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shai·tan

 (shī-tän′, shā-)
n. Islam
1. Shaitan The Devil; Satan.
2. An evil spirit.

[Arabic šayṭān, from Ge'ez śayṭān, from Aramaic sāṭānā, from Hebrew śāṭān; see śṭn in Semitic roots.]

Shaitan

(ʃaɪˈtɑːn)
(in Muslim countries) n
(Islam)
a. Satan
b. any evil spirit
c. a vicious person or animal
[C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan]

Shai•tan

or Shei•tan

(ʃaɪˈtɑn)

n.
(in Islam) Satan; the devil.
[< Arabic Shayṭān, c. Hebrew śātān Satan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shaitan - (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
djinn, djinni, djinny, genie, jinnee, jinni - (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
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To this day I can see his bulging eyes filled with tears; I can see him holding his head high, dignified, while I tried to exorcise the Shaytaan.
The Shaytaan is not only in the world, but is also within the individual.
We deflect because we are weak, imperfect human beings, whose thoughts are easily distracted by the persuasions of Shaytaan.