Belief in the “evil eye” and Turkish coffee fortunetelling readings are popular in Muslim communities; however Muslims are not supposed to engage in such superstitious beliefs and practices, according to religious leaders.
“Islamically, we don’t believe in all of this superstitious stuff like the evil eye, psychics, curses or Turkish coffee readings,” said Sheikh Ahmed Hammoud of the Islamic Center of America. “These types of superstitious beliefs are cultural, not religious. Every thing is in the hands of God and only he can predict the future.”
As for the “evil eye”, Hammoud said he doesn’t believe it can provide protection.