Hadith on Shaytan: Satan lies in wait for you to enter the mosque

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you enters the mosque and Satan mounts him just as a man mount his animal. If Satan becomes settled, he will collar him or bridle him.” Abu Huraira said, “You can witness this. As for the collar, it is that you see him filled with thoughts of whatever such that he does not remember Allah. As for the bridle, his mouth will open but he does not remember Allah.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8370

Grade: Qawiy (strong) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ إِذَا كَانَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ جَاءَ الشَّيْطَانُ فَأَبَسَ بِهِ كَمَا يَأْبِسُ الرَّجُلُ بِدَابَّتِهِ فَإِذَا سَكَنَ لَهُ زَنَقَهُ أَوْ أَلْجَمَهُ قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ فَأَنْتُمْ تَرَوْنَ ذَلِكَ أَمَّا الْمَزْنُوقُ فَتَرَاهُ مَائِلًا كَذَا لَا يَذْكُرُ اللهَ وَأَمَّا الْمَلْجُومُ فَفَاتِحٌ فَاهُ لَا يَذْكُرُ اللهَ

8370 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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