How does Masha Allah stop one from casting Evileye?
The evil eye is the name for a sickness or misfortune transmitted, usually with or without intention, by someone who is envious, jealous, and covetous or even a pious person from among man or jinn. It could affect children, adults, livestock, and any kind of materialistic items, and the most vulnerable are the very young, the wealthy and the beautiful. To cast out an evil eye it’s not necessary to see the victim, the evil-eye can be transmitted even just by visualizing or imagining or even with a very limited description of the target person for example a person can cast-out an evil eye even on himself just by imagining or while look at himself in the mirror or even a blind person can cast out an evil eye just by visualizing the target person or a mother could herself un- intentionally cast out a evil eye on her child..Etc.
Therefore when one sees a thing that belongs to others or itself and it fascinates it, it’s better to praise Allah azzo wa jal by saying MASHA ALLAH which means Allah has willed it and when you praise Allah azzo wa jal in this particular way you actually value Allah azzo wa jal for the creation or manifestation of the particular thing and deny the individual importance of that thing therefore as a result the evil eye won’t be casted. In other words by doing so you’re actually doing the invocation of the greatness of Allah azzo wa jal and denying a particular widely used belief which is known as “Competition”.
Competition is a common belief that almost every person holds. You belief that there are limited number of resources that you have to compete for, competing for good jobs, competing for higher grades, competing for money, competing for success and everything good, but this entire belief is based on a thing that is called “LACK” and we should know that “LACK” is a negative feeling and it develops when you consciously or unconsciously start to denying the greatness of Allah azzo wa jal. Because you actually don’t belief that for Allah nothing is impossible and Allah can turn anything into anything and can manifest anything for anybody from his infinite treasures and then you start to compete because you don’t rely on Allah azzo wa jal and his infinite treasures and get jealous and envy from the things and benefits he (Allah azzo wa jal) has manifested for others. On other hand if you rely on Allah azzo wa jal and praise everything by saying Masha Allah knowing it’s true meaning and the reason behind it you actually becoming very positive with a firm belief in the greatness of Allah azzo wa jal that whatever he has granted others he may even grant you because everything belongs to him and no other.
A piece of writing by
Miyan Sahab Rahmania Fareedi