Shaytān

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Maytham, a Companion of Allāh’s Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – said:

It has reached me that an angel goes out, holding his flag, with the first person to go to the masjid and stays holding his flag with him until he returns and then enters his home with it. And Shayṭān goes out, holding his flag, with the first person to go to the market and stays holding his flag with him until he returns and puts it in his home.

Al-Mundhirī states in Al-Targhīb wa Al-Tarhīb, “Reported by Ibn Abī ‘Āṣim amd Abū Nu’aym in Ma’rifatu Al-Ṣaḥābah and other works.” Graded ṣaḥīḥ by Al-Albāni in Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Targhīb wa Al-Tarhīb 1:101.

Dhikr and Sleep

ʿAbdullah b. Mas’ūd – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

Falling asleep when remembering Allāh is from Shayṭān; if you want you can test this: when you lie down and want to fall asleep, try remembering Allāh ‘azza wa jall.

Al-Bukhārī, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad. Graded ṣaḥīḥ by Shaykh Al-Albānī in Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Vol. 1 p490.