Nadim Bashir – How To Save Yourself From Evil Eye

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of gaining people's approval and protecting their lives in order to gain their approval. They also touch on the negative impact of sharing personal information on social media and the importance of protecting one's own and others' lives. The speakers emphasize the importance of protecting one's weight and not letting anyone's approvals go on social media, as it can harm their relationships and reputation.
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Today, we are living in a time

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where

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we feel the need

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to gain people's approval.

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We are, subhanAllah,

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so obsessed

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with how other people think of us.

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We always wanna make sure that everyone has

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the best image,

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the best mind, or the best idea about

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us.

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And in pleasing other people and gaining their

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approval,

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we will go to the ends of the

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earth, subhanallah.

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Whereas the goal or the objective should be,

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that if there's anyone's approval that we need

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to attain, it is the approval

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of Allah If

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there is anyone's pleasure that we should be

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seeking,

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it is only Allah

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pleasure.

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In Surah Yusuf, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala he

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mentions that Yaqub alaihis salam told his son,

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That my son, Yusuf, do not You saw

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this dream

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that,

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This is a dream that if you are

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to tell your brothers that you saw this,

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perhaps they will plot and plan against you.

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Here, Yaqub

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is trying to protect the interest of his

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child.

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Now for anyone who says that Yaqub alayhis

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salam did not care about his other children,

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that's absolutely wrong. Why?

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Because in order to protect his other children,

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he gave them the same advice, a similar

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advice.

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That when you go to Egypt,

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and you enter into the city, in the

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court of the king,

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or the Aziz,

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or the financial minister of Egypt.

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He says,

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Do not enter into Do not enter through

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one gate or one door.

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What? But,

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That enter through separate gates. Why?

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Because if anyone sees

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that there are 9 young men or 10

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young men,

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all, mashallah,

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fit, healthy,

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you know, they're young, they're good looking, mashallah.

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They're walking through the city gates.

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Then perhaps someone may look at them and

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see them and be envious of them.

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And I want to protect. This is Yaqub

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alaihis salam telling his children that, do not

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do this because he wants to protect them

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from being the victims of someone else's hasad.

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Brothers and sisters,

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in light of what I said earlier, that

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we are so upset obsessed

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with people's approval,

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we learn from these 2 saiyat of Surah

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Yusuf

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that it is absolutely important for all of

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us to understand

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that evil eye is a reality. Rasulullah sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam said that evil eye is a

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reality.

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But today, you and I, we feel the

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need that in order for us to be

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complimented by others, In order to gain people's

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approval,

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wallahi, we put our entire life

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on social media nowadays.

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My son, my daughter has a, has accomplished

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something. Take a picture, put it on social

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media. I'm going somewhere,

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I'm enjoying myself. Halas. Let's take a picture,

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let's put it on social media. And there

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is such an obsession

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that we'll go back after every 5 minutes,

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10 minutes. And looking at, did anyone like?

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Did anyone comment? Did anyone like? Did anyone

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comment?

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And what that does is, brother and sisters,

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is that it gains It puts other people

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in a position

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that they may have evil eye against us.

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They may even commit hasad against us.

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But if there's anything that we're doing to

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ourselves,

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we are potentially harming ourselves.

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By the way, you can talk to a

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person who does ruqyah, they will tell you

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the same thing.

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Forget about strangers.

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Forget about strangers.

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Even in many cases,

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unintentionally

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Let me make this very clear. Unintentionally,

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there are times when even parents,

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even parents,

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when they see the accomplishments of their own

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kids, even

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commit evil eye against they see something that

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they have done, and they they marvel about

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it, not realizing that they've actually just committed

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evil eye against their own children.

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So this is why, brothers and sisters, first

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of all, we are seeing a world that

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everyone is posting their their their life on

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social media. Not realizing that people are then

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committing hasad against them. Then people are committing

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evil eye against them. And it is impacting

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their lives, and they don't even realize

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that perhaps there's something going on in my

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life, as a result of me putting up

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my life on social media. I had a

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brother who called me one time. He said,

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I'm going through this, this and this in

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my life.

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And I And you know, sometimes I may

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go on social media too. And I see

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that that same person who called me, they

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put their entire life on social media. The

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first thing I told them was, stop posting

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your entire life on social media.

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Now we're not only in a situation where

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we feel the need to post everything on

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social media,

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but now we are getting to a point

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that forget about the non muslim community. Even

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the muslim community.

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You have men, and especially especially women,

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who would go and start exposing themselves on

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social media. Why? Because they want to gain

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people's attention. They want to gain people's approval.

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They want to be liked by others. They

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wanna be accepted by others.

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And then not only that, the Muslim community

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is even going beyond that. Subhanallah.

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I had a brother, he sent me a

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message

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of a couple.

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And the couple because they feel like that

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we need to share

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with the entire world, that as a husband

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and wife, how much we love each other.

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Subhanallah, they're kissing.

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And they're posting that on social media.

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And not just kissing,

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it's it's a kissing that should not be

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even in be done in public. If you

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know what I mean. But this is how

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they're doing things. And then they're posting on

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social media, and they're telling others that this

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is a sign that I love my wife.

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Khalas, you love your wife, you don't have

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to share with the entire world.

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You don't have to tell the entire world

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whose approval are you trying to gain. Did

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anyone say anything to you that's that basically

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give you the sense that you don't love

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your wife? You don't love your spouse? But

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brothers and sisters, we are going to new

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lengths.

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And we have no idea

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that how this is harming us, how this

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is harming our children.

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Yes. Once in a while you wanna post

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something.

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Post something, a reminder. A du'a. You wanna

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post something that is good, something that is

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beneficial.

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Even once in a while you post something

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that is going on in your life. You

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go somewhere, you see something very beautiful, you

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might share it. But brothers and sisters, we

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have no understanding, and a lot of times

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we don't realize

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that when we put our life out like

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this on social media, we are harming ourselves.

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It is impacting my life. It is impacting

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our life. And then we wanna go and

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gain rukuya, and do this, and do that.

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I'm gonna finish on this.

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There are a lot of duas that we

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find in the sunnah of the prophet

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to protect ourselves from evil eye. There is

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There is the So the Falak, so the

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Nas,

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Ayatul Kursi.

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And there are many other things that we

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can do in order to protect ourselves from

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evil eye. But we have to understand something

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a very important concept within our deen. And

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that is,

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first we do our part,

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then we ask Allah

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for help. If I wanna protect myself from

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evil eye,

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I cannot expect to put my entire life

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on social media,

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and then we read these duas and khalasa,

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it will be working. No.

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Pay

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attention. Always we read

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pay attention to

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it.

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What does this mean? It means that first,

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we do what we have to do to

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Allah for Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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then we ask for help.

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We wanna protect ourselves from evil eye. We

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wanna protect our children from evil eye. The

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first thing we do is we stop doing

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things that can potentially harm us.

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That is us doing our part. Then we

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read those duas, then it will be it

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will be impactful.

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But once again, what what we're doing is,

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we're doing the wrong,

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and then after that we're asking Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala that, You Allah, You protect me.

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First of all, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is

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telling us that do your part. First do

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your part, then I will do my part.

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But we don't wanna do our part when

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we want Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to do

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his part. So if you wanna protect ourselves,

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the first thing that we gotta do is,

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we have to stop flaunting

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our our accomplishments,

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our blessings in our life, and keep them

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to yourself. Once again, if they make you

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happy, they make you happy. You be happy

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in your life. You don't have to tell

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everyone else that we are happy in our

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life. And then we read these duas insha'Allah,

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and then they will be impactful. I ask

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to grant all of

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us tawfiq inshaAllah. May Allah subhanahu protect us,

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protect our families, protect our children, and protect

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our upcoming generations.

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