Is the following statement a hadith: "The majority of my ummah dies of (evil) eye after the qada and qadar of Allah Almighty"? If it is, how should it be understood?

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Is the following statement a hadith: "The majority of my ummah dies of (evil) eye after the qada and qadar of Allah Almighty"? If it is, how should it be understood?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

Bazzar extracted this hadith. Hz. Jabir narrates: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

"The majority of my ummah dies of (evil) eye after the qada and qadar of Allah Almighty.”

Hafiz Haythami indicates that this hadith is sound. (see Majmauz-Zawaid, 5/106) Ibn Hajar states that this hadith is “hasan”. (Fathul-Bari, 10/204)

The statement “The majority of my ummah dies of (evil) eye after the qada and qadar” is included here in order to indicate that “the effect of evil eye” is a real phenomenon.

“To die of evil eye” is not outside qada and qadar. So, the division in the hadith is not the division of opposites but the division of parts of a whole. The aim is to indicate that the effect of evil eye is an important factor, which is another reflection of qada and qadar – in which the causes of other deaths are also included.

The Prophet (pbuh) probably indicated this fact due to the occurrence of an incident based on evil eye.

As a matter of fact, the effect of evil eye is indicated in the following hadith reported by Muslim:

Abdullah. b. Abbas narrates: Hz. Prophet (pbuh) said,

The effect of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the effect of an evil eye.” (Muslim, Salam,42)

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