The Offspring of Shaitan

By Moulana Imraan Vawda
Posted: 10 Shawwal 1423, 15 December 2002

Q.) Could you please tell me if Shaitan had any offspring? If so what were their names? Is it recorded in a Hadith somewhere? I have read the following Hadith and wanted to know if it is authentic? (I tried to search for it in Bukhari and Muslim but was unsuccessful)

Sayyidna Umar (R.A) has said that the children of shaitaan are many from which nine are prominent : Zaleetoon, Watheen, Laqoos, Ra'waan, Haffaaf, Murrah, Mussawwit, Daasim, Walhaan. Each of their occupations and methods of leading people astray are different.

A.) Yes, Shaytaan does have offspring as mentioned in verse 50 of Surah Kahf.

The authentic Mufassireen (commentators) have mentioned some of their names. We could not locate the narration mentioned by you. Some of the names mentioned in Durrul Manthoor (vol.4 pg.413) are Zalanboor, Daasim, Thab, Musawwit, A'awar.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best