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The Meeting Between Yahyah az-Zimmiy and Shaytaan

November 27, 2012

Originally posted on Jinn & Devils (Shayaateen):

Abridged: The Meeting Between Yahyah az-Zimmiy and Shaytaan
Derived Benefit by Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Haadee ‘Umayr al-Madkhalee

Abdillaah Al-Qazweeniy also narrated to us, saying: Yahyaa Ibnu Abdaka Al-Qazweeniy said: I heard Yahyaa Ibn Yoosuf Az-Zummiy saying: Once I was taking a midday nap in one of the sandstone inns, then suddenly a powerful creature (of  a strange and frightening appearance) entered upon me, so I said: ”Who are you?”  He said: ”You not scared O father of Zakariyyah!” I said: ”Yes, (i.e. I am not scared), who are you”, and I stood up ready to fight him.  So he said:  “I am Abu Murra (i.e. shaytaan.”)  So I said: Laa HayyaakAllaah– ‘’May Allaah not give you life- (i.e. may He not maintain your life upon good).” So he said: ”Had I known that you were in this house I would not have entered and I would have resided in another…

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