Rajim

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

RAJIM. رجيم
Lit. “One who is stoned” A name given to Satan in the Qur’an Surah iii. 31: “I have called her Mary, and I seek refuge in Thee for her, and for her seed from Satan, the pelted one (Min ash-Shaituni ‘r-Rajimi).
Muhammad taught, that the devil and his angels listen at the gates of heaven for scraps of information regarding the things of futurity, and when detected by the angels of heaven they are pelted with shooting stars. Abraham is said to have driven the devil away by pelting him with stones, which legend is expressed in the throwing stones at the pillars at Mina. [PILGRIMAGE.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam