Series: Ten Means for the One Seeking Allaah’s Protection against Magic, The Evil Eye and Envy
The fifth means (of protection): To isolate one’s heart from being preoccupied with the (affair of the enemy) and not to think about him – intending to eliminate his affair (from one’s thoughts) whenever he comes to one’s mind; neither paying attention to him nor fearing him, nor filling one’s heart with thoughts about him. This is among the most beneficial remedies and the strongest means of repelling his evil; for indeed it is similar to the case of a person who is sought after by the enemy in order to seize and harm him, but neither does the enemy see him nor have contact with him; rather he abandons the enemy and the enemy is unable to do anything to him because evil will take place if both have contact and are connected to each other. This is the case with the souls that are similar (i.e. if a person allows himself to be dragged to the level of the enemy), for there will not be tranquillity if both souls have contact with each other and evil will continue until one of them is destroyed. However, if a person turns his soul away from the enemy, protects it from thinking about him and not having contact with him -(rather one) preoccupies himself with what is more beneficial – the envious transgressor will consume himself (with envy); for indeed envy is like fire, some of it burns the (other part) if it does not find something (else) to burn.
[Abridged & slightly paraphrased. Source: Fiqhul Ad’iyah Wal Adhkaar ’ by Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him); Page 220-221; Sections 3 & 4; Publisher: Daar Kunooz’ 1st Ed; 1426AH (Year 2005)]