Whisperings الوسواس

Salaf on Moderation: Devil pleased with either extremism or leniency

Sa’id ibn Dawud reported: Makhlad ibn al-Husyan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah never recommends something to His servants but that Satan interferes with it in one of […]

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Hadith on Waswas: Rejection of evil thoughts a sign of sincere faith

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: We asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about a man who finds thoughts within himself such that it would be more

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Hadith on Satan: Turn away the devil by renewing faith

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you will be confronted by Satan and he will say: Who created you? Then

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Hadith on Shaytan: Devil sows doubts by whispering false questions

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan will come to one of you and say: Who created the heavens? Then

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Hadith on Shaytan: Devil comes to distract believers in prayer

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the call to prayer is announced, Satan turns his back and he passes wind to

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Salaf on Shaytan: Do not fight the devil, rather turn to Allah

Al-Qurtubi reported: One of the righteous predecessors said to his student, “What will you do if Satan entices you to sin?” The student said, “I will fight him!” The elder

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Ibn Mas’ud on Shaytan: Devil incites worldly people until they kill

‘Amr ibn Maymun reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, Satan went around a gathering that was remembering Allah to tempt them, but he was unable

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Hadith on Satan: Shaytan withdraws when Allah is remembered

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan has a snout like that of a dog positioned over the son of

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Hadith on Shaytan: Believers make Satan tired by remembering Allah

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believer can wear out his devils just as one of you exhausts his camel

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Hadith on Dhikr: Easy way to Paradise, but Satan distracts them

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are two practices no Muslim man preserves but that he will enter Paradise. Surely,

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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 mounts

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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

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Hadith on Imarah: Every leader has good and evil advisors

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A Caliph is never appointed but that he has two advisors: one advisor orders him to do

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Hadith on Nightmares: Supplication upon being scared by a dream

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you is frightened by a dream during sleep, let him say: I

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Ibn Abbas on Shaytan: Devil withdraws if one remembers Allah

Sa’id ibn Jubayr reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Satan is perched over the heart of the son of Adam. If he is unmindful and he

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Hadith on Shaytan: Satan lies in wait to ambush the believers

Sabrah ibn Abi Fakih reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan lies in wait for the son of Adam along his paths. He

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Hadith on Shaytan: The devil sends out troops to misguide believers

Abu Musa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Satan (Iblis) awakens in the morning, he dispatches his troops, saying: Whoever misguides a Muslim today, I

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Hadith on Shaytan: Believers exhaust their devils by obeying Allah

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believer will wear down his devils by obedience to Allah, just as one of

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Hadith on Satan: Devil always tempts people with their wealth

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Satan, whom Allah has cursed, said: The owner of wealth will never be safe

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of bad thoughts a sign of faith

Abu Huraira reported: Some of the companions came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and they asked him, “We find within ourselves that which is too grievous

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