Ash-Shaykh Yahya al-Hajooree hafidaho-Allah was asked the following question:

السؤال: هل الولد غير البالغ يصيب بالعين؟


“Could a boy who hasn’t reached the age of puberty give the evil eye?

الإجابة: ليست العين مخصوصة بالبالغ، وخاصة إذا كان مميزًا ورأى شيئًا أعجبه فقد يصيبه بعينه، إن لم يبرك على ما رأى.


“The evil eye isn’t confined to the one who reached the age of puberty, especially if he is at the age of discernment [i.e around seven years old]. If he sees what amazes him, then he could afflict it with the evil eye if he doesn’t ask for blessings for the particular thing that he saw.” End quote. [Kanzu Thameen, Fataawa of Shaykh Yahya al-Hajooree]

The awaam have this conception that there are eyes which are referred to as باردة and eyes which are حارة even some of the somalis say this, for example, ‘ishahis way kulashahay’. This conception is to believe that some eyes are innocent and others aren’t. Therefore, if the person is from the innocent category, then their eye aren’t prone to afflict with the evil eye even if they see what amazes them. This is their conception.

Ibn Qayyim mentions that even certain animals could give the evil eye.

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr