8 Surah/Dua for protection from evil eye and Jinns

The evil eye is a reality and there are some evil Jinns who can harm human beings. There are 8 Surah and Duas for protection from the evil eye, Shaytan, and Jinns as mentioned in Hadith and Quran.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  said a worshipper does not protect himself from Shaitan except by the remembrance of Allah – Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2863

7 Surah/Dua for protection from evil eye and Jinns

Aayat ul Kursi

Ayat-ul-Kursi is not only an excellent protection from the evil eye, Jinns and Shaytan but is also recommended for our general safety.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said whoever recites Ayat-ul-Kursi when he rises in the morning will be protected from Jinns until he retires in the evening, and whoever says it when retiring in the evening will be safeguarded from Jinns until he rises in the morning. – Hisn al-Muslim 75

Ayat al Kursi - a dua for protection against evil eye, Jinn and Shaytan

Seek Allah’s refuge

Seeking refuge from Allah by reciting أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم is another way to get protected from the evils of Jinns and Satan.

  • If you are tempted by Shaytan, then seek refuge with Allah. – Fussilat 41:36
  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said seek refuge with Allah from the evils of the devils among the Jinn and mankind. – Sunan an-Nasa’i 5507

Surah Falaq and Naas

The last two Surah of the Holy Quran is called Al-Mu’awwidhatayn (المعوذتانthat according to some Hadith is the best protection from the evil eye and the evils of Jinns.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to seek refuge from the evil eye of the jinn and of mankind. When the Mu’awwidhatain were revealed, he started to recite them and stopped reciting anything else. – Sunan Ibn Majah 3511

Surah Naas - protection against evil eye, Jinn and Shaytan

Surah Al-Baqra

Religious scholars suggest people suffering from the evil eye or the attacks of Jinns recite Surah Al-Baqra at home.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqara is recited.” – Sahih Muslim 780

Last 2 verses of Surah Al-Baqra

If you cannot recite the entire Surah Al-Baqara at your home, it is recommended to memorize and repeat at least the last 2 verses of Al-Baqara to protect yourself from the evil eye and Jinns.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said if last 2 verses of Surah Al-Baqara are recited for three nights in a home, no Shaitan shall come near it. – Jami`at-Tirmidhi 2882

Last 2 verses of Surah Al-Baqra

Ayat Kareema

Reciting Ayat 87 of Surah Al-Anbya (Ayat Kareema) daily works as a protection against evil eyes and attacks from Shaytan and Jinns. Repentance is the only way out of these issues caused by malicious intent.

Recite Ayat Kareema repeatedly with strong faith if someone has initiated magic against you and see the result yourself.

  • Ayat Kareema: لَّآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَـٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ 
  • There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except You. Glory be to You! I have certainly done wrong.” – Al-Anbya 21:87
  • 6 benefits of reciting Ayat Kareema.

Ayat Kareema - protection against Evil Eye

4th Kalima

Reciting لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ 100 times a day protects you from the evil eye and the evils of Jinns and devils for that day.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  said reciting this dua 100 times a day is a safeguard for him against Shaytan on that day till evening. – Sahih Muslim 2691


Reciting or listening to Adhan is another way to protect yourself from the evils of Jinns.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  said when Satan hears Adhan, he turns back and breaks the wind so as not to hear the call being made, but when Adhan is finished he turns round and distracts people. When he hears the Iqama, he again runs away so as not to hear its voice and when it subsides, he comes back and distracts. – Sahih Muslim 389

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