BEWARE OF “THE EYE”

I know I have been an advocate of compassion and intimacy between spouses these days. Lest I enter trouble, I need to make one more point… Please, keep your cuddling and fondling to yourself and for yourself ONLY. Respect your privacy and that of others. Exercise some restraints when in public places. There are onlookers who might be feeling uncomfortable, jealous or hateful. Remember that social media sites are also part of “public places”. Keep your honeymoon selfies to yourself, they don’t have to be on Facebook.

The Prophet (saw) said, “The evil eye is real. If anything were to overtake the divine decree, then it would be the evil eye. And if you perform Ghusl, then wash well”. (Muslim)

It is reported from Ibn `Abbas that he said, “The Messenger of Allah (saw) used to invoke Allah’s protection for Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn (his grandsons) by saying,

«أُعِيذُكُمَا بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةٍ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّة»

“I seek protection for you two by the perfect Words of Allah from every Shaytan, and dangerous creature, and from every eye that is evil”. Then he would say:

«هَكَذَا كَانَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ يُعَوِّذُ إِسْحَاقَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَام»

“Thus, did Ibrahim used to seek protection for Ishaq and Isma`il (AS).” (Bukhari)

BaarakAllaahu feekum.

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