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Jabir reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: The throne of Iblis is upon the ocean and he sends detachments (to different parts) inorder to put people to trial and the most important figure in his eyes is one who is most notorious in sowing the seed of dissension.
حَدَّثَنَا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، وَإِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ إِسْحَاقُ أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ،
عُثْمَانُ حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله
عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏
"‏ إِنَّ عَرْشَ إِبْلِيسَ عَلَى الْبَحْرِ فَيَبْعَثُ سَرَايَاهُ فَيَفْتِنُونَ النَّاسَ فَأَعْظَمُهُمْ
عِنْدَهُ أَعْظَمُهُمْ فِتْنَةً ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 2813a
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 7, Book of Characteristics of the Day of Judgement, Paradise and Hell, Hadith 6754
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Characteristics of the Day of Judgement, Paradise and Hell, Hadith 6754