Definition of Shaitan in English:


(also Shaytan)


  • 1(in Muslim countries) the Devil or an evil spirit.

    • ‘However sisters are most vulnerable to attacks on their character, being maligned and targeted by those who have submitted to the Shaytan out of self-righteousness, jealousy and envy.’
    • ‘Please reply soon and put my mind at rest, I am losing hope and shaytan is playing with my mind and making me doubt the words of Allah and his Prophet.’
    • ‘Could you please tell me if Shaitan had any offspring?’
    • ‘This is a task the cursed Shaitan assigned to himself.’
    • ‘Of course whilst the empirical source of this is the Kuffar and his puppeteer, the Shaytan, we cannot blame them entirely.’
    • ‘From the moment the pilgrim dons his Ihram, he profusely makes this pronouncement during all waking hours until he has stoned the Shaytan on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah.’
    • ‘He said that he had so many illnesses, and they were all caused by Shaitan - the devil.’
    • ‘It is either the path of Allah or the path of Shaytan.’
    • ‘Rather, Shaytan is going to work on your mind harder now to take you away from this great step that you would be taking towards getting closer to Allah Ta'ala.’
    • ‘They have done Shaitan's work in Allah's Holy Name.’
    • ‘And that is where Shaitan targets the vulnerable - by loosening the controls.’
    • ‘During the hajj, Shaitan is represented by a featureless stone pillar or wall.’
    • ‘He also lords over the lesser forces of evil - especially his children, the shaitans.’
    • ‘More importantly, as the Shaitan incarnate, he becomes a symbol of resistance for black British youth fighting against racism.’
    • ‘I seek refuge in Allah, the most kind and most merciful, from Shaitan the outcast.’
    • ‘This is one of the shaitan, the devils of the desert.’
    • ‘Commence your Prayer by seeking Allah's help and protection from the influences of Shaytan.’
    • ‘My shyness, my shaytan and my bad things all disappeared.’
    • ‘What can we expect from ourselves in terms of following the Messenger of Allah when we have already lost the first battle against Shaytan in the morning’
    • ‘And Shaitan will be left miserable and alone by virtue of both our prayers and our actions in the way of Allah!’
    1. 1.1 An evilly disposed, vicious, or cunning person or animal.


Arabic šayṭān from Hebrew śāṭān. Compare with Satan.