof. And We caused a river to gush forth therein.

And he had fruit. And he said unto his comrade, when he spake with him: I am more than thee in wealth, and stronger in respect of men

And he went into his garden, while he (thus) wronged himself. He said: I think not that all this will ever perish.

I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort

I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort.

His comrade, when he (thus) spoke with him, exclaimed: Do you disbelieve in Him Who created you of dust, then of a drop (of seed), and then fashioned thee a man?

But He is Allah, my Lord, and I ascribe unto my Lord no partner.

If only, when you enteredthy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah wills (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though you see me as less than thee in wealth and children,

Yet it may be that my Lord will give me better than thy garden, and will send on it a bolt from heaven, and some morning it will be a smooth hillside,

Or some morning the water thereof will be lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search for it.

And his fruit was beset (with destruction). Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had spent upon it, when (now) it was all ruined on its trellises, and to say: Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!

And he had no troop of men to help him as against Allah, nor could he save himself.

In this case is protection only from Allah, the True, He is Best for reward, and best for consequence”.



Why are people affected by evil eye? How to find quick relief from evil eye and envy?

The concept of the evil eye

The concept of evil eye is an old one. At some point in ancient times it apparently got mixed up with superstitions, probably involving the ill-will or curse of those who envy. However, Islam speaks about evil eye as a reality, to be taken seriously. Those who envy others’ gifts and who secretly wish to possess others’ gifts; as muslims we also envy others’ beauty, possessions …it may be a beautiful face, a beautiful voice, a nice hijab, car, house etc. However, there is a difference between envy and jealousy. jealousy is a very destructive. It has tremendous potential of destroying relationships with family and friends with long-term consequences.Normally, when we are jealous, we want to possess the thing coveted whereas envy  is more than jealousy; you would prefer to deprive the other from Allah’s bounty.  anyway, when we see a nice thing, we are asked to say “Masha Allah”

The word masha Allah = what Allah wishes. Everything happens by the will and wishes of Allah; expressing the belief that what so happens only happens because of the will of Allah.

more completely”  Masha’ Allah La quwwata illa billah” Allah has willed it, there is no power except Allah” when mentioning the good things that he has given to us or to anyone else.

Let us look into the words Insha Allah and Masha Allah for more understanding. Insha Allah = if Allah wills and Masha Allah = Allah has already willed it!!!!

The word Masha Allah has a positive effect on the thing we covet because it is Allah’s word, and it puts a barrier between your envy/jealousy and the beautiful object. in other words, it shields it against disaster. This is why we recite surah Al Falaq and An nass as protection. It is important that Muslims learn to protect themselves against evil eyes. Envy or jealousy is known as “hasad” in Arabic.

“Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the 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 envieth.”
Surah Al-Falaq (113:1-5)


I would like all of us to meditate upon this verse profoundly and ask Allah Azzawajal to protect us and our gifts from evil eyes and the jealous evil persons. We ask Allah to cure us from envy/jealousy and from coveting others gift, if we are afflicted by this sinful act.

“And covet not the thing in which Allah hath made some of you excel others. Unto men a fortune from that which they have earned, and unto women a fortune from that which they have earned. (Envy not one another) but ask Allah of His bounty. Lo! Allah is ever Knower of all things.”  (4:32) An-Nissa.

It will be interesting if our dear readers read surah Kahf for more understanding of this word ‘insha Allah’

Coming back to the problem of evil eye, notice the symptoms:

 The negative energy of an envious person can cause physical symptoms that are not related to a disease, such as weakness, eye infections, upset stomach, fever and nausea. Also, it is likely that the affected person will have personal, family or professional problems without any apparent cause….

“..And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.”[Quran Surah Al Falaq 113]


Prophet(SA) said: “The evil eye is real, and if anything were to overtake the divine decree (al-qadar) it would be the evil eye.” [Muslim]


Islam teaches Muslims to seek protection and refuge in Allah from the evils of envy through the recitation of prayers, verses from the Quran and supplications.

Symptoms of Evil Eye

. Body weakness

. Lack of apetit

. Face turns yellow or looses its colour

. Cry without reason

. Feeling body shakes

. Tightness on the chest

. Yawning

. Laziness and lake of strength for work

. Sometimes Dizziness

. Nauseas

. Arm and leg pain

. Headaches

. Pain moving in body

. Burps

. Disease that don’t get cured with medicine

. Lack of interest in daily activities

. Women loosing hair

. Hatred to meet Family, Friends and People

. Destruction in business

. Blockages in Business

. Whatever work you are expert in cannot perform and feels sick

The Treatment of the Evil Eye

There are categories of treatment for those afflicted with the evil eye.

The first category: Treatments before the evil eye occurs:

There are many types, which is as follows:

*  Protect yourself and those whom you fear for from it with remembrances,  supplications and seeking refuge that is in accordance with the Qur’an  and Sunnah, as is mentioned in the first category for the treatment of  magic.

* supplicate for whom you fear might be afflicted with it  (if you see something within yourself, your wealth, your son, your  brother or anything that amazes you) with blessing. From the statement  of the Prophet (saws)

”  If anyone says from his brother what amazes him, let him supplicate for  him with blessings: This is what Allah wills, there is no strength  except with Allah, O Allah bless him with it. ”

* Guard anything or anyone that is attractive and may be a recipient of the evil eye. This means:

1)  When a person has a beautiful family he should guard them by seeking  protection from Allah for them, teaching and commanding them to do so,  and also by dressing them properly not to expose their bodies or beauty  so as not to be envied and affected by the evil eye. The Prophet (saws) used to seek protection for Hassan and Hussein by saying:

” I seek refuge for both of you in the perfect words of Allah and from every satan, vermin, and from every evil eye.”

2) If someone has wealth, he should guard it by asking Allah to bless and protect it and be thankful to Allah.

3) If someone has good news and he knows people will envy him because of it, he should guard it by keeping it secret.

Until then, as salam alaykum to you all

Sister Ammaara