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Angels do not enter the following types of houses

September 7, 2014 Leave a comment


Abu Talhah al-Ansari [radiAllahu anhu] reported that the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“Angels do not enter a house which has either a dog or a picture (or image) in it.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari (3225), Sahih Muslim (216) and others.]


Ali Ibn Abee Ta’lib [radiAllahu anhu] reported that the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“Angels do not enter a house where there is a picture, or a dog, or a person who is in a state of Janabah.”

[Imam Ahmed (1/80,83,107), Abu Dawud: (227), Ibn Hibban: (1202), al-Hakim: (1/171) and others.] [*]


‘Aishah, [may Allah be pleased with her], reported that the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“Angels do not enter a house where there is a bell.”

[Imam Ahmed (6/242) and, Abu Dawud: (4231).]


Abu Hurairah [radiAllahu anhu] reported that the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“The bell is the musical instrument of Satan.”

[Sahih Muslim (2114), Abu Dawud: (2556)]


Aishah, [may Allah be pleased with her], said:

“I never used to leave in the Prophet’s house anything carrying any images or crosses except that he would obliterate them.’

[Sahih al-Bukhari (5952), Abu Dawud (4151) and Imam Ahmed (6/52; 237)]


Adiy Ibn Hatim reported: “I came to the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] with a golden cross round my neck and he [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“0 Adiy, throw away that idol.”

[At-Tirmidhi (3095), al-Bayhaqi (20137) and at-Tabarani in “Al-Kabir” (17/92)]


The angels who do not enter houses are those who carry mercy, blessing and forgiveness; but as for the guardian angels who write down peoples’ deeds, they are with us all the time.


These days, many Muslim homes tend to be decorated with things brought from the lands of the Kuffaar, such as the cross, statues of their false gods, pictures of Mary and Jesus, the Buddha, Greek’s idols, etc. A sincere Muslim, who is a true Muwahhid, should never place these idols on the walls of his home, because this act contradicts the principle of Tawheed. A true Muslim should obliterate any symbol of shirk in his house; whether it is a picture, statue, painting or engraving.


The worse practice that Muslims have adopted from the Kuffaar is keeping dogs as pets. These Muslims buy expensive dogs and spend a great deal of money on their food and cleaning, without realizing that they are committing a sin, since keeping a dog in one’s house is forbidden. The saliva of dogs is impure; and this would mean that most objects in the house would also become impure, since dogs have a tendency to lick almost everything that crosses their path. If a dog licks a utensil it must be washed seven times, (the first time with soil), and the reward of the family would be deducted daily, as the Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:

“No family attaches itself to a dog without a qirat (weight) of their good deeds being deducted daily, except for the case of a hunting dog, farm dog, or sheepdog.”

[Sahih Muslim (280), at-Tirmidhi (1489)]



The Messenger of Allah [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said: “Jibreel [alaihis salam] came to me and said:

‘I came to you last night but was prevented from entering simply because there were images on the door; for there was a decorated curtain with images on it in the house, and there was a dog in the house.


So give the order that the head of the image that is in the house should be removed, in order for it to resemble a tree; order the curtain be cut up and made into two cushions, spread out (on the floor), on which people may tread; and give an order for the dog to be turned out.

Then the Messenger of Allah [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] did this.

[Imam Ahmed (2/305), Abu Dawud (4158), at-Tirmidhi (2806), Ibn Hibban (5853-5854), and al-Bayhaqi (14353)]


[Taken from: Expelling Jinn from your Home, page 32-35]



[*] Dha`eef jiddan. the only saheeh part is the hadeeth till dog. The last part of janabah is dha`eef and also opposes many other instances when both the prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and sahaaba used to sleep in a state of janabah or wake up in that state.

Plus, it is not mandatory to instantly do ghusl after sexual defilement, until and unless one undertakes that which requires ghusl such as prayer or etc.


Shaykh Shu`aib al-Arnout summarizes the `ilal as :

The sanad is weak and the weakness is of jaabir al-Ju`fi and there is Inqita between `Abdullah and `Ali bin Abee talib radhiallahu `anhu



The Keepers of Hell: Mighty and Stern

May 19, 2013 Leave a comment


Standing over Hell are MIGHTY and STERN angels who never disobey Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala Who has created them. They do whatever He commands them, as Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala says:

“O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are [appointed] angels stern [and] severe, who flinch not [from executing] the Commands they receive from Allaah, but do [precisely what] they are commanded.” (66:6)


Their number is nineteen as Allaah says:

“Soon I will cast him into Hellfire. And what will explain to you what Hellfire is? Naught does it permit to endure, and naught does it leave alone! Darkening and changing the colour of man! Over it are nineteen [angels as guardians and keepers of Hell]” (74:26-30)


This number was a challenge to the kuffaar who thought that they would easily overcome such a small number, but they did not realise that one of these angels has the strength to confront the whole of mankind on his own.


For this reason, Allaah said in the next aayah:

“And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire, and We have fixed their numbers [19] only as a trial for the disbelievers..” (74:31)


Ibn Rajab said,

“What is known and well-established among the earlier and later generations (as-Salaf wal-Khalaf) is that the trial came about when the number of angels was mentioned and the kuffaar thought that it was possible to kill them.


They thought that they would be able to fight and resist them. They did not know that humankind in its entireity would not be able to resist even ONE of them.”

(at-Takhweef min an-Naar, p.174)



These angels are the ones whom Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala called the guardians of Hell:

“Those in the Fire will say to the keepers [angels] of Hell: “Call upon your Rabb to lighten for us the torment for a day!” (40:49)

[al-Jannah wa an-Naar, pg 6]

Related Links:

• Did you know Hell can Speak and See?

• The Evil Deeds that Lead One to Hell by Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)

• The Huge Size of the People of Hell

• The Disbelievers Among the Jinn Will Be In Hell


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