What is meant by Shaitan running in a man

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What is meant by Shaitan running in a man’s blood?


There are three possible interpretations given by scholars on the aforementioned hadith;

  1. Shaitan has full control to deceive and allure humans to do evil things.

  2. Shaitan through many different ways and avenues stops a person to do good deals.

  3. Shaitan runs in a man’s blood in such a way that it fills its brain and heart with evil thoughts. (Mazaahirul Haqq P.126 V.1)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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