Scary: The Story of Barsisa

August 29, 2007

There were three brothers from Bani Israel who were called upon to go on Jihad. These three brothers had a sister who did not have any one else to be taken care other that by them. They did not know under whose care could they leave the young woman. Then they thought that the most reasonable place to leave her was with the Abid (worshipper) because he was the most trusted man in town. Barsisa, the Abid was a man who used to be in a monastery devoted to worship of ALLAH.

So they went to him and said, ” We are being enlisted to go on Jihad and we want to leave our sister with you. We trust no one in town but you.”

Barsisa replied “Audhu billah, get away from me.” This was an Abid who was not married and he did not want to deal with these problems.

The brothers said, “We have no where else to leave our sister but with you. We don’t trust anyone else.”

So Shaytan came to Barsisa and said, “If u don’t accept, she might be left with somebody who might not be trustworthy.You have to step-up and take this responsibility.”

So Barsisa told the brothers, “Leave her in the empty house.” (which was seperate from the monastery where he was staying). The brothers then left her there and went on Jihad.

After that, Barsisa the Abid used to leave food at his doorstep and the young woman had to come out of her house and walk all the way to take the food from his doorstep. Barsisa never used to leave from his monastery. Barsisa had never met her and they were not seeing each other. Days passed by like this.

One day, Shaytan came to Barsisa and said, “Somebody might see her when she is walking out. So rather than have her leave from her house. You need to carry it and leave at her doorstep.” So he started leaving the food at her doorstep. This happened for many days.

Again one day, Shaytan came to Barsisa and said, “You can’t just leave the food at her doorstep. Somebody might see her when she opens the door and she is very beautiful. You would have to take the food and leave it inside her room.” So Barsisa would go and knock on the door. She would open and he would walk inside and leave the food there. That continued for a while.

Then again one day Shaytan said, “You can’t leave this poor woman alone without giving her any company. Nobody is speaking to her. So she may be feeling very lonely and that might lead to haram. So why don’t you go and talk to her from behind the door.” Barsisa liked the idea and so for a while he would sit outside and just talk to her for HOURS. Slowly and slowly the relationship was building up and Shaytan was finding it easier to drag him to the next step.

Shaytan then came and said, “You can’t just sit there talking to her, people might see you. You need to go inside, just sit in another room without looking at her and talk to her.” So for sometime that is what he did. Slowly she started getting closer to him and everytime they got more and more close to the extent that eventually he comitted zina (fornication) with her.

So the Abid, the worshipper who devoted his life to service in the monastery comitted zina. Because of that, she became pregnant and delivered a boy.

Then Shaytan came to Barsisa and said,”Now when the brothers come back and find out that their sister has a child you are going to be in big trouble. The only way for you to put an end to this issue is to kill the baby.” Barsisa followed the advice of Shaytan and killed the child.

But it didn’t end there. Shaytan came to him and said, “Do you think that this woman will keep the secret after you kill her own child? The only way out is to kill her.” So Barsisa killed her and burried both mother and child in a certain location inside the house.

Later the brothers came back and inquired about their sister. Barsisa gave some reason and said, “She had passed away and this is where she is burried.” Saying that he pointed to a false grave.

Then Shaytan went to the brothers and made them see a dream. In that dream they were told that Barsisa killed their sister and the proof was that she was burried in a different location (i.e. under the rock inside the house).

When the brothers woke up they started talking to each other and found out that they all had seen the same dream. They thought that there must be some truth in it. So they went and uncovered the grave which Barsisa had pointed to and found it empty. Then they went inside the house and found the rock as mentioned in the dream. On digging underneath the rock they found their sister’s dead body along with that of the child.

So they went to Barsisa and forced him to disclose the secret of what happened. He went ahead and told them the whole story. The three brothers took Barsisa to the king’s court and he was given punishment of execution.

While Barsisa was being dragged to his execution spot, Shaytan came to him and said, “Listen Barsisa I am Shaytan and it was me who was in communication with you since this whole thing started and not your inner thoughts. Now I can get u out of this trouble if you want. I am the one who put you in this trouble in the first place and I can get u out of it.”

Barsisa asked, “What should I do?”

Shaytan said, “Do sujood to me and I will save you.”

Barsisa did sujood to Shaytan (i.e. committed shirk) and as soon as he did so, Shaytan ran away and Barsisa was executed.

(Taken from Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki’s lecture set “Hereafter”)  Yo guys, we need to be more careful with our gender interactions, insha’Allah.


16 Responses to “Scary: The Story of Barsisa”

  1. s Says:

    great reminder.. re-posting this on my blog

  2. Jazakkallah for posting this up brother.

  3. tawheedfirst Says:

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

    You can read the original account from the relation of Ibn Mas’ood radiAllahu ‘anhu here:

    It was transcribed from the book “The Stories of the Quraan” by Ibn Katheer. SubhaanAllah, so many lessons therein, so many admonitions with which we hope to pay heed.

    Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

  4. Yaser Says:

    Salaamz yo
    this story is awesome…
    shows Shaytan tactics
    i have video of this story from a lecture @

    i am going to use this as a refereence
    check it out yo

  5. Hope you don’t mind me posting this in my blog. Jazakkallah for transcribing it and may Allah reward you for your work.

  6. Lukman Says:

    I really liked this story. I have shared it on my website for my readers inshallah..

  7. katee Says:

    I would like to share this with my sufi group…thanks

  8. mariam Says:

    Salam Alaikum

    I would like to copy this story to send for my friends if you don’t mind?

    Shukran Gazillan

  9. When we talk about the issue of mixing, we should keep two things in mind. First, the Islamic system is from Allah the Creator, and this fact alone should compel us to submit to the Islamic system in their totality, including that part of the system that regulates and organizes man-woman relationships in the society. We do not want to hear from any Muslim ideas such as the separation that Islam imposes being ”backwards” or ”uncivilized.”

  10. asmaa Says:


    OMG you have made a great effort and i hope u have any website that has grat scary stories!!

  11. ShyHijabi Says:

    Shukran and May Allah bless the poster of this you’ve helped me out alot(:

  12. Jaafar Umar Says:

    Oh Allah always guide us onto the straight way.

  13. mse Says:

    this story trembles my heart

  14. Jubril lameed olagoke. Says:

    May Allah in His infinite mercy be our guide from time to time.ameen.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    it is how shaitaan use his step by step policy to deceive us in every matter.

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