RE: Shaytan and Ramadan

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

If the shayateen are chained up this month then why do we continue to receive bad thoughts?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The scholars mention that it may refer to some or all Shaytans; to them being completely chained down or partially. Other distractions remain, though weakened: one’s lower urges, caprice, and worldly desires.

A more detailed explanation is given in Lesson One of The Essentials of Fasting at 


Faraz Rabbani