The concept of the Evil Eye is mentioned in the Qur'an, in Surat al-Falaq (in which one is told to seek refuge "from the mischief of the envious one as he envies"). The Hand of Fatima is sometimes used to neutralize the effect of Evil Eye, though its use is forbidden in Islam, as are all talismans and superstitions. Among traditional muslims, various verses from the Qur'an such as an-Nas and al-Falaq are sometimes recited for blessing.
For 50 Years, This Majorcan Village Was Home to Artists and Poets, among Them Robert Graves. Now They Have All Moved Away. Why?
Aug 19, 1995; Few people interested in literature can have failed to notice that this year marks the centenary of the birth of Robert Graves,...