Let not Shaytaan follow you with his banner
Leave out from your home pursuing good!
Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi
No doubt the one who studies the Sunnah of the messenger will realise there are many things taking place around us in the creation of Allah daily that we are unaware of. But the Sunni who aquaints himself with the statements of the messenger Sallallahu ‘alahi wa Salam – becomes well aquainted with many of the intricacies that take place in the realm of the unseen related to the son of Adam.
Here is another example of that
Upon the authority of Abu Huraira – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said: The Messenger – Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Salaam said:
“There is no one that leaves out (from their home) except that at his hands (and in a variant version ‘His door’) there are two banners, a banner in the hand of an angel and a banner in the hand of a Shaytan. So if he leaves out pursuing that which pleases Allah, he is followed by the Angel with his banner. He does not cease to remain under his banner until he returns to his home. But if he leaves out pursuing that which displeases Allah then he is followed by the Shaytaan with his banner. He does not cease to remain under his banner until he returns to his home.”
(Collected by Ahmad in his ‘Musnad’ (8269, 8286) and and At Tabaraani in ‘Mu’jam Al Awsat’ (4786) and ‘Mu’jam Al Kabeer’ (1012) declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Ahmad Shaakir – rahimahullah)
Think then Oh servant of Allah about what is is you set out to pursue. May Allah keep us under the banner of his Angels daily.
Wa Billahit Tawfeeq
Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis @ SP