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Wa In Yakād Verse (Arabic: آیة وإن یکاد) refers to verses 51 and 52 of Qur'an 68 (Sura al-Qalam). It is also known as the Verse of Evil Eye. Many people install a board containing this verse in their work places, houses, or other places to make themselves immune to evil eyes. The verse implies that unbelievers sought to hurt the Prophet (s) with their evil eyes after hearing the Qur'an.

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Verse's Information
Name Wa In Yakad Verse
Sura Qur'an 68
Verse 51, 52
Juz' 29
Content Information
Place of
About evil eye


Content of the Verse

(وَإِن یکادُ الَّذِینَ کفَرُ‌وا لَیزْلِقُونَک بِأَبْصَارِ‌هِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّکرَ‌ وَیقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ ﴿۵۱﴾ وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِکرٌ‌ لِّلْعَالَمِینَ (٥٢

"Indeed the faithless almost devour you with their eyes when they hear this Reminder, and they say, He is indeed crazy.(51) Yet it is just a reminder for all the nations.(52)"

Meaning of the Verse

Anger of Unbelievers

The word, "in" (إن) with no stress on "n" (ن) is a short form of "inna" (إنّ), which is a preposition for emphasis. "Yazliqūnak" (یزلقونك) is from the Arabic root, "z-l-q" (