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Shaytan becomes ecstatic when a believer commits murder

Question

عن أبي موسى، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال: إذا أصبح إبليس بث جنوده، فيقول: من أضل اليوم مسلما ألبسته التاج، قال: فيخرج هذا، فيقول: لم أزل به حتى طلق امرأته، فيقول: أوشك أن يتزوج، ويجيء هذا فيقول: لم أزل به حتى عق والديه، فيقول: أوشك أن يبر، ويجيء هذا، فيقول: لم أزل به حتى أشرك فيقول: أنت أنت، ويجيء، فيقول: لم أزل به حتى زنى فيقول: أنت أنت، ويجيء هذا، فيقول: لم أزل به حتى قتل فيقول: أنت أنت، ويلبسه التاج

 

Answer

Imams Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith and have declared it authentic. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs with Imam Hakim.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6189, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 350. Also see: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2813)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “In the morning, Iblis disperses his army and exclaims, ‘Whoever misleads a Muslim I will adorn him with the crown!’ They then come and one says, ‘I remained with a person [misguiding him] until he divorced his wife.’ Iblis says, ‘He will remarry soon.’ Another one says, ‘I remained with a person [misguiding him] until he disobeyed his parents.’ Iblis retorts, ‘Soon he will be dutiful.’ Another one says, ‘I remained with him until he committed shirk.’ Iblis says, ‘You, You’ [i.e. You have done well]. Another one says, ‘I remained with him until he committed adultery.’ Iblis says, ‘You, You’ [i.e. You have done well]. Another one says, ‘I remained with him until he committed murder.’ Iblis says, ‘You, You’ [i.e. You have done well] and makes him wear the crown.'”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar