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Noun1.shaytan - (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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Whenever a crisis comes his way, he utilizes his faith and good expectations of Allah in order to hold on and be strong in repelling the whispers of shaytan to give up.
In 1954, Sharif began his acting career in his native Egypt with a role in Shaytan Al-Sahra ("Devil of the Desert").
He referred to an incident when Zehaf Bibeau told him that Shaytan (the Arabic word for the devil) was after him.
But as always, the wiles of Shaytan (Satan) are destined to backfire.
It is recommended to seek refuge from Shaytan and start with the name of Allah, to praise him and to send prayers upon the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
Attempts to distinguish between shaytan and Iblis, by arguing that they play different roles or refer to different aspects of misguidance, are largely unconvincing.
However, despite thinking Libya was the best country in the world, I knew there was one problem about it: Al Qathafi - the evil Shaytan (devil) that lived there.
Likewise, there is a logical disconnect between the twelfth and the thirteenth subsections, the former on repentance and forgiveness and the latter on the whispering of the Shaytan.
Families also maintain the practice of segregating men and women, including boys and girls, at home or in informal social gatherings by drawing on religious maxims to support their stance: "When a man and woman are alone, the third person is the shaytan (Satan)" (41) or, "In Islam, we [women] don't sit next to men.
The largest, which fitted with a stuck became an excellent carbine, was at once named Abu Sittah (the Father of Six) and the Shaytan or Devil.
But they did not understand that Iraq was a mosaic of many ethnic and religious groups that only the Shaytan (Satan) Saddam kept together.
Muhannad, 27, said of Hada'iq al Shaytan, "The main factor is the time it is on, 10 pm, which suits me perfectly.