SidimpuanOnline – Last year, archaeologists in Croatia find 1,800-year-old ring-shaped “eyes” are expected to be used to protect the wearer from evil spell or curse, which is done by someone using the eyes, or often referred to as ‘the evil eye’. The belief that one can commit crimes using highlight “evil eye” that may cause others to experience an accident, bad luck or even death has existed since at least 5000 years ago. It has made people from time to time to make some sort of talisman for protection in various forms, one of them in the form of a ring with a decorative eye.
This ring was found along with about 200 other inventions and items found at a depth of about two meters underground in the eastern city of Vinkovci, which is an area that is occupied by humans long before Roman times. This ring was found along with the ancient ceramics, which were made in the early sixth century, while the rings were found with these items is estimated to be made in the third century AD. There engraving on the ring-shaped rabbit or rat biting flower, which is believed to be a symbol of happiness, while at the upper edge of the ring are shaped gemstone eyes, symbolizing protection from misfortune.
Written records about the evil eye has existed since around 3000 BC in Sumeria, the note found in ancient relics made of clay and inscribed with prayers to ward off the evil eye curse. Remarkably, the same prayer is still used today in many cultures around the world, especially in the Mediterranean.
Confidence in the crime “evil eye” can also be seen on the legacy of Palaeolithic period more than 10,000 years old were found on the walls of caves in Spain are thought to be a symbol to drive away the evil eye.
Tradition and varied concept of evil eye can also be found in different cultures around the world, illustrating that confidence in the evil eye has been widely believed by people in various parts of the world. Belief in the evil eye is very strong, especially in the Middle East, Central America, Middle America, West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, and Europe, especially in the Mediterranean region. This belief is also spreading to other regions, including northern Europe, particularly in the area of Celtic, and America, brought by colonial European and Middle Eastern immigrants.
This concept can also be found in the Old Testament also in Islam, such as can be found in the words of the Prophet Muhammad, “The effect of the evil eye is a fact …” [Sahih Muslim, Book 26, Number 5427].
Attempts to ward off the evil eye curse has made humans to make various kinds of amulets in many cultures. Talisman made in various shapes such as for example in the form of a disk or ball-shaped blue and white concentric circles, the amulet is sometimes made in the form of a ring of blue or green eyes. Not only rings, an antidote to the evil eye talisman occasionally also be made in other jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets depicting an eye.
Not only that, in many cultures to ward off evil “evil eye” and protection against evil demon has also been integrated with the local culture. For example on the part of society Asia coloring coloring around their eyes by using eye shadow which is believed to protect themselves from evil “evil eye”.
Some Asian and African communities believe that the evil eye attack can occur at the time of eating and drinking, because they believed the loss of life may occur when the mouth is open. To ward off the evil eye, people do not just wearing the jewelry with symbols of the eye. They also consume certain foods, wearing a tattoo, do a certain hand gestures as well as images and other objects to ward off the evil eye. The Romans even wore a huge phallus on their necks for protection from the evil eye.
Crime “evil eye” is actually a magic power that a person with the help of Jin. As mentioned above that this crime has existed since tens of thousands of years ago, therefore, how to combat that also developed in accordance with the accompanying era. Even objects antidote can be found in stores of accessories in many countries. In medieval Europe, the witch who is believed to have the ability to commit crimes with the “evil eye” punished by being burned alive. Meanwhile in the UK because it is so afraid of the magic power of the evil eye, evil eye to prosecute suspects should be done in a different way, namely by taking a suspect into the courtroom by way of going back. This is done to avoid the gaze of the evil eye to judge suspects that holding the trial against him.
In Islam, the evil eye evil even mentioned in a hadith narrated by Muslim in:
“Influence ‘ain it really exists, if there is something that can precede destiny,’ ainlah who can do it.” (HR. Muslim)
Every Muslim believes that what was said by the Prophet Muhammad is true including the phenomenon of this evil eye or in the teachings of Islam called “Ain”. To overcome these problems, Islam has provided some guidance so that its adherents do not fall into idolatry by relying on certain objects that are prohibited by Islam. The solution provided by the Islam is by doing ruqyah.