The existence of Syaitan during Ramadhan


Assalamu’alaykum wr wb,

Dear Shaykh,
I read a hadith regarding Syaitan during the fasting month, Ramadhan. However I am still wondering are they really locked up/chained during this whole month physically? or how? Hope you could explain as I have not found a clear answer to this matter, insyaAllah.

P.S; this is the hadith:

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «إِذَا دَخَلَ رَمَضَانُ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ الجَنَّةِ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَسُلْسِلَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ»


`Alaykum Salam,

How is unimportant, what matters is that we have greater control over our nafs and shaytan in that blessed month and this is a palpable reality. This is why the emphatic form was used in the verbs of the hadith: futtihat and ghulliqat with shadda instead of simply futihat and ghuliqat. Try and listen to Mawlana Shaykh Hisham’s first-week Suhbas
from this past Ramadan (2012) and you will understand more in sha Allah.

Hajj Gibril Haddd

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