Questions tagged [shaitan]

Shaytan is referring to The Devil, also known as Iblis. Satan is appointed to misguide people until the day of Judgement.

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If devils are locked up in Ramadan, why do some Muslims still sin during the month?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. -" Sahih Bukhari 31:...
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What is the source of this Hadith from Imam Sadeq (a.s.) ? “looking at non-Mahram is a poison arrow from Satan's arrows”

previously, I had heard a tradition from Imam Sadeq(Sadiq) (a.s.) regarding looking at non-mahrams that: «النّظرة سهمٌ من سهام إبلیس مسمومٌ من ترکها للّه لا لغیره أعقبه اللّه إیماناً یجد طعمه» ...
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How does Islamic Theology solve the problem of evil that so plagues Christian Theology?

The problem of evil: How does an infinitely merciful & compassionate Allah create an evil Shaitan to plague us every day of our lives?
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Why does Iblees or Satan refuse to bow, when the command is to angels?

And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam they did obeisance, but Iblis (did it not). He refused and he was proud, and he was one of the unbelievers. (2:34) In the above verse, Allah ...
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What is the difference between the waswas (whispering) of the nafs (soul) and Satan

To simplify my question: What is the difference between the waswas (whispering) of the nafs (soul) and Satan? And how can we know when a thought is bad and from Satan and not just critical thinking ...
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Who are not tempted by Satan?

In the Quran there are some verses which show the humans are not tempted by Satan, such as: "قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَآ أَغْوَيْتَنِي لأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ ...
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Can Jinns (shaytan, iblees) read your thoughts and feelings?

I feel that my question has been answered lighly here. The answer to this question would lead to sub questions that changes due to the answer of this question. First, can Jinns/Shayatin/Iblees read ...
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Why does Shaytan have two names?

In the Qu'ran, Shaytan is mentioned as Ibles and Shaytan. Why does he have more than one name, and what do they mean?
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Is Satan evil or just doing his job?

Is Satan inherently evil, or is he simply fulfilling the role that God gave him to attempt to lead people astray so that they can have the accomplishment of overcoming him? Or is he something else ...
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Does the shaytaan know the thoughts and intentions of man to corrupt it?

Does the shaytaan know what crosses our minds of ideas which no one knows except Allah and thus whisper to us what is in accordance with our thoughts to instigate us in harboring negative thoughts and ...
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How to know when the devil (Shaitan) is misguiding us and protect ourselves when that happens?

As Muslims we believe that devil is an entity that exists to misguide man kind till the day of judgement and as muslims our job is to prevent ourselves from falling into his traps and be obedient to ...
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Why Allah has not destroyed iblees/shaitan till now?

Why Allah has not destroyed Iblees/shaitan till now as he has not obeyed Allah's command. Why Allah will punish human being for shaitan mastermind that he is not letting people to follow Allah. My ...
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Where did the other devils come from?

It is mentioned in the holy Qur'an that Satan was the one that defied God. If so where did his minions come from? Can devils mate and reproduce? Are the number of devils increasing as the population ...
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Is Shaytan an Angel or Jinn?

I have heard that Shaytan is an Angel but then Angels do not have free will so this means he has to obey Allah, but he did have free will because he did not prostrate to Adam (عليه السلام) when Allah ...
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Does Islam believe in a personal Satan/devil?

I was a bit surprised by this answer, which says: Eblees [the devil] is not a conscious intelligent being. It is an abstract conceptual definition for explaining how and why human soul became ...
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True meaning of this ayat Qur'an 2:34?

Quran: 2:34 Sahih International And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the ...
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Who are or were (if ever) the human-jinn hybrid children of shayton?

Qur-an 17.64: Allah says to shayton "and share in their money and children Qur-an 55.56: Their beautiful mates were never touched by any human or jinn. Qur-an 55.74: Whom no man or Jinn ...
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Was there a battle during which iblis was a Child and his parents got killed?

The user owari on This Question commented that Iblis was a child and its parents got killed in battle. What battle is he talking about, What is this story?
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Allah is merciful, then why didn't HE forgive Eblees?

Allah Forgave Adam and Eve for their sins after they ate from the forbidden tree. Allah forgive all of our sins as he promised if we commit Tawbah. The books of hadith are full of hadiths about how ...
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In Quran 2:34, what does Iblees not believe in?

Various translations of Quran 2:34 say that Iblees became a disbeliever (or unbeliever): When We ordered the angels: "Prostrate before Adam in respect," they all prostrated except Iblees (Satan) ...
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Does the Devil has wife & children? Where do they live?

Where does the Devil live? Does he have family?
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Why does Iblees and shaytaans disobey Allah?

We humans go astray, commit sins, disbelieve and disobey Allah mainly because we do not believe in Allah, or do not believe in Allah enough. Imagine if one knows Allah exists and have experienced the ...
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Did Satan disguise himself as a serpent to convince Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of Immortality?

From Wikipedia: Satan, disguised as a serpent, repeatedly told Adam to eat from the tree, and eventually both Adam and Eve did so, thus disobeying Allah. This surprises me; I don't recall a ...
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How does Shaitan travel around the world?

I need to be careful to avoid Shaitan deterring me from the straight path. Simultaneously, so does everyone else... everywhere. That's a lot of travelling for Shaitan. Presumably, Shaitan doesn't ...
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Is Allah negotiating with Iblis (Satan) in Quran 15:34-44?

Surah 15, ayah 26-44 of the Holy Quran describes the angel Iblis (Satan) refusing to prostrate before the Prophet Adam. Allah, responds by cursing Iblis (15:34-44): The Lord said: "Then get out of ...
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Which sins are related to Satan? Which sins are related to carnal soul (Nafs-al-Ammarah)?

As you know, the carnal soul or man's animalistic layer (Nafs-al-Ammarah): is summarized in lust, carnal desires, and anger[1] . This internal inclination and state of Nafs(soul) is termed by the ...
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Can Iblis submit to Allah?

This question got me thinking: If Iblis has free will, as all jinn do, it would stand to reason that he is capable of realizing the errors of his ways and praying to Allah, regardless of whether Allah ...
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Why did Allah make bad people?

In the Qur'an it says that Shaitan disobeyed Allah and we should make sure we do not fall in the trap of Shaytan as Adam (AS) and Hawwa did. Why doesn't Allah make sure we do not do things which he ...
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Can Satan or jinn do physical harm to a person?

Can Satan or jinn do physical harm to a person? If so, does isolation of a person help them to do that more in any way? Or is whispering to us to do bad his only act?
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What wrong did Satan do?

Satan did not prostrate to hz Adam because he thought fire was superior to mud and someone made from fire should not prostrate before someone who is made from mud. Is this why Satan was expelled or ...
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What is the logic behind stoning satan?

Many years ago, I was living in a Islamic country and I was student of Islamic religion, because I wanted to be a Muslim by heart and by knowledge, I did not want to be inherited Muslim because my ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise?

I just want to know if any verse in the Quran mentions that Shaithan came with Adam to Earth from Paradise.
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If a muslim has doubts, can he treat it as waswas?

I've done some research earlier and found out that "waswaas" and "doubts" are two entirely different things. According to the hadith, if you have waswaas, then you should just seek refuge with Allah ...
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Questions about Satan [closed]

These questions were asked from a none-believer person, I really couldn't answer him because of my lack of knowledge: If satan helps humans to make a mistake, who made Satan made his mistake? Satan ...
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Do the Shayateen know Allah is real?

The first Shaitan (Iblis) knows Allah is real and makes humans and jinns disbelieve in Allah. When we say verses like Ayatul Kursi, the shayateen will go away from our house for a couple of days. If ...
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How can Jinns be controlled by humans?

I have read Can Jinns be controlled by humans?, Can Satan or jinn do physical harm to a person? and Are Jinns real and can they harm you? but I have some confusions... Jinns has some properties: ...
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Do we need Satan?

In Sahih Muslim 6621 and 6622 we see Muhammad giving the consequences of us if we were not to sin. Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah ...
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Does Ibliss still pray to God?

Ibliss he was very truthful to God before Adam. My question does Ibliss still pray to Allah or has he stopped?
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Was iblis the only high ranking jinn who was told to prostrate to Adam (a.s.)?

As muslims, we all know that the angels weren't the only ones who were told to prostrate to Adam (a.s.). Iblis was also one of them due to his high rank. But was he the only high ranking jinn among ...
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What is wrong with the devil?

I don't get it, shaitan, iblis, devil, lucifer, whatever you want to call him doesn't need blind faith to know god exists. I don't know if he's seen god directly, but he has definitely seen what god ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) capable of doing evil?

Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) like rest of us humans inflicted by Satan and his whisperings? As far as I know, all of us humans have a Shayatin assigned to us who constantly tries to deviate us towards ...
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Would Satan benefit from humans becoming extinct?

Muslims attribute a lot of the mischief in the world to Satan (aka Shaitan, Iblis). Through is wispering (waswas), there seems to be a handful of ways he could influence major catastrophes, such as ...
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Is the “satanic verses” story true?

I'm talking about the story where Muhammad (s.a.w.) was reciting surah Najm and shaytaan whispered some ayahs and Muhammad (s.a.w.) ended up reciting these ayahs because he thought it was Jibreel ...
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Is Qur'an 4:118-119 considered as directly quoting Satan, or is it paraphrased?

They call upon instead of Him none but female [deities], and they [actually] call upon none but a rebellious Satan. Whom Allah has cursed. For he had said, "I will surely take from among Your servants ...
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Am I a kafir because of my doubts?

How do I know the difference between doubts and waswaas of shaytaan? In many Islamic websites, doubts and waswaas of shaytaan are two entirely different things. These websites say that Allah will ...
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Shaitan or Jinn attached with a person all the time

Abdullah b. Mas'ud reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: There is none amongst you with whom is not an attache from amongst the jinn (devil). They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, with ...
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Do all worldly situations arise by the will of Allah alone? Or are some things happening by the will of others e.g. Shaitan?

A popular Hindi saying is: "Wahi hota hai jo manzoor-e-khuda hota hai". Literally translated, it means "Only that happens which has the permission of God". Is this literally believed to be the truth ...
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According to Shia Islam, does Allah communicate with Iblis in a human voice, and if so whose voice is it?

Al Islam writes that Allah spoke to the Prophet in voice of Ali during Mi'raj: The Prophet replied, "My Lord spoke to me with the voice of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib and said, `O' Ahmad! I am an Entity ...
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Will Shaitan receive the worst punishment in Jahannam?

The hypocrites and shirk committers will receive the worst punishments in hell. Will shaitan recieve a worse punishment than them?
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Are awlia al shaytan what is termed psychopaths in the west?

Psychopaths ( a medical term)are known to have no empathy and prey on those that are extra nice Like empaths they have the colloquial name "energy vampires" because they seek to harvest the good in ...