Hadith on Shaytan: How to repel the devil’s whispering in prayer

Abu al-‘Ala’ reported: Uthman ibn al-‘As came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, Satan interferes between me, my prayer, and my recitation, confusing me.” The Prophet said, “Such is Satan, who is called rotten. When you sense him, then seek refuge in Allah from him and puff to your left three times.” Uthman said, “I did so and Allah took him away from me.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2203

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ ‌أَبِي الْعَلَاءِ أَنَّ ‌عُثْمَانَ بْنَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ أَتَى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ قَدْ حَالَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ صَلَاتِي وَقِرَاءَتِي يَلْبِسُهَا عَلَيَّ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ذَاكَ شَيْطَانٌ يُقَالُ لَهُ خَنْزَبٌ فَإِذَا أَحْسَسْتَهُ فَتَعَوَّذْ بِاللهِ مِنْهُ وَاتْفُلْ عَلَى يَسَارِكَ ثَلَاثًا قَالَ فَفَعَلْتُ ذَلِكَ فَأَذْهَبَهُ اللهُ عَنِّي

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