This intriguing book explains where the Bible the Koran and most religions warn

This intriguing book explains where the bible the

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This intriguing book explains where the Bible, the Koran and most religions warn of its dangers and offer defenses against it, as well as revealing the more ancient secrets of amulets, purifying rituals and protective gestures still used across the world to this day” (Di Grigoli, 2015). It was interesting to learn that the evil eye is mentioned in most religions and they offer defenses against the evil eye. The bible verse Mark 7:22 mentions the evil eye as a sin beginning in the heart. The Koran mentions the Arabic word al-ayn meaning the evil eye and mentions that evil is from a person who envies. The Koran offers prays to rid the evil eye while the Bible teaches to rely on God and the holy spirit to word off the evil of the eye. The Torah mentions the word ayin hara in Judaism which means a real force. Their concept means if they flaunt their blessing it will draw attention to them by others which will invoke jealousy. They believe drawing in
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jealously will cause judgements by others and those judgements can lead to ill actions. This is a rational thought and it does take place with many people who admit to having this type of encounter by their so-called friends. Jealously has affected all of us in one form or another and this is what fuels the belief in the evil eye. To those who are a part of a community that do not believe in superstitions, they view the communities that believe in them as narrow minded. They laugh at the thought that a look or a jealous feeling can harm another. Some believe that God would never allow another to have supernatural powers over another human being. They view the sales of the evil eye as a business ploy to make money by scaring others into believing that they must wear an amulet to protect themselves. The evil eye symbol generates a large amount of revenue all over the world by people seeking protection from a charm. Those who disbelieve say that only God can protect them, and a charm does not do anything. Some religious scholars have told their followers that this belief that a charm can help you is wrong because it elevates the charm to have God like qualities that only God can possess. A Muslim leader was asked after they stated the same to clarify what the Quran was saying when it mentions the evil eye. The explanation is that others will feel jealous and that will spark a look. That jealous look or feeling can cause them to harm the person that they are jealous of which is why the Quran mentions to pray to God for protection. The Quran makes no mention of wearing an evil eye symbol and this leader told me that the belief in the symbol is equivalent to making a partner with God which they are not allowed to do. Their belief is that God alone is the only one to pray to and he is the only one that can help against those that are made jealous of others. With that mentioned, the leader was asked why so many Muslim’s today is found wearing the evil eye charm. He responded that they do
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