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Ibn Sayyad and the throne of Iblis

Question

Could you provide the reference of the narration which mentions Ibn Sayyad had seen the throne of Iblis on the ocean?

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) once encountered Ibn Sayyad on a road in Madinah. After questioning him, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked him, What can you see’? He said, I see a throne on water.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘You are looking at the throne of Iblis on the ocean…’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2925. Also see: Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 66)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

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