Shaytan is with humans like blood flows in the veins

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I am looking for the reference for the following Hadith:

“Shaytan flows in the veins like how blood flows in the body.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said this to a Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was walking with one of his wives, to remove any doubt.



This Hadith is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2035, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 5642.


This means that Shaytan is always with a man like his blood always flows within him. Therefore man should be wary of Shaytan’s influences at all times.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.