Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Hadee Al-Madkhalee’s (may Allah preserve him) Story about Devils he’s seen.
Question number 29:
…He (the Shaytaan) surely sees you, he as well as his host, from whence you cannot see them …[Al-‘raf 27] Is this inability to see the Shaytan unrestricted , or is it possible for some people to see devils now and then?
Answer: Yes it is possible to see Shaytan. It has happened in the past as mentioned in the hadeeth about Hurayrah’s (may Allah be pleased with him) story. And the hadeeth about the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), He saw the Shaytan while praying. Furthermore I myself have seen devils.
Once I saw a horse like I’ve never seen before in my entire life. One night my brother and I were traveling and we saw a very strange horse. This horse was in a place where there was no pasture and no people. My brother and I both knew that this horse was a devil. We didn’t want to scare each other, so when we got some distance from the horse, either he or I asked,” Do you know what that horse was?” I think he said,” It was a Gul-a Shaytan.”
And on another occasion while riding in a car I saw a naked man. He wasn’t bald and he didn’t have hair. His outward appearance was very weird looking. Between his arms were two boys. These two boys had big heads and were bald. They were also skinny and with very small legs. Their features were very unusual. Another person and I saw this naked man. We both knew that those people were devils. After driving some distance I asked the man,” What was that?” He said,” They were devils.” I said,” That’s right!”
Many people have seen devils, but in most cases devils aren’t visible. However nowadays there are some people who learn from Muhammad Abdu, a student from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, these people deny the existence of magic, and deny the possibility to see the Jinn. The origins of this believe comes from the Mu’tazeelah who use reason. They judge matters in the religion and life by using intellect.
There isn’t anything that prohibits devils from being seen sometimes. I can definitely say to you that I’ve seen devils.
Taken from: http://www.rabee.net/show_fatwa.aspx?id=44
Translated by Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle