Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

 “When Adhan for Salat is pronounced, the devil takes to his heels and breaks wind with noise so as not to hear the call. When the Adhan is finished, he returns. When the Iqamah is announced, he turns his back, and after it is finished, he returns again to distract the attention of one and makes him remember things which he does not recall in his mind before the Salat, and says ‘Remember this, and this,’ and thus causes one to forget how many Rak’at he performed.”  

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 

Commentary:

Satan is the biggest enemy of a Muslim. He has many means and devices to allure a Muslim from the right path. Anything done for Allah sakes pains him like hell. His only objective is to distract mankind from Islam and to do so he would go to any lengths. He hates it when a believer prostates in front of Allah. This hadith illustrates the very paradigm of satan. When adhan for salat during the five times a day is pronounced, the devil takes to his heels and breaks wind with noise so as not to hear the call. When the adhan is finished, he returns. When the Iqamah is announced, he turns his back, and after it is finished, he returns again to distract the attention of person, who is in state of salah. His strategy to distract the concentration of a prayer is to make him remember things which he does not recall in his mind before the Salat, and says ‘Remember this, and this,’ and thus causes one to forget how many rak’at he performed.

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