Hadith on Shaytan: Satan lies in wait to ambush the believers

Sabrah ibn Abi Fakih reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan lies in wait for the son of Adam along his paths. He sits on the path of Islam and he says: You will embrace Islam and abandon your religion and your forefather’s religion? He disobeys him and embraces Islam. Then, Satan lies in wait for him on the path of emigration and he says: You will emigrate and leave your land and sky? Indeed, an emigrant is like a tethered horse! He disobeys him and emigrates. Then, Satan lies in wait for him on the path of jihad and he says: You will wage jihad at great cost to your life and wealth? You will fight and be killed, your wife will remarry, and your wealth distributed as spoils! He disobeys him and he wages jihad. Whoever does that has a right upon Allah Almighty that he will enter Paradise.

Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3134

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سَبْرَةَ بْنِ أَبِي فَاكِهٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُول اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ قَعَدَ لِابْنِ آدَمَ بِأَطْرُقِهِ فَقَعَدَ لَهُ بِطَرِيقِ الْإِسْلَامِ فَقَالَ تُسْلِمُ وَتَذَرُ دِينَكَ وَدِينَ آبَائِكَ وَآبَاءِ أَبِيكَ فَعَصَاهُ فَأَسْلَمَ ثُمَّ قَعَدَ لَهُ بِطَرِيقِ الْهِجْرَةِ فَقَالَ تُهَاجِرُ وَتَدَعُ أَرْضَكَ وَسَمَاءَكَ وَإِنَّمَا مَثَلُ الْمُهَاجِرِ كَمَثَلِ الْفَرَسِ فِي الطِّوَلِ فَعَصَاهُ فَهَاجَرَ ثُمَّ قَعَدَ لَهُ بِطَرِيقِ الْجِهَادِ فَقَالَ تُجَاهِدُ فَهُوَ جَهْدُ النَّفْسِ وَالْمَالِ فَتُقَاتِلُ فَتُقْتَلُ فَتُنْكَحُ الْمَرْأَةُ وَيُقْسَمُ الْمَالُ فَعَصَاهُ فَجَاهَدَ فَمَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يُدْخِلَهُ الْجَنَّةَ

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