Saturday, 11 January 2014

Iblis cried loudly 4 times






Iblis cried loudly 4 times
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أن إبليس رن أربع رنات حين لعن وحين أهبط وحين ولد
 رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وحين أنزلت الفاتحة

And Indeed everyone rejoices except for Shaytan and his counterparts, because:
Iblis cried loudly four times, first when Allah declared him as cursed, second when he was thrown out, Third When Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) was born and fourth when Surah al-Fatiha was revealed
[Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah wan-Nihayah, 
Volume No. 2, Page No. 166]

also Ref: (Shawaahid an-Nubuwwah by Mawlana Jaami, Page 51)
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Celebrating the Beloved 

صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم
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We have not sent you but as a 
“Mercy to the worlds” 
(Surah al-Anbiya, 21:107)

Hence without any shadow of doubt arrival of Prophet (Peace & Blessings be upon him) is a mercy not only upon us but all worlds and creations of Allah azza Wajjal, thus we should rejoice as ordered in Qur'an (10:58)

Say: "In the bounty of God. And in His Mercy, in that
 "LET THEM REJOICE”:
 that is better than the (wealth) they hoard
(Surah Yunus, 10:58)


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Jabir (Radi Allah Anhu) reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (way peace be upon him) as saying: The throne of Iblis is upon the ocean and he sends detachments (to different parts) in order to put people to trial and the most important figure in his eyes is one who is most notorious in sowing the seed of dissension.
[Sahih Muslim: Book 039 'Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyamah wa'l Janna wa'n-Nar', Number 6754]

Jabir (Radi Allah Anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (for creating dissension) ; the nearer to him in tank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: I did so and so. And he says: You have done nothing. Then one amongst them comes and says: I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife. The Satan goes near him and says: 'You have done well. A'mash said: He then embraces him.
[Sahih Muslim: Book 039 'Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyamah wa'l Janna wa'n-Nar', Number 6755]
Jabir (Radi Allah Anhu) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: The Satan sends detachments of his own in order to put people to trial and the highest in rank, in his eyes, is one who is most notorious in sowing the seed of dissension.
[Sahih Muslim: Book 039 'Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyamah wa'l Janna wa'n-Nar', Number 6756]
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 KITAB AL-FITAN WA ASHRAT AS-SA'AH
(BOOK PERTAINING TO THE TURMOIL AND PORTENTS OF THE LAST HOUR)
Book 41, Number 6992:
Abu Sa'id reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) met him (Ibn Sayyad) and so did Abu Bakr and 'Umar on some of the roads of Medina. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Do you bear testimony to the fact that I am the Messenger of Allah? Thereupon he said: Do you bear testimony to the fact that I am the messenger of Allah? Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: I affirm my faith in Allah and in His Angels and in His Books, and what do you see ?
He said: I see the throne over water. Whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: You see the throne of Iblis upon the water, and what else do you see? He said: I see two truthfuls and a liar or two liars and one truthful. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Leave him He has been confounded.
[Sahih Muslim, Book41, Chapter 17 : STORY OF IBN SAYYAD]


Shaytan’s throne was overturned so that it hung downwards and he fell off it. The angels then caught hold of him and imprisoned him for forty days in the forty seas. Finally, he contrived his escape, and he came up to the Mount Abu Qubais and let out a mighty scream.
Hearing him yell, all the devils and Ifrit came flying and gathered round, asking him, 
“What is it with you that you scream so loud?”



Iblis answered them, “Such a terrible destroyer has been sent down upon you as you have never known or seen before. What is more, against this plague there is no remedy.”
The devils were all shocked, and asked, “Who is it?”
Shaytan replied, “It is the Prophet Muhammad {s}, mighty and glorious, the son of Abdullah, son of Abdul-Muttalib who is born in Mecca tonight. He has the power to demolish all idols and defeat all unbelief in the whole wide world. He will bring the Light of Islam and spread the faith from east to west; no place will remain on earth where the call of Unity has not been heard, and the unbelievers will be smitten and abased. No trick and no deception will prevail against his influence. The scripture he will bring will watch over his nation, and his religion and law will remain valid and in place until the Day of Judgment, his followers being assured of the Lord’s forgiveness and grace.” So he said and let out another terrible scream.
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ومن الآيات التي ظهرت لمولده صلى الله عليه وسلم أن الشياطين رميت وقذفت بالشهب من السماء، وحُجب عنها خبر السماء كما ذكر بعض العلماء، لكن المشهور والمحفوظ أن قَذف الشياطين بالشهب عند مبعثه صلى الله عليه وسلمومنها أن إبليس حُجب عن خبر السماء فصاح ورنَّ رَنَّةً عظيمةً كما رنَّ حين لُعن، وحين أخرج من الجنة، وحين وُلد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وحين نزلت الفاتحة
“Some scholars mentioned that another sign which accompanied the birth of the Prophet was that the devils were stricken with falling stars and were blocked from hearing any of the news exchanged by the angels in the sky. Among the signs is that Iblis, the forefather of the devils, was blocked from the news of the sky so he rang out a very loud scream. 
Likewise, he rang out when he was damned, when he was taken out of Paradise, and when the Chapter of the Fatihah was revealed.” [Al-Mawrid Al-Haniyyu fi Mawlidis Saniyyi]
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In tafsir  Ruh al-Bayan:
Shaykh Isma`il Haqqi relates the following hadith from Ibn `Abbas (RA) :
“One time, the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) went out of the Masjid, and as he went out, he saw Iblis approaching. 
The Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, “What brought you to the door of my Masjid?” Shaytan said, “I came by [order of] Allah (SWT).”

Note here that even Iblis believes in Allah (SWT) and he is a Unitarian (muwahhid).

Q: If Iblis is a believer, why then did he not make prostration (sajda) to Adam (AS)?
 It was because he refused to accept prostrating himself before anyone. From pride and arrogance he disobeyed, and for that reason Allah (SWT) cursed him.But thought Iblis disobeyed Allah, it did not alter is belief in Allah (SWT).He was muwahhid and he remains one.
He knows that Allah (SWT) is the Creator of all, without partner.
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We narrated from our Damascus teachers, through the Hafiz Ibn Tulun of Damascus with his chain through the Hanbali masters of al-Quds who emigrated to Damascus, from the hadith master `Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi (d. 600) in his book Dhikr al-Nar (Mention of Hellfire) – may Allah Most High protect us from it – with his chain Anas b. Malik (Allah be well-pleased with him), that the Holy Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) said:
“The first to be dressed with a garment of fire will be Iblis. He shall place it on his brow and drag it behind him. So will his progeny after him. And he will be crying out: ‘O my self-destruction!’ and they will be calling out ‘O our self-destruction!’ and so on until they stop over Hellfire saying ‘O our self-destruction!’
Then it will be said to them:
{Call not that day for one destruction, but call for many destructions!} Surat al-Furqan 25:14“

[Narrated by Ahmad and al-Bazzar in their Musnads with a sound chain according to al-Haythami, also by Ibn Abi Shayba in his Musannaf.]
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Ibn Baaz head sheikh of the Wahhabiyah
 Cried while speaking against those who 
Celebrate Mawlid

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‘Abdu’l-Rahiman Ibn Ziyad Ibn An’um said:
‘While [Prophet] Musa (‘alaihis-salaam) was in a gathering Iblis came wearing a hooded cape that changed in colors. When the devil came nearer he took off the cape 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 cape) 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. Because 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-Shaytaan, 1 1 /47]


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As reported by Mu’adh ibn Jabal (r.a.). Abd-Allah the son of `Abbas (r.a.) said: 
“We were sitting together in a group with the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) in the house of one of the Ansar, when someone called out ‘O people of the house! Will you permit me to enter? I have a task to fulfill for you’. ”
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One day, a congregation was gathered at the home of one of the Ansar around the Prophet (peace be upon him), (According to Anas (Blessing of Allah), it was Hazrat Abu Ayyub Ansari (Blessing of Allah).

In the middle of a wonderful discourse, an ugly voice from the outside was heard saying, "O Messenger of Allah would you permit me to enter? I have business with you!"

All looked at the Prophet (peace be upon him), who said to the ones present, "Do you recognize the owner of this voice?" The companions answered, "Allah and His Messenger know best" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "It is Satan, the Accursed."

On hearing that, Hazrat Umar (Blessing of Allah), who was present, pulling his sword, asked, "O Messenger of Allah, permit me to go and cut off his head. Let me smash his skull and free the people from his trouble"
The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, "No, Umar, don't you know that you cannot kill him? He has permission to exist until Doomsday."

Then he added, "Open the door and admit him, as he did not come on his own, but on Allah's orders". Otherwise, he would not come here. Listen to what he says, and try to understand."

Rawi (Blessing of Allah), one of the companions, relates :

"They opened the door and he appeared in front of us as an old man cross-eyed (or blind in one eye) and scant of beard, with only six or seven long hairs from his chin.
He had a very big head, his crossed eyes close to the top of his head, high on his forehead, with big thick hanging lips, like those of a water buffalo.

He saluted the Prophet and the Companions, to which the Prophet (peace be upon him) responded,
'O Accursed, the salaam and salutations belong to Allah Most High.

 'Then he said, 'I heard you are here on business. What is it?

"Satan said, 'I did not wish to come here, I was forced to. An angel came to me from your Lord, who honors whom He wishes, and said, "Allah Most High orders you to Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you): but you will go to him in humility and abasement, and be submissive and tractable.
You will tell him how you seduce and mislead humankind. You are going to answer all his questions truthfully, without a single lie."

And Allah said that if I lied to you, He would turn me into ashes and blow me away in the wind, and my enemies would laugh at me. I come with such orders, O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you).'

Q: "Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked the Devil, 'Tell me, who in the creation do you hate most?'
A: The Devil answered:
1. "You O Muhammad (peace be upon you)! And all the prophets… There is no one in the whole creation that I hate more than you or another like you."
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) confirmed that the Devil was his (and all the prophets') greatest foe.

Q: He (peace be upon him) asked, Whom else do you hate, besides me?"
A: "Satan said,
2. The young ones who have given up their pleasures and themselves for Allah's sake;
3. The men of knowledge who act upon their knowledge and who decline all that is doubtful;
4. The ones who are clean, so clean that they wash thrice that which they wish to cleanse,
5. The patient poor who neither ask from others the things they need, not complaining,
6. The thankful rich, who give alms lawfully,
7. The knowledgeable who act on what they know;
8. The readers of the Quran who pattern themselves on it;
9. Those who call to prayer on time;
10. Advisers and reformers;
11. Abstainers from unlawful food and banned
12. Those who place their trust in Allah;
13. Benefactors of the poor;
14. The devout busy in Allah's service.
Q: Who are your friends?
A: There are ten groups:
1. Unfair judges;
2. The arrogant rich man;
3. Dishonest tradesmen;
4. Drinkers of alcohol;
5. Those who break relations/brotherhood;
6. Dealers in fraud;
7. Those who consume rights of orphans;
8. Those who are often absent from prayers;
9. Those who are unwilling to donate;
10. Those who always fantasize with no use.
Q:"Then, the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked, 'What happens to you, O Accursed One, when my people do their prayers?'
A:"I shake and tremble as if stricken with malaria, because I see your people raised in blessing and power each time they prostrate."
Q: "'What happens to you, O Accursed, when my people fast?"
A: 'I have my hands and feet tied until they break their fast..'
Q: 'What happens to you when they all meet on the Pilgrimage at the house of their Lord?'
A: 'I lose my mind, I go mad."
Q: 'What happens to you when they recite the Holy Qur'an?'
A: 'I melt, like lead turning to hot liquid in the fire.'
Q: 'And when they pay alms?'
A: I am torn to pieces, as if the generous donors took a saw and sawed me into four pieces, because there are four rewards which the donor receives: the blessing of abundance, love and respect from Allah's creatures, a shield from Hell fires, and relief from distress and troubles.'
Q: "Then the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) asked the Devil what he thought of his beloved Companions..
A: About Abu Bakr (Blessing of Allah) he said, 'I hate him. Even before Islam, he refused to obey, nay! Even to hear me. How can he now listen to me?'

About Umar Ibn Khattab (Blessing of Allah) he said, 'I run away whenever I see him. And about Ali Ibn Abu Talib Blessing of Allah he said, 'Oh, if I could just be safe from him, if he would just let me be, I would let him be. But he will not leave me alone!'

"Having heard the answers of the accursed Satan, the Prophet (peace be upon him) thanked Allah said, 'Praised be to Allah, who has blessed my people with such talent and cursed you with such negativity until that appointed time.

"When the Devil heard that, he said, 'Alas for you, what talent for your people?
How can you feel there is safety for them as long as I exist?
I enter their very veins, their very flesh, and they cannot even suspect, let along see or feel me. I swear by Allah Who has given me time until Doomsday, that I will seduce them all, the intelligent and the simple minded, the learned as well as the ignorant, the devout as well as the sinner. None will be safe from me, except the true servants of Allah.'

Q: 'Who are the true servants of Allah, according to you?'
A: 'You know well, O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), that whoever loves his money and his property, Allah does not count among His servants. Whenever I see someone who does not say "mine" and me, who does not love either money or flattery, I know he is truly a servant of Allah and I run away from him. As long as one loves money, property, flattery, he obeys me, he is my servant. I need many servants and I have servants. I am not alone. I have 70,000 children, each of them with his assigned duties. Each of my 70,000 children has 70,000 Satans serving under him, all assigned to different posts. Many are with the young, and the older women, and with the theologians and preachers and sheikhs. There is almost no difference of opinion between your young children. And some of the devout and some of the pious get along very well with my people! My devils lead the imagination of the sincerity of their devotions. Soon, they fight with each other and they don't even know what is happening to them. 
Then, I whisper to them, "Disbelieve", but when they disbelieve, I say,
"...I am free of you. Surely I fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds." (Surah 59 al-Hashir, Ayat 16.)

"Then, the accursed Devil told how he profited from habits of man, which he liked. About lying, he said, 'Do you know, O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), that lying is from me and that I am the first liar: Whoever lies is my best friend; whoever swears to the truth of Allah and lied to Adam and Eve.
I swore to them both, "Surely I am a sincere advisor to you." (Surah 07 Al A`raf, 7:21).

I also hate loving families. If they think of rejecting each other once, the marriage bond in Allah's view is dissolved. The wife will be unlawful to the husband. When they sleep together, they will be adulterers. If they have a child, he will be a bastard. I love that.'
'O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), let me tell you about my friends who abandon prayers or delay them. When it is time for prayer, I make them imagine that there is still time, that they are busy. They should enjoy what they are doing, they can always pray later! I hope they will die before doing their next prayer. If I don't succeed again, I enter into their prayers. I tell them, "Look to the right, look to the left! Think of the past, plan your future!" And when they do, I touch their cheeks and kiss their foreheads and take the peace from their hearts...
You know, O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), that the prayers of those whose attention is outside of them or who are imagining things, which do not belong in the presence of Allah, are also rejected and thrown in their faces. And, if I am not successful in that, I order them to do their prayers fast, and they look like hens picking at grain.
If I still don't succeed, I follow them to the (Jamat) congregational prayers and put bridles on their heads. I pull, and lift their heads from the prostration before the Imam, and I push their heads down before the Imam touches his head to the ground and I am overjoyed to remember that Allah will turn those disobedient heads into donkey’s heads on the Last Day of Judgment...
If I am still not successful, I try at least to make them crack their fingers while they are making prayers. Then, they will be among those who make my remembrance, instead of Allah's remembrance. Or at least I will blow into their noses and make them yawn and, if they open their mouths, a little devil will enter into them through their mouths and increase their love and ambition of this world. The one who loves and is ambitious for this world becomes my soldiers; he obeys me and does as he is ordered.
'O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), how can you hope and be peaceful about your people's salvation and talent? I have a trap at every corner for them. I go to the poor and tell them, "What has Allah done for you? Why do you pray to Him? Prayer is for those to whom He has given in abundance." Then, I go the ones who are sick and tell them to stop praying, and remind them that even Allah said, "There is no blame on the sick" (Surah Nur, 24:61)
I hope that they will die having abandoned their prayers, so that Allah will meet them with anger in the Hereafter.

'O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), if I have told a single lie, may scorpions bite me, and ask from Allah that He turn me into ashes. O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), do not be sure of your people. I have already converted a sixth of them, who have left their religion.'

Q: 'O Accursed One, with whom do you most like to spend your time?'
A: 'The usurer.
Q: 'And your best friend?'
A: 'The adulterer.'
Q: With whom do you share your bed?'
A: 'The drunkard.'
Q: 'Who are your guests?'
A: 'The thieves.'
Q: 'Who are your representatives?'
A: The magicians and soothsayers.'
Q: 'What pleases you most?'
A: 'Divorce.'
Q: 'Whom do you love most?'
A: 'Those who abandon their Friday prayers.'
Q: "What breaks your heart, O Accursed One?
A: 'The determination and the firm footsteps of those who march against the enemies of Allah for Allah's sake.'
Q: 'What gives you pain?'
A: 'The repentance of the penitent.'
Q: 'What makes you grimace?'
A: 'The alms given in secret.'
Q: 'What makes your eyes blind?'
A: 'The tahajjud prayer (late night prayer) in the middle of the night.'
Q: 'What makes you bow your head?'
A: 'Prayer done in congregation.'
Q: 'O Satan, according to you, who are the happiest among people?'
A: 'The ones who purposefully abandon their prayers.'
Q: 'And the best among people?'
A: 'The miser.'
Q: 'What prevents you from doing your job?'
A: 'The gathering of men of knowledge and their conversations.'
Q: 'How do you eat your food?'
A: 'With my left hand and the tips of my fingers.'
Q: 'When the sun is hot, where do you seek shade?'
A: 'Under people's dirty fingernails.'

"I asked Allah to give me a house, and He gave me the public baths.
I asked Allah to give me a temple, and He gave me the marketplace as my temple.
I asked Allah to give me a book, and He gave me the book of poetry as my book.
I asked for a call to prayer, and He gave me the dancing music.
I asked for someone to share my bed, and He gave me the drunkard.
I asked Allah for helpers, Allah gave me those who believe in free will.
I asked Allah to give me brothers and sisters, and Allah gave me the squanders, who spend their money on evil things."

Allah said, “surely the squanders are the Devil's brethren" (Surah Bani Isr'ail, Ayat 27).
Then I asked Allah to be able to see the children of Adam while they are unable to see me, and He accorded that to me. I wished that the very veins of the children of Adam be my routes, and it was given to me. So, I flow in their veins as I wish and enter their flesh. All these were given to me, and I am proud of what I have received. And, let me add, O Muhammad (peace be upon you), that there are more with me than there are with you.'
"Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'If you had not proven what you said with the verses of Allah's Book, it would have been hard for me to confirm what you say."

"The Devil continued, 'Do you know, O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon you), that I have a son whose name is Atam? He urinates in the ear of the people who go to sleep without performing their night prayers. His urine puts them to sleep, otherwise, no one could have gone to bed without finishing their prayers."
"Then, I have a son whose name is Mutaqadi. His duty is to publicize the prayers, the devotions, and the good deeds done in secret a hundred fold. When deeds are publicized and receive credit and praise from the creatures of Allah, Allah takes away 99 of the promised one hundred rewards."
"Then, I have a son whose name is Kuhayl. His duty is to put kohl on the eyes of those in the presence of wise men or preachers. The ones whose eyes he has touched start falling asleep. They are, thus, prevented from hearing the words of Allah or receiving any benefits from them."
"The Devil talked about women. He said, 'whenever a woman leaves her seat, a Devil sits in her place. On the lap of every woman sits a Satan who makes her desirable to whoever looks at her. Then, he orders the woman to open and show her arms, her legs, and her breast and with his claws, tears her veil of shame and decency."

"Then the Devil started to complain. He said, 'O Muhammad (peace be upon you), inspite of all this, I have no strength to take away the faith of the faithful. I only take away their faith when they throw it away. If I were able, there would be no one on the face of this world who could say: LA ILAHA ILLALLAH, MUHAMMAD RASULULLAH (There is no god by Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah) I would not leave a single one to pray or fast.

All I can do is to give the children of Adam imaginations, illusions and delusions, make the ugly appear beautiful, the wrong, right; and the bad, good. Neither do you have the power to give faith. You are only a proof of the Truth, because I know that, if you were given the power to give true faith, you would not leave a single non-believer on the face of this world. The fortunate one who is a believer is fortunate in his mother's womb, and the rebellious sinner is a rebel in his mother's womb. As you are the guide of the fortunate, I am only the cause of sin of the ones who are destined to sin.
Allah is He who renders one fortunate and another rebellious.' Then he recited from Surah Hud,
"And if thy Lord had pleased He would have made people a single nation, and they cease not to differ, except those upon whom thy Lord has mercy, and for this did He create them. And the word of them altogether" (Surah Hud, Ayat 118-119.)
He recited from Surah Ahzab, Ayat 38: "And the command of Allah is a decree that is made absolute."
Then, the prophet Muhammed (s) told the Devil, 'O Father of All Bitterness, I wonder if it is at all possible for you to repent and return to your Lord. I promise I would intercede for you.'

"The Accursed One answered, 'O Messenger of Allah, it is Allah's justice. The ink on the pen, which wrote the judgment, is dry. What will happen until Doomsday. The One who made the master of all prophets, the speaker for the inhabitants of Paradise, the One who chose you to be the beloved amongst His creation, chose me to be the master of sinners and the speaker of the inhabitants of Hell. He is Allah. O Muhammad (peace be upon you), this which I have told you is my last word to you, and I have told nothing but the truth."

[This was a Hadith from Hazrat Ibn Abbas (Blessing of Allah), as related by Mudh Ibn Jabal and contained in Shaik-e-Akbar shaikh Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi's book, 'Shajarat al-Kawn', (The Tree of Being). This is by information from another Hadith by Anas Ibn Malik (Blessing of Allah).]
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Narrated Abu Huraira (ra):

Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) deputed me to keep Sadaqat (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A comer came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) (stealthily). I took hold of him and said, "By Allah, I will take you to Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) ." He said, "I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need." I released him, and in the morning Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) asked me, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him)! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go." Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) said, "Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again." I believed that he would show up again as Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, "I will definitely take you to Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him). He said, "Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again." I pitied him and let him go.

In the morning Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) asked me, "What did your prisoner do." I replied, "O Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him)! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free." Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) said, "Verily, he told you a lie and he will return." I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, "I will surely take you to Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come."

He said, "(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you." I asked, "What are they?" He replied, "Whenever you go to bed, recite "Ayat-al-Kursi"-- 'Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum' till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. " So, I released him. In the morning, Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) asked, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I replied, "He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go." Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) asked, "What are they?" I replied, "He said to me, 'Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end ---- Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum----.' He further said to me, '(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.' (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira said, "No." He said, "It was Satan." [Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 38, Volume 38, Hadith 505]
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