Category Archives: Iblis/Shaytaan

Shaitaan’s Urine

By Mujlisul Ulama

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Shaitaan urinates in the ear of a person who sleeps until the morning.”

Commenting on this Hadith, Allaamah Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani (Rahmatullah alayh), the illustrious Shaafi’ authority of the 10th Islamic century, said:

“This actually (i.e. literally) happened to one of my companions. Urine was flowing from both ears onto his neck. In my presence he washed it. He used to believe that this Hadith had an allegorical meaning (i.e. it does not literally mean urine).

Therefore it is proper for one who sleeps until the morning to wash his ears thereby purifying them from the urine of shaitaan even if he does not see the urine (physically).” (End of Allaamah Sha’raani’s comment) 

Sleeping until late in the morning which results in missing Fajr Salaat, is exceptionally harmful both spiritually and physically. When Rasulullah (Sallalla alayhi wasallam) has informed us that shaitaan urinates in the ears, it does not behove a Mu’min to doubt the Truth which is information provided to the Nabi by Allah Ta’ala. Even if the urine of Iblees is not physically perceived, seen or felt, the detrimental effects of his filth are extremely harmful for both the physical health and for spirituality.

Shaitaan is a jinn. The jinn have been granted the power of assuming a variety of forms. They are able to possess the entire human body by penetrating into the body. Just as the whole body of the jinn is invisible to us, and able to reside within the human body without being visible, so too is shaitaan’s urine.

There should therefore be no scepticism when informed by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) that Iblees urinates in the ears of those who sleep away their Fajr Salaat.

Jinn, Azazil & Iblis

Narrated from Wahb: The Lord of the worlds created the fire of Sammun. From this Fire of Sammun He created the Jinn. “And the Jinn created We before of fire flaming” (Al-Hijr: 27). The first of the Jinn was named Marij and the Lord created second one to be his wife, and she was named Marija. They had a son and they called him Jinn. From them derived all the clans of the Jinn, including Iblis. And the Lord gave them the earth to dwell therein. And they lived and worshipped there for a long time. So much did they worship that the angels grew amazed, and said to the Lord of the Heavens and Earth;  “Oh our Lord, raise them up to heaven, so that we might learn from them and follow their good example.” So the Lord brought Iblis, then named Azazil, up to be among the angels and he lived with them in the first heaven. Others remained living on earth and, remained righteous, while a number of them became sinners and transgressed the Law, as did the children of Adam (Alayhis salaam) after them.

And the earth began to complain of them to the Lord. “Oh my Lord, have you created me that I should be peopled by disobedient-folk?.” The Lord answered “Oh earth, be patient, I shall send prophets among them to lead them back to the straight path.” Until that time no prophets had appeared among the Jinn. The Lord sent to them 800 prophets and they killed each one of the prophets. At last the Lord spoke to Azazil in the first heaven. And He said to him “Go. Azazil. Go and fight the unbelievers of your people living on earth.” Azazil obeyed and descended onto earth and fought the unbelievers, vanquishing them then the Lord sent down a fire from the skies and it consumed them, so not a trace remained. The only Jinn left alive were the believing and worshipping Jinn.

Again Azazil prayed so eagerly that he was raised up into the first heaven, or according to one narration, he worshipped so much in the first heaven that he was raised up through all the seven heavens and above them. He worshipped on the earth. He worshipped on the heavens, until Adam (Alayhis Salaam) was brought into existence. Then the Lord ordered all the angels to bow down before Adam (Alayhis Salaam).and all the angels obeyed except Iblis.

Narrated From Hassan Al-Basri (Rahimahullah): Iblis worshipped above the seven heavens for more than 70,000 years, until he was raised to the station of Ridwan which is very high station, Ridwan being the guardian of Paradise. Iblis was the guardian of Paradise for 1000 years. Once he read an inscription on the gates of paradise, and it read: “There is a servant among the most highly favoured servants of the Almighty Lord, and for a long time he will be obedient and serve his Lord well; there will come a day, however, on which he will oppose his Lord and disobey, and he will be driven from His gates and be cursed.” Iblis, who was then still called Azazil, read and wondered at this prediction. “How can that be.” He asked. “that one of the closest servants to the Lord should grow disobedient to the Lord of the Worlds and be driven from His Holy Nearness? Oh Lord!, he pleaded. Give me permission to curse that rebellious one, whoever he may be.” The Lord gave him permission, and Iblis showered curses upon that future sinner for one thousand years, knowing not that it was to be himself.

There is a conflict of opinion between people as to whether Iblis was of the Angels or of the Jinn. But it is written in the Holy Quran, “he was one of the Jinn and committed ungodliness against his Lord’s command.”

Because of his extreme virtue and the intensity of his prayers, The Lord raised him up into the heavens to live among the angels. When the Lord ordered them all to bow down and prostrate before Adam (Alayhis Salaam), he refused and his hidden evil was exposed.

Jamarat’s Obelisk Pillars and the Saudis

By Zubeir Awal

What are the Obelisk?

I’ve being doing a lot of research and this is not conspiracy, if anything it’s the truth. Obelisk today may be known as a monument that points to the sky, here is some academic quotes mentioning the purpose of the obelisk;

One Luciferian author writes that:

“… the lingam [male phallus] was an upright pillar” [W. Wynn Wescott, Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1902, p. 33] 

The Egyptians created the obelisk, believing that the spirit of the Sun god, Ra, dwelt in there. [H.L. Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 207; ‘Two Pillars’ Short Talk Bulletin, Sept., 1935, Vol. 13, No 9; Charles Clyde Hunt, Some Thoughts On Masonic Symbolism, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1930, p. 101]

A Masonic author both admit that these pillars of the obelisk were used to represent sex [Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 206-7 and Rollin C. Blackmer, The Lodge and the Craft: A Practical Explanation of the Work of Freemasonry, St. Louis, The Standard Masonic Publishing Co., 1923, p. 94]

Some of the naysayers might just label this as conspiracy bull but I frankly don’t care as it is not my intention to cater to their likings, what I am surprised with is the significance of this monument and the shape of it in Jamarat likewise. Phallic symbols have been found by archaeological expeditions all over the world, and they are usually interpreted as an expression of the (nafsaani/shaitaani kufr) human desire for reproduction and sex. Phallic worship in ancient Greece centered around Priapus (the son of Aphrodite) and the Orphic and Dionysiac cults. In Rome, the most important form of phallic worship was that of the cult of Cybele and Attis; prominent during the empire, this cult was notorious for its festive excesses and its yearly “Day of Blood, during which the frenzied participants wounded themselves with knives; self-inflicted castration, a pre-requisite for admittance into the priest caste of this phallic cult, took place during the festival. In India, the deity Shiva was often represented by and worshipped as a phallic symbol called the lingam. Phallic worship has also been practiced among the Egyptians in the worship of Osiris; among the Japanese, who incorporated it into Shinto; and among the Native Americans, such as the Mandan, who had a phallic buffalo dance. 

‘Baal’ is just another idol that Iblees la’een crafted for the hell-bounded polytheists to worship, now Iblees himself is a cunning logician and there’s no doubt about that. Every despot nation in the world hosts this symbolic monument, and therefore it’s significance should not go unnoticed, if we are beings of intelligence then surely we should leave every stone unturned. So Iblees the Accursed gave everyone this phallic symbol of a male reproductive organ, here are some of the most famous phallic obelisks in the world;

Washington D.C:


Ruins of Ancient Egypt:


St Peter’s Square, Vatican:


London, (the Obelisk was taken from Alexandria, 1878):




And it goes on and on. Phallic worship was part of ancient polytheist religions that we Muslims clearly know have heavy satanic influence, what’s surprising is that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ordering everyone to stone a Phallic obelisk 7 times during Hajj, stating that you are attacking satan when doing this practice. This was the ‘Jamarat’ before the deconstruction and reconstruction, this small monument was stoned by Muslims for more than a thousand years, its shape is identical to the monuments in the world’s powerful cities (Washington, London, New York, Paris, Rome etc…) 


What surprised me is that in 2004, the Saudi authorities decided to blow up this obelisk and then replace it with three walls that are to be stoned


But in the process they have left an obelisk ontop of Arafat as it is, where people enscribe their names and hold onto it like it’s some kind of sacred relic, at the time of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) there was no monument ontop of Arafat, if anything were bid’ah it is the removing of the original jamarat that had the shape of the satanic obelisk and replace it with a wall, but leaving the obelisk ontop of Arafat, that can constitute as a Bid’ah.


All these hujjaj rushing to touch this obelisk that absolutely has no prevalence when the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stood at this mountain and gave his final sermon, this monument was not there then! So why are they touching it as if it’s the bricks of the Ka’batullah? They were stoning the obelisk and now they are holding it, kissing it and enscribing their names on it.

May Allah guide us to the Right Path. Aameen.

Beware Of the Tricks of Iblis! [The accursed]

[By Hafiz Abu’l-Faraj Ibn Jawzi (rahimahullah)]

Know  that  desires  and  urges  were  built  into  humans  in  order  for them  to  seek  beneficial  things.  Anger  was  instilled  in  them  so  they would  use  it  to  repel  harm. And  a  human’s  intellect  tames  him  and orders  him  to  be  fair  in  that  which  he  seeks  and  avoids.

The  devil  entices  the  human  to  be  excessive  in  general.  So  a  wise person  must  be  cautious  of  this  enemy  who  has  declared  his  animosity  since  the  time  of Adam  (alayhissalaam),  and  has  dedicated  his life  to  the  corruption  of  the  Adam’s (alayhissalaam) children. Allah  (the  Mighty  and  the  Majestic)  has  cautioned  from  the  devil. He  said:

“and  do  not  follow  the  footsteps  of  Satan.  Indeed,  he  is to  you  a  clear  enemy.  He  only  orders  you  to  evil  and  immorality  and  to  say  about  Allah  what  you  do  not  know.” [al-Baqarah 2:169]

“Satan  threatens  you  with  poverty  and  orders  you  to immorality” [Al-Baqarah 2:268]

“and  Satan  wishes  to  lead  them  far  astray.” [al-Nisa’ 4:60]

“Satan  only  wants  to  cause  between  you  animosity  and hatred through  intoxicants  and  gambling and  to  avert you from  the  remembrance  of  Allah  and  from  prayer.  So  will you  not  desist?” [al-Ma’idah  5:91]

“Indeed,  he is  a  manifest,  misleading  enemy.” [al-Qasas 28: 15]

“Indeed,  Satan  is  an  enemy  to  you;  so  take  him  as  an  enemy.  He  only  invites  his  party  to  be  among  the  companions  of  the  Blaze  (Hell-fire).” [Fatir 35:6]

“and  be  not  deceived  about  Allah  by  the  Deceiver  [i.e., Satan].” [Luqman 31:33]

There  are  numerous  warning  of  this  nature  in  the  Qur’an.

Warning  from  the  Trials  of  lblis  and  his  Deceptions

It  must  be  known that  Iblis  is  occupied with deception,  and  yet,  he was  the  first  to  be  deceived.  He  rejected  the  clear  order  to  prostrate (to  Adam alayhissalaam), and  he  dwelled  into  who  was  of  better  origin  (him  or Adam). 

He  said:  “You created me from fire  and  created him  from clay [i.e. earth].” [al-A’raf 7:  12]

Then he objected  to  the  King  the Most  Wise  saying:

“Do  You  see  this  one  whom  You  have  honored  above me?” [al-Isra’  17:62]

The  meaning  of  what  he  said  was: why  have  You  honored  him?!  The  essence  of  this  objection  was:  what  You  have  done  was  not wise.  Then  the  devil  followed  (this  objection)  with  arrogance,  he said:

“I  am  better  than  him  (Adam)” [al-A’raf 7: 12]

Then  he  refused  to  prostrate.  So  he  dishonored  himself  with  a curse  and  punishment;  while  attempting  to  do  the  exact  opposite.

When  the  devil  suggests  to  a  human  to  do  something  then  he must  be  extremely  cautious  and  should  respond  saying:  “you  are pretending  to  give me  advice  by ordering me to  fulfill  my  lusts.  How could  your  advice  be  genuine  when  you  have  failed  to  abide  by  this advice yourself?!  And  how can  I  trust the  advice  of  an  enemy.  Leave! Your  suggestion  has  no  place  here.

Afterwards,  the  devil  will  seek  the  assistance  of  the  nafs  (the  human self)  because  he  is  encouraging  (it  to  fulfill)  its  lusts.  At  this point,  intellect  should  be  invited  to  the  household  of  contemplation in  order  to  think  about  the  end  result  of  sinning.  Perhaps  (Allah’s) assistance  will  dispatch  its  soldiers  to  defeat  the  army  of  lusts.

‘Iyad  lbn  Himar  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  reported  that  Allah’s  Mes senger  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  “O  people,  Allah  (the Mighty  and the Majestic)  commanded  me  that I  should  teach you which you  do  not know  and  which  He  has  taught  me  today.  (He  has  instructed thus):  The  property  which  I  have  conferred  upon  a  servant  of Mine  is  lawful  for  him.  I  have  created  My  servants  as  one having  a  natural  inclination  to  the  worship  of  Allah  but  it  is the  devils  who  turn  them  away  from  the  right  religion,  and makes  unlawful  what  has  been  declared  lawful  for  them.  He commands  them  to  ascribe  partnership  with  Me,  although  he has  no  justification  for  that.  And  verily,  Allah  (the  Mighty and the  Majestic)  looked  towards  the  people  of  the  world  and  He showed  hatred  for  the  Arabs  and  the  non-Arabs,  except  for some  remnants  from  the  People  of  the  Book.

Jabir  [Ibn Abdullah]  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  reported that Allah’s Messenger  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  “Iblis  places  his  throne  upon  water;  he then  sends  detachments  (for  creating  dissension);  the  nearer to  him  in  rank  are  those  who  are  most  notorious  in  creating dissension.  One  of  them  comes  and  says:  ‘I did  such  and  such.’ And  he  says:  ‘You  have  done  nothing.’  Then  one  amongst them  comes  and  says:  ‘I  did  not  spare  so  and  so  until  I  separated  him  from  his  wife.’ Iblis  brings  him  near  to  him  and says:  ‘You have  done  well.‘” [Muslim  4/2166/2812].

Jabir  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  reported  that  Allah’s  Messenger  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:  “Iblis  has  given  up  on  being  worshipped  by  those  who perform  prayer.  [All  lblis  can  achieve  is]  to  entice  conflict among  them.”  This  Hadith  was  reported  by  Muslim  alone.

In  another  version  of  the  Hadith:  “Iblis  has  given  up  on  being worshipped  by  those  who  perform  prayer  in  the  Arabian Peninsula”  [Muslim  4/2167/2813].
Anas  lbn  Malik  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  reported  that  Allah’s  Mes senger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  “The  devil  puts  his  nose  and  mouth  on  the heart  of  the  child  of  Adam.  When  he  mentions  Allah,  the devil retreats.  If  he  forgets Allah  the devil swallows  his  heart.” Abu  Nu’aym  in  al-hilyah,  6/268

‘Abdullah  Ibn Mas’ud  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  said:  ‘Once  the  devil approached  a  group  of  men  gathered  for  remembrance  (of Allah).  He  attempted  to  scatter  them  but  failed.  So  he  approached  a  different  gathering  where  worldly  matters  were being discussed.  He  enticed  animosity  among them  until they began  fighting  each  other.  The  men  from  the  first  group jumped  to  stop  the  fighting  among  the  second  group,  and hence,  they  were  scattered  (from  their  gathering  of remembrance)” [Ahmad  in al-Zuhd page  196].

Qatadah  said:  ‘One  of  Iblis’s  devils  is  called  Qubqub.  Iblis has  ordered  him  to  rest  for  forty  years.’  Whenever  a  youth enters  this  path  (of  righteousness),  Iblis  tells  Qubqub:  ‘There he  is,  I  have  been  preparing  you  for  this  type  of  youth.  Deceive  and  seduce  him.’ (lbn  Al-Jawzi  in  Dhamm  ai-Hawti, 145.)

Thabit  Al-Bunani  said:  ‘It  was  reported  to  us  that  once  Iblis manifested  himself  before  Prophet Yahya  (‘alayhis-salaam).’ On serving  that  he  had  numerous  ropes  on  him,  Yahya  (alayhissalaam) inquired: “O  lblis!  What  are  these  ropes  that  I  see  on  you?” 

He  replied: “These  ropes  are  the  various  lusts  with  which  I strike  on  the  children  of  Adam.”  Yahya  asked:  ‘Does  there exist  a  rope  for  me  too?‘  Satan  said:  ‘Yes.’  When  you  satiate yourself  with  food,  you  experience  weightiness  and  it  is  for this  reason  you  become  disinclined  to  perform  prayers,  remembrance  and  supplications.  Hearing  this,  Yahya (alayhissalaam) vowed: By  Allah!  Never  shall  I  eat  to  my  fill,  ever  again. Iblis  responded  by  pledging: And  by  Allah,  never  shall  I  give  advice to  a  Muslim,  ever  again.’ [Ahmad  in  al Zuhd page  96].

Al-Harith  Ibn  Qais  said:  ‘If  the  devils  comes  to  you  while praying  and  said:  “You  are  showing  off”,  then  make  your prayer longer.’   [Ibn  Al-Jawzi  in  Dhamm  al-Hawti, 131].

Wahb  Ibn  Munabbih (rahimahullah)  said:  ‘There  was  a  worshipper  from  the Children  of  Isra’il  who  was  the  most  dedicated  to  worship among  people  of  his  generation.  During  his  time,  there  were three  brothers  who  were  called  upon  to  battle.  They  had  only one  sister,  and  she  was  never  married.  They  did  not  know under  whose  care  they  could  leave  their  sister.  Then  they agreed  to  leave  her with  the  worshipper  because  he was  trusted to  them.  So  they  went  to  him  and  asked  him  to  leave  their sister  with  him  until  they  returned  from  battle.  He  refused and  sought refuge with Allah  from  them and  from  their sister.’ The  brothers  insisted  until  they convinced  him.  He  said:  ‘place her  in  a  house  near  my  monastery.  The  brothers  then  left  her there  and  went  to  battle.’

For  sometime  thereafter,  the  worshipper  used  to  bring  her  food down  from  his  monastery,  leave  it  at  his  doorstep  and  close  the  door.
Then  he  would  climb  back  to  his  monastery  and  call  her  to  get  her food.  She  would  then  leave  her  house  to  get  the  food.

The devil  told him that it is  not  appropriate  for the girl  to  leave  her house during  the  day,  and that somebody might  see  her when  she  is walking  out  during  the  day  and  become  attached  to  her.  So  the worshiper  began  walking  to  her  house  and  leaving  the  food  at  her doorstep  but without  talking  to  her.  This  continued  to  happen  for sometime.

Again  the  devil  came  to  him  and  convinced  him  to  take  the  food and leave  it  inside  her  room.  So  he  began  to  do  so,  and  this  continued  to  happen  for  a  while.
Then  again,  one  day  the  devil  told  the  worshiper:  ‘YOU  should  talk to  her  and  keep  her  company  because  she  is  feeling  very  lonely.’  So the  worshiper  began  talking  to  her  from  the  top  of  his  monastery, and  continued  to  do  so  for  sometime.

Then  the  devil  came  to  him  and  said:  it  would  be  better  if  you come  down  from  your  monastery  to  talk  to  her,  or  to  go  to  her house.  This  would  make  her  feel  even  less  lonely.  So  he  did,  and this  continued  to  happen  for  a  while.

The  devil  then  came  to  him  and  convinced  him  to  come  nearer  to her  doorstep  so  she  would  not  have  to  sit  outside  her  house  talking to  him.  So  he  did,  and  this  continued  to  happen  for  sometime.

Then the devil came  to  him  and  convinced  him  to  enter  her house so  that nobody  sees  her  at  all.  So  he  began visiting her his  entire  day.

The  devil  continued  to  beautify  her  in  the  eyes  of  the  worshiper until  he  touched  her  thigh  and  kissed  her.  Then  he  had  relations with  her  and  got  her pregnant,  and  she  delivered  a  boy.

The  devil  came  to  him  and  said:  “When  the  brothers  come  back and  find  out  that  their  sister  had  a  child  you  will  become  defamed. You  should  slaughter  the  baby.  And  she  will  not  reveal  what  hap pened  out  of  fear  of  her  brothers.”  So  the  worshiper  did.

Later  the  devil  came  to  him  and  said:  “Do  you  think  that  she  will keep  the  secret  after  you  kill  her  own  child?  Take  her,  kill  her  and bury  her  next  to  her  son.”  So  he  killed  her,  buried  her  and  covered the  grave  with  a  big  rock.  He  then  returned  to  his  monastery  to worship.

Later  the  brothers  came  back  and  inquired  about  their  sister.  The worshiper  said  that  she  had  passed  away.  They  cried  and  told  them she  was  a  great  woman  and  pointed  them  to  her  grave.  The  brothers  visited  the  grave,  mourned  their  sister  and  asked  for  her  forgiveness.  They  stayed  for  a  few  days  at  her  grave  then  left.

Then the  devil  came  to  the  brothers  and made  them  see  a  dream. In  that  dream  they  were  told  that  the  worshipper  had  killed  their  sister  and  the  proof  was  that  she was  buried  in  a  different  location  (i.e. under  the  rock  inside  the  house).

When  the  brothers  woke  up  they  started  talking  to  each  other  and found  out  that  they  all  had  seen  the  same  dream.  They  thought  that there  must  be  some  truth  in  it.  So  they  went  and  uncovered  the grave  that  the  worshiper  had  pointed  to,  and  found  it  empty.  Then they  went  inside  the  house  and  found  the  rock  as  mentioned  in  the dream.  On  digging  underneath  the  rock  they  found  their  sister’s dead  body  along with  that  of  the  child.

So  they  went  to  the  worshiper  and  forced  him  to  disclose  the secret  of  what  happened.  He  went  ahead  and  told  them  the  whole story.  The  three  brothers  took  him  to  the  king’s  court  and  he  was given  the  punishment  of  execution.

While  the  worshiper  was  being dragged  to  his  execution  spot,  the devil  came  to  him  and  said:  “Listen!  I  am  the  devil  and  it  was  me who  was  in  communication  with  you  since  this  whole  thing  started and  not your inner  thoughts.  Now  I  can  get  you  out  of  this  trouble if  you  want.  I  am  the  one  who  put  you  in  this  trouble  in  the  first place  and  I  can  get  you  out  of  it.”  The  worshiper  asked:  “What should  I  do?”  He  said:  “Prostrate  to  me  and  I  will  save  you.”

The  worshiper  prostrated  to  the  devil and  as  soon  as  he  did  so,  the devil  ran  away  and  the  worshiper  was  executed.

[The  hypocrites  are]  like  the  example  of  Satan  when  he says to  man,  ‘Disbelieve.’ But when he disbelieves,  he  says, ‘Indeed,  I  am  disassociated  from  you.  Indeed,  I  fear  Allah, Lord  of  the  worlds.”‘ [al-Hashr (59):16] Ibn  Al-Jawzi  in  Dhamm  al-Hawd,  134.

Wahb  lbn  Munabbih (rahimahullah)  reported  that  a  monk went to seclusion in  his  monastery  during  the  time  of  al-Masih  [Prophet  ‘Eesa (‘alayhis-salaam)].  Iblis  attempted  to  seduce  him  in  every  way, but  was  unable.  Finally,  Iblis  came  to  him  in  the  form  of  al Masih  and  called  on  him:  O  monk!  Come  to  me  I  wish  to  talk to  you.  The  monk  replied:  go  away.  I  am  not  going  to  gain back  what  I  have  lost  from  my  life  (I  have  no  time  for  you). Iblis  responded:  ‘Come  to  me,  I  am  al-Masih.’  The  monk  said: ‘If  you  were  truly  al-Masih  then  I  have  nothing  to  do  with you.‘  al-Masih  ordered  us  to  worship,  and  promised  us  that there  will  be  a  Judgment  Day.  So  go  away  I  have  no  need  for you.  So  the  cursed-one  left. [Abu  Nu’aym  in  al-Hilyah,  4/44].

‘Abdullah  Ibn  ‘Umar  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhu)  said:  While  on  the Ark,  [Prophet]  Nuh (‘alayhissalam)  noticed  an  old  man  whom he  did  not  recognise.  Nuh (alayhissalaam)  inquired:  ‘What  brought  you  here?’ He  replied:  ‘I  came  to  strike  the  hearts  of  your  followers,  so their  hearts  become  with  me,  while  their  bodies  with  you.’ Nuh alayhissalaam responded:  ‘Leave  O enemy of  Allah.’  Iblis  said:  ‘There are  five  things  that  cause  people  to  become  destroyed (deviated).’  I  will  inform  you  of  three  and  not  of  the  other two.  It  was  revealed  to  Nuh (alayhissalaam)  that  he  needed  not  know  the three,  but  that  he  should  enquire  about  the  two.’  Iblis  said: ‘The  two  that  are  certain  to  work  are:  envy:  I  was  cursed  because  of  my envy,  and  became  a  stoned  devil.  And  the  second is  eagerness  (to  have  more):  The  entire  paradise  was  made permissible  to  Adam  (‘alay his-salaam).  I  got what  I  wanted  from him  because  of  his  eagerness.’  [Ibn  Abi  al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shaytan, 65/ 44].

Sa’id lbn  Al-Musayyab  said:  ‘Iblis  never  gave  up  to  seduce every  Prophet  that  Allah  has  sent;  by  using  women.‘ [Ibn  AbI  al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shaytan,  62/ 42].

Al-Fudhayl  Ibn ‘Iyad  said:  ‘Some  of  our  elders  said  that  once while  [Prophet]  Musa  (‘alayhis-sakim)  was  supplicating  to  his Lord,  Iblis  came  to  him.’  An  angel  told  Iblis:  ‘Woe  to  you! What  are  you  hoping  to  get  out  of  him  while  he  is  in  this condition  (prayer)?’  He  replied:  ‘I  am  hoping  to  get  from  him
what  I  got  from  his  father  Adam  when  he  was  in  paradise.’
[Ibn  AbI  al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shytan, 72/ 48].

‘Abdul-Rahman  Ibn  Ziyad  Ibn  An’um  said:  ‘While  [Prophet] Musa  (‘alayhissalaam)  was  in  a  gathering  Iblis  came  wearing  a hooded  cape  that  changed  in  colors.  When  the  devil  came nearer  he  took  off  the  cap  and  set  it down and  came  to  Musa saying:  ‘Peace  be  upon  you.  Musa  replied:  ‘Who  are  you?’  He said:  ‘I  am  Iblis.’  Musa  responded:  ‘No  greetings  from  Allah to  you,  what  brought  you  here?’  The  devil  said:  ‘I  came  to greet you  because  of  your high godly  status.’  Musa  said:  ‘What have  I  seen  you  wearing?’  Iblis  replied:  ‘I  use  it  (the  cap)  to capture  the  hearts  of  the  sons  of  Adam.’  Musa  asked:  ‘What is  it  that  if  a  human  does  will  enable  you  to  take  him  over?’  He replied:  ‘If  he  becomes  fond  of  himself,  and  considered  his (good)  deeds  plentiful.’  I  warn  you  from  three  things:  First, never  be  alone  with  a  woman  that  is  not  lawful  to  you.  Be cause  whenever  someone  does  so,  I  personally  accompany him  and  use  her  to  seduce  him.  Second,  never  promise  Allah something  except  that  you  fulfill  your  promise.  Whenever someone  promises  Allah  something  I  personally  accompany him  to  prevent  him  from  fulfilling  his  promise.  And  never take  an  amount  of  money to  give charity  except  that you  make sure  you  give  it  to  that  charity.  Whenever  someone  takes  an amount  of  money  to  give  to  charity,  I  personally  accompany him  to  persuade  him  not  to  give  it.  Then  Iblis  walked  away saying:  ‘Woe  to  me,  thrice,  I  have  taught  [Prophet]  Musa  from what  to  warn  the  sons  of  Adam.’ [Ibn  AbI  al-Dunya  in Maka’d al-Shaytan,  11/47]

Hasan  Ibn  Salih  said:  ‘I  heard  that  the  devil  said  addressing The  Woman:  ‘You  are  half  of  my  army,  you  are  my  arrow   with  which  I  never  miss,  you  are  the  one  I  entrust  with  my secrets,  and  you  are  my  messengers.’ [Ibn  Abi al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shayatin,  59 /37].  

Wahb  Ibn  Munabbih  said:  ‘A  monk  asked  the  devil  when  he had  appeared  to  him:  Which  of  human  manners  are  most helpful  for  you  to  over  take  humans.’  He  replied:  ‘Hot temperedness.’  When  a  servant  is  hot  tempered  we play  with (manipulate)  him  just  as  kids  play  with  a  ball.‘ [lbn  AbI  al-Dunya  in  Maka’d al-Shayatin,  59/38]. 

Thabit  [al-Bunani]  said:  ‘When  the  Prophet  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  became  a Prophet,  Iblis  began  sending  his  devils  to  tempt  the  Prophet’s Companions  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhum).  The devils would return  after  achieving  nothing.  So  Iblis  inquired:  What  is  with  you?! Why  are  you  unable  to  get  anything  out  of  them?  They  replied:  ‘We  have  never  seen  people  like  these  before (such were our Sahaabah (alayhim ar ridhwan), Iblis  responded:  ‘Wait  until  worldly  bounties  open  up  for  them,  then you  would  be  able  to  get  what  you  want  from  them.’ [lbn  AbI  al-Dunya  in  Maka’ d al-Shayatin,  60/39]

Abu  Musa Al-Ash’ari  (radhiyallahu anhu)  said:  ‘Every morning, Iblis  dispatches  his  soldiers  saying:  ‘Whoever  of  you  misguides a  Muslim  then  I  will  make  him  wear  the  crown.’  One  devil responds:  ‘I  continued  to  persuade  so  and  so  until  he  divorced his  wife.‘  Iblis  replies:  ‘(this  is  not  significant)  He will eventually  remarry.’  Another  devil  says:  ‘I  continued  to  persuade  so and  so  until  he  disobeyed  his  parents.’  Iblis  replies:  ‘He  will eventually  become  dutiful  to  his  parents.’ A  third  devil  says:  ‘I continued  to  persuade  so  and  so  until  he  fornicated.’  Iblis  says: ‘ You are  the  one.’ Another  devil  says:  ‘I  continued  to  persuade  so  and  so  until  he  committed  murder.‘  Iblis  says:  ‘You  are  the one,  you  are  the  one.’  (Ibn  Abi  al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shaytin,  59 /38).

Al-Hasan  [al-Basri]  said:  ‘There  used  to  be  a  tree  that  was  being worshipped instead  of  Allah.’  A  man went to  the tree with the  intention  of  cutting  it  down.  The  devil  came  to  him  in human  form  and  asked:  ‘What  are  you  aiming  to  do?‘  The man  replied:  ‘I  wish  to  cut  down  this  tree  that  is  being  worshipped  in  place  of  Allah.’  The  devil  said:  ‘You  are  not  worshipping  it.’  So  what  harms  if  others  are  worshiping  it?  The man  responded:  I  will  cut  it  down.  The  devil  said:  ‘Let  me suggest  something  better  for  you.’  Do  not  cut  it  down  and you  shall  find  two  dinars  every  morning  under  your  pillow. The  man  replied:  ‘Who  would  guarantee  me  this?’  The  devil said:  ‘I  would.’  On  the  following  day  the  man  saw  two  dinars under  his  pillow.  But  on  the  following day,  he  did  not  see  the money  again  as  expected,  so  he  again  went  to  cut  down  the tree.  The  devil  came  to  him  in  his  (true)  shape  and  asked  him: ‘What  do  you  wish  to  do?‘  He  replied:  ‘I  want  to  cut  down that  tree  because  it  is  being  worshiped  in  place  of  Allah.’  The devil  responded:  ‘You  lie.  You  have  no  power  to  do  so.’  The man  continued  walking  but  the  devil  threw  him  down  and began  choking  him  and  said:  ‘do  you  know who  I  am?  I  am the  devil.’  Initially  you  were  angry  for  Allah’s  sake,  so  I  had no  power  over  you.  I  deceived  you  with  the  two  dinar  promise.  Later  you  became  angry  for  the  sake  of  the  two  dinars,  so I  was  able  to  over  power  you. ( Ibn Abi al-Dunya in Maka’ d al-Shaytin, 79 /60.)

Mujahid  said:  ‘Iblis  has  five  sons’  He  appointed  each  of  them on  one  of  his  affairs.  Their  names  are:  Thabr,  Al A’war, Musawwat,  Dasim  and  Zulunbur.  As  for Thabr,  he  is  responsible  for  calamities.  He  orders  people  to  rip  their  clothes,  slap their  cheeks  and  make  the  call  of  ignorance  when  stricken  by calamity.  Al-A’war  is  responsible  for  fornication.  He  beautifies  it  and  orders  others  to  commit  it.  As  for Musawwat,  he  is responsible  for  lies.  He  hears  the  news  and  transfers  it  to someone  else,  who  in  turn,  goes  to  a  gathering  of  people  and tells  them:  I  met  a  person  whose  face  I  know  but  I  do  not know  his  name.  He  told  me  such  and  such.  Dasim  shows  a wife’s  faults  to  her  husband  and  makes  him  angry with  them. And  Zulunbur  is  responsible  for  the  market  place.  He  sticks his  flag  therein. (Ibn  Abi  al-Dunya  in Maka’ d al-Shayatin,  54 /35)

Makhlad  Ibn  al-Husayn  said:  ‘Whenever  Allah  ordains  an  order  to  His  servants,  Iblis  intersects  trying  to  achieve  one  of two things,  he  does  not  care  which  of  the  two  he  achieves. The  first  is  to  fulfill  this  order  excessively,  and  the  second  is  to fulfill  this  order  deficiently. (Abu  Nu’aym in al-Hilyah, 8/266) ‘

‘Abdullah  Ibn  ‘Amr  (radhiyallahu  ‘anhuma)  said:  ‘Iblis  is  chained in  the  lower  levels  of  earth.  Whenever  he  moves  then  his motion  results  in  every  form  of  conflict between two  or more persons.’ (Abu  Nu’aym  in  al-Hilyah, 1/288).

The  devil  has  many  methods  of  deception  that  I  appropriately mentioned  throughout  this  article.  It  is  difficult  to  be safe  from  the  devil’s  deceptions  because  they  are  many,  and  they cling  to  the  heart.  Calling  humans  to  do  something  that  is  consistent with  their nature  is  just like  pushing  a  ship  that  is  already going  down hill.  Just  imagine  how  fast  it  would  go  then.  Even  Harut  and  Mariit were  unable  to  remain  well  composed  after  desire  was  instilled  in them.  In  fact,  when  angels  see  that  a  believer  has  died  in  the  state  of iman  they  become  amazed.

Abd  Al ‘Aziz  Ibn  Rufi’  said:  ‘When  the  soul  of  a  believer  is risen  to  the  heavens,  angels  wonder:  Glory be to the One who saved  this  servant  from  the  devil.  Woe  to  him,  how  he  was saved.’ (Abu  Nu’aym  in  al-Hilyah,  1/288).

A’ishah  (radhiyallahu ‘anha)  said: ‘One  time  Allah’s  Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  left  my  (apartment)  during  the  night  and  I  felt  jealous. Then  he  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  came  and  saw  (in what  agitated  state  of  mind)  I was.  He  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  “A’ishah,  what  has  happened  to  you?  Do you  feel  jealous?”  I  replied:  ‘How  can  a  woman  like  me  not feel  jealous  in  regard  to  a  husband  like  you?’  Allah’s  Messenger  (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)  said:  “Has  your  devil  overtaken  you?”  I  replied:  ‘O Allah’s  Messenger,  is  there  along  with  me  a  devil?’  He  said: ‘Yes!’  I  said:  ‘Is  a  devil  attached  to  everyone?’  He  said:  ‘Yes. A’ishah (radhoyallahu anhu)  again  said:  ‘O  Allah’s  Messenger,  is  one  with  you also?’  He  said:  “Yes,  but  my  Lord  (the  Mighty  and  the  Majestic)  has  helped  me  and made  him  Muslim.”‘ [Only  Muslim  reported  this  Hadith  (Muslim 4/2168/2815)].

May Allah Ta’ala save us from the deceptions and tricks of Iblis and Make us alert at every step of this enemy, Aameen!.