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80. In al-Bi¦¡r: From Ibn ~Abb¡s who said: Lubaid ibn A`sam cast a spell on the Prophet 9 and then put it in the well belonging to Ban¢ Zurayq. So the Prophet 9 fell ill and while he was asleep two angels came to him, one sat next to his head while the other next to his legs and they informed him of this (magic) and said: “The spell is in the well of Dharw¡n, inside a spadix of a palm tree under a rock at the bottom of the well.” The Prophet 9 woke up and sent ~Al¢ XE "~Al¢"  D, Zubayr and ~Amm¡r (to remove the spell). They removed the water from the well and raised the rock and removed the spadix. In it were a few hairs of the Noble Prophet XE "Holy Prophet"  9 along with some broken teeth from his comb, which had been tied in eleven knots with a needle. Then these two S£rahs (S£rah al-Falaq and al-N¡s) were revealed. The Noble Prophet 9 started reciting the two S£rahs and with the recitation of each ¡yah, one of the knots opened up, and after all the knots were undone, the Prophet 9 looked like someone who had just had a huge burden lifted from him, and Jibra`¢l started saying:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ أُرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ حَاسِدٍ وَعَيْنٍ وَاللّٰهُ يَشْفِيكَ.

In the name of All¡h XE "All¡h"  I protect you from all things that harm you – from the jealous one and the evil eye – and may All¡h cure you.[i]


[i] Bi¦¡r al-Anw¡r 95:129, Mak¡rim al-Akhl¡q: 413

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