Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
I never heard ‘Umar saying about something that he thought it would be so-and-so, but he was quite right.
Once, while ‘Umar was sitting, a handsome man passed by him, ‘Umar said, “If I am not wrong, this person is still on his religion of the pre-lslamic period of ignorance or he was their foreteller. Call the man to me.” When the man was called to him, he told him of his thought. The man said, “I have never seen such a day on which a Muslim is faced with such an accusation.”
‘Umar said, “I am determined that you should tell me the truth.”
He said, “I was a foreteller in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance.“
Then ‘Umar said, “Tell me the most astonishing thing your female Jinn has told you of.”
“One-day while I was in the market, she came to me scared and said, ‘Haven’t you seen the Jinns and their despair and they were overthrown after their defeat (and prevented from listening to the news of the heaven) so that they (stopped going to the sky and) kept following camel-riders (i.e. ‘Arabs)?”
‘Umar said, “He is right.” and added,
“One day while I was near their idols, there came a man with a calf and slaughtered it as a sacrifice (for the idols). An (unseen) creature shouted at him, and I have never heard harsher than his voice. He was crying, ‘O you bold evil-doer! A matter of success! An eloquent man is saying: None has the right to be worshipped except you (O Allah).’ On that the people fled, but I said, ‘I shall not go away till I know what is behind this.’ Then the cry came again: ‘O you bold evil-doer! A matter of success! An eloquent man is saying: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah.’ I then went away and a few days later it was said, “A prophet has appeared.”
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 206 - Merits of the Helpers in Madinah (Ansaar)
Fatwas of Ibn Baz>Volume 8>Questions and answers>Ruling on seeking the help of sorcerers or soothsayers to kill or exorcise evil spirits
Q 4: Is it permissible for people who suffer from jinn possession to seek the help of soothsayers in order to kill or exorcise the jinn possessing them?
A: It is not permissible for them to do so because sorcery and soothsaying can only be performed with the aid of devils whose help is attained when the performer attributes them as partners to Allah in worship. A soothsayer is known to have contact with the jinn who inform him of what is going on at certain places. For example, so-and-so died in the Levant (the region covering Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine) and the like matters.
Devils pass information about future events to each other until it finally reaches the soothsayer. When he passes this information to an ignorant person, the latter comes to believe that the soothsayer or fortuneteller possesses knowledge of Ghayb (Unseen) where in fact the source of this information is Devil. A soothsayer may also seek the help of powerful devils to exorcise another devil possessing the person. This can only be done if the possessed person fulfills their desire that they be worshipped beside Allah or that the possessed person makes vows for their sake or slaughters animals for the sake of drawing near to them. Once their desire is fulfilled, the Shayatin start to threaten the possessing devil with death or imprisonment unless he surrenders to their commands. At that point, the possessing devil will have no choice but to obey his master devils and then leave.
It is not a valid excuse to seek the help of soothsayers on the basis that some people benefit from their help. Those who worship jinn seek to get benefit from them even though the jinn themselves may cause them greater harm by possessing them or robbing their property. Thus, it is not a valid excuse to join jinn in the worship of Allah on the pretext of seeking their benefit to cure the illnesses of humans. During the pre-Islamic era, people used to speak to the idols. The Shayatin would incarnate the idols and would speak with people whom they tempted into worshipping them beside Allah.
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Q 3: I heard a man saying that when he yawns, he covers his mouth so that Satan may not enter inside him. He attributed this to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and claimed that it was mentioned in the Sahih (authentic) Book of Muslim. Is this true?
A: It is Mustahab (desirable) for those who yawn to restrain it as much as possible and cover their mouths. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
When one of you yawns, you should try to restrain it with the help of your hand, since it is Satan that enters therein. Narrated by Muslim.
In another narration, You should cover your mouth with your hand and not yawn in a loud voice, as Satan will laugh at you if you do so.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
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An interesting event was narrated to Shaikh al-Fawzaan, the question from the mother of this particular girl was as follows:
“I have an orphan daughter [i.e. her father has passed away, since it is not a condition for the mother to have passed away also for a child to be considered an orphan] and a man comes to her at night and wakes her up for the Fajr prayer and commands her to wake up her brothers and sisters for the prayer. The question therefore is; can we be certain that this individual who comes is an Angel? Do Angels descend to the Earth?”
Visit http://salaficentre.com/2012/10/a-woman-asks-shaikh-al-fawzan-about-an-angel-coming-to-wake-her-daughter-for-fajr-prayer/ to read the Shaykh’s answer.
Written by Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam , hafidhahullaah
## [Transcribed] Shaytaan Is An Enemy To You, So Take Him As Your Enemy’ – By Shaykh Muhammad al Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)
By Shaykh Muhammad al Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)
This Insaan, he was created with the purpose of worship of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) and at the same time he will have enemies like the Shaytaan. And this Insaan, he has many obstacles in his worship, you find himself in a test and he has obstacles; and from these tests he finds himself in between Truth and Falsehood, and needs to make the correct choice. And this Iblees tries to misguide this Insaan by taking him far away from the correct reality that indeed he is an enemy for him, he takes him far away from this reality, and he makes him forget that he is his enemy, and who is his real enemy; so this doubt and this forgetfulness, it takes the Insaan far away from the correct affair that the Iblees is his enemy, this forgetfulness indeed takes a person to a state where he is in the displeasure of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala).