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Ruling on sick person visualizing the one who put the evil eye on him

How correct is it for a sick person to visualize the one who put the eye on him as a result of Qur’aan being recited over him, or the raaqi asking his qareen (jinn companion) to show the sick person who put the eye on him?

Praise be to Allaah. 

For the sick person to visualize the one who put the eye on him as a result of Qur’aan being recited over him, or the qaari’ (reciter) telling him to do so, is a devilish action and is not permitted, because it is seeking the help of the shayaateen (devils). The jinn is the one who makes him visualize the person who afflicted him with the evil eye, and this is haraam, because it is seeking the help of the shayaateen, and because it creates enmity among people and causes fear and terror to be spread among people. It comes under the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression”

[al-Jinn 72:6]

And Allaah knows best.

 [Translator’s note: Raaqi means one who does ruqyah i.e., reciting Qur’aan and du’aa’s over the sick for the purpose of seeking healing]

Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’
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