Which Sahabi Rasool was killed by a Jinn?

Do you know that a Sahabi who accompanied Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the battle of Khandaq was killed by a Jinn? Here is the complete story.

Abu Said al-Khudri

Hisham ibn Zuhra relates that once he went to the house of Abu Said al-Khudri. Al Khudri was offering his prayers so he sat down beside him. While he was waiting for Al Khudri’s prayers to end, he heard a sound from beneath the bed.

He watched closely and found out that there was a snake. He went forth to kill it, yet by then Al Khudri had ended his prayers and made a gesture not to do so and to sit down.

The story of a Sahabi Rasool

Al Khudri finished his prayers and then pointed at a room in the house and asked, do you see a room?

He said that once a young newlywed boy used to live here. He also accompanied Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the battle of Khandaq that took place in the 5th year of Hijrah.

During the battle, he requested Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to allow him to meet his family. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ feared that the Banu Quraydha tribe may harm him so he ordered him to take his weapon with him.

He saw his wife standing in the doors

He reached his house safely and saw his wife standing between two doors. The young man got jealous and lifted his weapon to stab her.

The wife said that he should first know the reason of her standing in the doors and see who waits for him in their bed. The man went furiously towards his bed and found a snake.

The Sahabi Rasool was killed by a Jinn

He killed the snake that was resting on his bed with his spear and came out with the snake transfixed on his spear. The snake spur on the edge of the spear and the young man fell dead. No one knows who died first: the boy or the snake. That snake was actually a Jinn who killed the Sahabi Rasool.

Sahabi Rasool was killed by a Jinn

There are some snakes who are Jinn

The story was told to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on which he said that there are certain Jinns in Madinah who have embraced Islam. When you see a snake, call it out for three days. If that snake appears even after 3 days of calling, kill it for it is the devil.

Source: Mutawwa Malik, Book 54, Hadith 33

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.