Author: Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah
Reference: Qa’idah Jaleeyyah : P. 44
Topic: Knowledge and its Virtues
I was once in worship when I saw a magnificent throne with a light in it. The light said: O ‘Abdul Qaadir, I am your lord and I have made permissible for you what I have prohibited for others.
I said: “Are you Allaah – other than whom there is no other deity?! Away with you O enemy of Allaah!”
So the throne crumbled and the light became darkness and said: “O ‘Abdul Qaadir, you have escaped from me because of your understanding of the religion and your knowledge of your status. Indeed I have corrupted seventy men in this way.”
He [‘Abdul Qaadir] was later asked: ‘How did you know it was a Shaytaan?”