Ain, The Evil Of Eye

Ain, The Evil Of Eye

The human eye is the organ through which we can see. We use our eyes in almost everything we do. Sight is the most precious of our five sense – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The eyesight is the mode of perception they value (and fear to lose) most.

Despite this, many people don’t have a good understanding of the bad effect of bad sight. How can? In Moslem religion, it’s called ‘ain or the evil of eye. It can occur when people amazed about someone or something and they forget to say “maasyaaAllaah” (if Allah wills). It can occur with direct views, photos or videos.

Believe or not it occur around me. It happened to my children. When they grow well and look healthy, we praise them, but we forgot to say “maasyaaAllaah or tabaarokallaah” sometime later they become sick, fever and won’t eat. Their body becomes thin and we aware that it could happen when we forgot to praise God with his pleasure to our children.
The evil of eye, it’s called ‘ain in Islam, is a disease in body or soul that caused by good sight or bad sight, that used by Satan and can be dangerous to people or something. It doesn’t make sense or hard to accept the reason. But the prophet Muhammad shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “the bad eye (‘ain) is real, if something can overtake a fate, ‘ain can do it”.

How the bad eye can happen by photos and videos?
Photos of baby or kids or ourselves that we posted on social media, it can the cause of ‘ain. For example, we posted our cute baby, the baby can become sick or cry for no apparent reason. Even when we take them to a doctor and no disease in it. That can happen even though we don’t mean good or bad by looking at the photo or video. That’s the way I call the ‘ain is the evil of eye. Because it happens although we do not intend to endanger.

It is just a simple example we found in our world. Sometimes it can be an accident and a death. So, be careful with your sight, though it means good sight or a bad sight. Don’t forget to praise God. Say: “maasyaaAllaah”.

Get to Know God

Get to know God

There is a saying that says “do not know then no love”. So how can we love something while we don’t know it? Of course, it is impossible. Likewise, when hoping to love God, the first step we must do is know God. What is meant by knowing here is not just knowing, but by knowing that our hearts can feel secure when we are down, feel safe when overwritten by fear, hoping for forgiveness when making mistakes, fearing His torment if we sin, and so on.
Among the ways to know God is that we believe that God exists. If we look at this world, there are many kinds of creatures with various shapes, colors, and so on. We see the sun, moon, stars, planets, and others. Of course, there are all those who hold it, it is impossible for all of them to exist by themselves. Houses, tables, chairs, and cabinets exist because someone made them, namely carpenters. Likewise, with this universe, the earth, and its contents, someone must have made it. Who is that?

The existence of something does not require the appearance of something. We know that God is not visible, but that does not mean that God does not exist. We are sure that the wind is there, but we cannot see what the wind is like, what color it is, what it looks like, certainly the wind is there. We can feel hot or cold, but the form of heat or cold we do not know, what color we also do not know, certainly there are hot and cold. When we have a headache we feel dizzy, but if we are asked what the dizziness’s form or color is, of course, we can’t explain, there is definitely a headache and we can feel it. Likewise, with God, we cannot see it but we are sure of His existence with signs of His existence.

We can see that the sun and moon appear to move in a regular manner, never colliding. Can they move on their own or is there someone who move them? The coconut fruit, initially in the form of a flower, then becomes a small coconut, then it grows bigger, inside there is the flesh and there is water. If we divide the coconut tree we don’t find coconut or coconut flowers, but suddenly coconut fruit can appear, does it happen by itself or is there someone who set it? If we eat bread, we put the bread in our mouths, we swallow, then the bread enters the stomach and so on until it becomes energy for our body, does the incident happen on its own or is there something to regulate it? And there are still many events in this world, from our own bodies to the universe, we can see everything is going well. Of course, there is something that governs it, namely God.

God has explained to us in many verses about His existence, including:
1. Meaning: He Who created you from the ground, and then your death is determined, and there is another death that is determined (to resurrect) which is on His side (which He himself knows), then you are still in doubt ( about generating it). (Al-An’am: 2)
2. Meaning: Surely We have created you (Adam), then We form your body (Al-A’rof: 11)
3. Meaning: Are they created without anything or do they create (themselves)? Or have they created the heavens and the earth? actually, they don’t believe (what they say). Or is there a treasury on their side of your Lord or are they in power? (Ath-Thuur: 35-37)

And there are many more verses that explain the signs of God’s existence. Then, are we among those who believe?