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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Shaitan is mankind's worst enemy


All praises be to the majestic creator Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)!: He who created man from dry clay and Jinn from smokeless fire and made them invisible to the naked eye and from among them righteous and others astray.
The fact that Shaitan is mankind's worst enemy is revealed in a number of verses (Surah al-Anaam, 142; Surat al-Kahf; 50, Surah Ya Sin, 60). The reason for this emphasis is because the harm which Shaitan seeks to inflict on man is far more of a concern than any other threat to man in this world. Shaitan wishes men to suffer in Hell for all eternity. That is why he is to be considered mankind's greatest foe. This matter is discussed in the following verses:
Mankind! Eat what is good and lawful on the Earth. And do not follow in the footsteps of Shaitan. He truly is an outright enemy to you. (Surat al-Baqara, 168)
… Shaitan is a clear-cut enemy to man. (Surah Yusuf, 5)
The Shaitan, or the devil in English, is a character that has been present with us since the creation of mankind by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). The true nature, history and actions of this character have amazed many non-Islamic scholars around the world. For Muslims however, the clear indications given by the Holy Quran and the noble Ahl ul Bait have provided a definite picture.

One, however, may ask about the importance of Shaitan and the relevance of understanding his methods. The answer to this question lies partly in understanding the fact that the Shaitan is our number one enemy in this life, and just like any war, we must know our enemies aims, and strategies. The Holy Quran describes numerous battles en-countered by the Shaitan with our holy prophets.

In the Quran, the world Shaitan or evildoer is used to refer to Iblis, one of the most worshippers of Allah of the Jin. Due to this characteristic, Iblis was at the highest ranking of the Jins. Our philosophers have long indicated however that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knew the nature of Iblis before, but wanted to reveal his story of disobedience as a true lesson for all mankind.

This defiance was in show when Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) ordered his angels to bow to Prophet Adam (AS). The only entity to disobey was Iblis, who was then asked by the Almighty for the reason:
"He (Iblis) said: I am better than he: thou hast created me of fire, while him thou dist created of dust." (7:12)
Consequently, the Shaitan, due to this ignorance and pride, was deprived of Allah’s mercy and blessings. From that day, with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) s permission, the Shaitan set out his plan to be mans number one enemy in this world.

This important event, which signaled the start of a conflict between man and the Shaitan, has been described four times in the holy Quran. This shows the true significance of the event and the early indications of the threat and danger of the Shaitan.

This story of disobedience, as described in the Quran, is followed by the story of the first act of revenge by the Shaitan. Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) had ordered Prophet Adam (AS) and his wife Hawa (Eve) to live in paradise and to eat from it plenteous food, but not to approach a specific tree. But the Shaitan, :pouncing at the first opportunity of revenge, made whisperings to Adam and his wife, assuring them that the tree would them power and prosperity:
"O Adam, shall I guide you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which decays not?" (20:120)
When the prophet and his wife ate from the tree, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) banished them from heaven to earth where they asked forgiveness for several years and were granted Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) s mercy. Iblis, on the other hand, having achieved his first evil act, assembled an army of both Jin and humans. These Shaitans implement the desires of Iblis on every single human being through whisperings or miss-guidance.

Imam Jaffer As-Siddiq (ra) said:
"The Shaitans on a believer are greater than the number of flees and insects on a used piece of meat."

Am I possessed?
There are simple ways to know that, but remember don't be paranoid,
if you have some psychiatric diseases or other diseases that modern science can't cure, like seeing things or hearing things or suffering from schizophrenia or epilepsy then you might be possessed; listen to the Quran for an hour or so each day and if you faint or start having nightmares or headaches, then this is a sign that you might be possessed, we recommend that you listen to the following

How to protect/cure?
The first and foremost requirement is to believe firmly that no one, can benefit or harm you except if Allah wills it.
The Quran reminds us repeatedly that a true believer must believe firmly that Allah alone is the One Who can give us benefit or harm in an absolute sense; everything that befalls us from humans or other creatures is only secondary and is achieved only through the power derived from Allah; so the best remedy and cure is to continuously seek protection and refuge in Allah. Satan and all of his tricks and weapons could be defeated and rendered utterly ineffective if Allah wills.
1) Al-Fatiha, read meaning

2) Al-Ikhlas or At-Tawhid, read meaning
3) Al-Falaq, read meaning

4) An-Nas, read meaning

5) Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Quran, 2:255), read meaning

6) Quran in general

Besides the above, repeat the following supplications on a regular basis both in the morning and evening three times or more:

1) Bismillahe alladhi la yadurru maa ismihi shay'un fi al-ardi WA la fi as-samaa’i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim

(In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm; He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing).

2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illaa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbu al-`arshi al-`azhim

(Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; He is the Lord of the mighty Throne).

3) Allaahumma inni a`udhu bika min hamazati ash-shay tin WA a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdurun

(O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I seek refuge in You from their presence around me).

4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru

(I seek refuge in Allah's glory and power from the affliction and pain I experience and suffer from).

It is important to remember that supplication will only benefit when it comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah, and thus cherishes firm conviction in Allah's power and sovereignty.

The desires of Iblis: implemented through his army, is very clear: to use every possible way in distracting humans from the remembrance of Allah and performing His required acts in this life. This can be achieved by several methods, some of which are mentioned in the Quran:
"The Shaitan only desires to cause anger and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer." (5:91)
The general aims and entrances of the Shaitans are through life matters such as alcohol and money.

Firstly we have the Jin Shaitans, who with their whisperings encourage humans to perform Munkar, and to concentrate all efforts on enjoying this life and forgetting about the hereafter. The Human Shaitans, on which our philosophers have placed special emphasis on, are said to play a vital role as well. However importantly, emphasis is placed on the issue that we have control over our own aims and actions, and so we must try to defend ourselves from the temptations and whisperings of the Shaitan. The methods are many, but here are some important actions to take. Firstly, we must mention and remember Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) at all times and seek His protection from the Shaitan, as mentioned in the following ayah:
"And if an interference of the Shaitan should cause you mischief, seek refuge in Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the knowing."(41:36)

Secondly, prayers and recitation of the Holy Quran is a strong weapon against the Shaitan. One of the well known characteristics of the Shaitan is whisperings and distractions during prayer and recitation of the Quran, and so one must take extra pre-caution and ask for the protection of Allah during every prayer and acts of worship.

Thirdly is prevention from areas where the Shaitan would be strong and would be more influential. These situations include entering into arguments and non-beneficial discussions with others. Increasing our Iman and belief in Allah Ta’aala and our knowledge in Islam is also much recommended, as is donations to the needy and the poor?

Our Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that:
"Charitable donations: breaks the Shaitans back, good acts stop his entrance, and Istighfar breaks his head."


If in the event of a believer falling into the trap of the Shaitan, the believer must remember to perform Istighfar and Tasbih, asking for the forgiveness and blessings of the Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).

            As Allah says in the Quran: -

“And so we have appointed for every Prophet (Alayhim us Salaam) Peace be upon them. enemies Shaitan (devils) among mankind and jinn, inspiring one another with adorned speeches as a delusion (or by way of deception) If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it; so leave them alone with their fabrications.”(C 06: V112)

There is no denying of the fact that there exists an unseen world beyond this material world possessing its own properties and no doubt belief in the existence of the unseen is a momentous integral of Muslims beliefs, the pinnacle to which solely believes in the creator and sustainer Allah. However, many dangers maybe faced along their voyage to discover and disclose, which must be combated and confronted with the spiritual strength of pure Tawhid only holding firm to that which has come from the lord of the worlds.
 
Jinn are also a part of Allah’s creation, separate from mankind and angels, sharing with man certain qualities such as: intelligence, discrimination, freedom and the power to choose between good and bad, true and false, right and wrong. They are distinct in certain essentials the most important of which is their origin since the basic substance of jinn’s is not the same as the basic substance of man.

There are empirical proofs of the existence of the Jinn in the Qur’an and Hadith.
As Allah has stated in the Quran: -

“I have only created jinn and man that they may serve me.” (C 51: V 56)

“And the jinn He created from, a smokeless flame of fire.” (C 55: V 15)

 “And indeed: We created man from dried (sounding) clay and altered mud. And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.”(C15: V 26-27)

“Say: it has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn listened” (C 72: V 01)

“Say: If the mankind and the jinn gathered to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.” (C 17: V 88)

“And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves unto Adam (Alayhim us Salaam) Peace be upon them...” So they prostrated themselves except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the Jinn; he disobeyed the command of his Lord. (C 18: V 50)

Muslim relates the hadith from Jabber Radiyallaahu Anhu that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Peace and salutations be upon Him. Said, ‘Shaitan is present in all you do. He is even present when you eat. When you drop a morsel, he takes it. One should clean it off and eat it and not leave it for Shaitan. When you finish you should lick your fingers. No-one knows in which part of his food the blessing lays.’

THE THINGS WHICH SHAYTAN FLEES FROM

One of the ways of avoiding falling into riya' is to know the things which Shaitan flees from:

 When you say! La ilaha illallaah - wahdahu laa shareeka lahu - lahul-mulku WA lahul-hamdu - WA huwa 'ala kulli shay'in Qadeer. [There is none worthy of worship except Allah alone. He has no partners. To Him belongs the Dominion, to Him belongs all praise and He is capable over all things] a hundred times a day.

 Al Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) that Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentioned the above words and then said: "He will receive the reward of setting free ten slaves, a hundred good deeds will be written for him and a hundred bad deeds will be erased from him. It will be a sanctuary from Shaitan for him on that day until he reaches the evening. No one will come with something better except one who increases beyond that".

Recitation: of Ayat ul-Kursi when you go to bed.

Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reported that the Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam put him in charge of guarding the Zakat of Ramadan and someone would come and take handfuls from the Zakat for two nights in succession. On the third night, he (Abu Hurayrah Radiyallaahu Anhu) grabbed him and said: "I will take you to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)". He (the thief) said: "Leave me alone and I will teach you some words by which Allah will benefit you". He then said, "When you depart to go to your bed recite ayat ul-Kursi until you complete it. There will never cease to be from Allah a guardian to protect you and Shaitan will not approach you until you wake up". When he explained this to Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam, he said, "He has told you the truth although he is a great liar". (Al-Bukhari).

When you spit (dry spit) on your left three times and seek refuge in Allah from the evil of what you see in a dream.

Abu Salamah bin 'Abdur-Rahman said: "I heard Abu Qutaadah ibn Rab’iyy Radiyallaahu Anhu say: "I heard Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) say, "The good dream is from Allah and the bad dream is from Shaitan. When one of you sees what he dislikes, let him spit on his left three times when he awakens and let him seek refuge in Allah from its evil and then it will not harm him"". Abu Salamah said, "I used to see in my dream that which would-be more burdensome to me than a mountain and when I heard this hadith I considered it as nothing." In another narration he said, "I used to see in my dream which would make me concerned until I heard Abu Qutaadah say: "I used to have dreams which would make me ill until I heard Allah’s Messenger (saw) say, "The righteous dream is from Allah. If one of you sees what he loves then let him not inform anyone about it except one whom he loves. And if he sees what he dislikes, let him not inform anyone about it. Let him spit on his left three times and let him seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, the accursed from the evil of what he saw and it will not harm him.” This happened to one of the companions of the prophet (sahabas) whose name is Uthman Bin Abi Al-Aas, (may Allah be pleased with him), so he came complaining to the Prophet (peace be upon him), and he said: "The Shaitan comes between me and my Salat and causes me problems with my recitation." So the Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him), said: "That is a Shaitan called Khinzab, so if you feel his presence, seek refuge in Allah and blow a mist to your left three times." He said: "I applied this advice and Allah has rid me off him."1 This hadith includes two ways to get rid off the Shaitan of Salat. The first is asking refuge in Allah from the shaitans evil by pronouncing the words of seeking refuge and this is OK in this case. And the second: blowing with mist to the left three times. This is basically blowing air in a similar manner to spitting, but with a minute mist of saliva, on the condition that this does not disturb or bother the person next to him, nor make the masjid dirty. (Sahih Muslim 2203).

 Upon saying, when leaving the house "Bismillah tawakkaltu 'ala Allah, la hawla wa la quwwata illaa billah" [In the Name of Allah, I place my trust upon Allah; There is neither power nor movement except by Allah].

Anas (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reports that Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "Whoever says (when he leaves his house): "In the Name of Allah, I place my trust upon Allah, There is neither power nor movement except by Allah" it is said to him: "You have been sufficed, you have been protected and you have been guided". Then one of the devils turns to another and says, "How can you get to a man who has been sufficed, protected and guided". (Abu Dawud).

Umm Salamah (Radiyallaahu Anha) said, "Allah’s Messenger (saw) never left my house except that he raised his sight to the sky and said, "Allahumma innee a’udhu bika an Aadil aw Udall, aw azil aw uzal, aw azlima aw uslam, aw ajhal aw yujhal 'aleeyy (O Allah I seek refuge in you from leading others astray and being led astray, from causing others to slip and being made to slip, from oppressing others or being oppressed and from making others ignorant, and being kept ignorant."" (Abu Dawood)

 Remembering Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the Sublime and Exalted: when entering the house and before eating.
Jabber (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said: "I heard the Prophet (saw) say: "When a man enters his house and remembers Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)   the Exalted upon entering and before eating, Shaitan says: "There is no place for you to spend the night and there is no supper for you." When he enters the house and does not remember Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), Shaitan says: "You have found a place to spend the night" and when he does not remember Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)   upon eating his food, Shaitan says: "You have found a place to stay and some supper"". (Muslim).

Saying "A’udhu bilLahil-'adheem wa bi wajhil-kareemi wa bi sultaanihil-qadeemi min ash-Shaytaani-rajeem" [I seek refuge with Allah the Mighty, with His Noble Face and with His Eternal Authority from Shaitan, the Accursed] when entering the mosque.

'Abdullah ibn 'Umar (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "When the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam used to enter the mosque he would say, "I seek refuge with Allah the Mighty, with His Noble Face and with His Eternal Authority from Shaitan, the Accursed". He then said, "When (a man) says this, Shaitan says: "He has been protected from me for the whole day"". (Abu Dawud).

 Upon pronouncing the adhan:
This is due to what has been reported from Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) that Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "When the call to prayer is made, Shaitan flees on his heels and passes wind with noise during his flight so that he does not hear the adhan. When the adhan is completed he comes back. When the Iqamah is pronounced he takes to his heels again until it is completed. Then he returns again and whispers into the heart of the person and says to him: "Remember this and remember that". So the person remembers those things which were not in his mind before the prayer began and as a result, he forgets how much he has prayed". (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Pronouncing the adhan can be done at any time to repel Shaitan. This is due to what has been reported by Muslim from Abu Saheel bin Abu Saleh who said: "My father sent me to Bani Harith and there was a young boy with me. Someone called him by his name from a wall, so he went to have a look at the wall but did not see anything. I mentioned that to my father and he said: "If I had known that you would encounter this I would not have sent you. However, when you hear a voice then make the call for prayer since I heard Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) saying the Prophet (saw) said, "When the call for prayer is made, Shaitan flees".

 When seeking refuge in Allah due to the Exalted's saying: "And when an incitement to evil comes to you from Shaitan, seek refuge in Allah. He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing". (41:36)

. When you say "A’udhu billah minka, al'anuka bi l'anatillaah" [I seek refuge in Allah from you, I curse you with the curse of Allah] three times during the prayer.
Abu Darda' (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reports that "Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam stood for prayer and we heard him saying, "I seek refuge in Allah from you". Then he said, "I curse you with the curse of Allah" three times. At the same time, he was stretching out his hand, trying to grab hold of something. When he finished his prayer we said to him: "O Messenger of Allah! We heard you say something in the prayer which we have never heard from you before and we saw you stretching out your hand". He said, "That was the enemy of Allah, Iblis. He came with a flame of fire and tried to throw it in my face. I said, "I seek refuge in Allah from you" three times and then (I said), "I curse you with the curse of Allah" three times and he did not hesitate. Then I desired to capture him. By Allah! If it had not been for the supplication of our brother (the Prophet) Suleiman, he would have been tied up and the children of Madinah would have played about with him"". (Muslim).

In another hadith from 'Uthman bin Abu-Aas (Radiyallaahu Anhu) who said, "I said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shaitan comes in between me and my prayer and my recitation, confusing me." He said, "That is a Shaitan called Khinzab. When you feel his presence, seek refuge in Allah from him and spit on your left three times." I did as he said and Allah took that (distraction) away from me." (Muslim)

 When the servant finds something in his soul that concerns him and says "Huwal-’Awwalu wal-Aakhirat wadh-Dhaahiru wal-batinu wa huwa bi kulli shay'in 'Aleem" {He is the First and the Last, the Outermost and the Innermost, and He has Knowledge of every single thing.]

Abu Zameel (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "I said to Ibn 'Abbas (Radiyallaahu Anhu), "What is this thing which I find in my soul?": – (meaning doubt). He said, "When you find something like that in your soul, then say, "He (Allah) is the First and the Last, the Outermost and the Innermost and He has knowledge of every single thing."" (Abu Dawood).
When a calamity befalls you and you say "Qadr Allahu WA masha' Allaahu fa’ ala" {Allah has decreed (this) and He does whatever He wills].

Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reports that Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "The strong believer is more loved by Allah than the weak believer, but in both there is good. Be zealous for what will benefit you. Seek help from Allah the Mighty and Majestic and do not become incapacitated. If something afflicts you, do not say: "If only I had done such and such" but say, "Allah has decreed (this) and He does whatever He wills". Indeed saying "if...” opens up the doorway of Shaitans handiwork." (Muslim)

. When you say: "Bismillah, Allahumma janibna ash-Shaitan wa janibish-Shaytaana maa razaqtna" {in the Name of Allah, O Allah! Make us distant from Shaitan and make Shaitan distant from what you bestow upon us". Ibn 'Abbas (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "If one of you says, when approaching his wife (for intercourse): "In the Name of Allah. O Allah! Make us distant from Shaitan and make Shaitan distant from what you bestow upon us" and offspring is decreed for you, Shaitan will never be able to harm it (i.e. the offspring)". (Al-Bukhari, Muslim).

When you say in a state of anger "A’udhu billaahi min ash-Shaitan ir-Rajeem" (I seek refuge with Allah from Shaitan the Accursed).
Suleiman bin Sad (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "I was sitting with Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam and two men were abusing each other.
The face of one of them had become red (out of anger) and his veins had become inflated. Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "I know a word which, if he was to say, his anger would leave him. If he said: "I seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan the Accursed", his anger would leave him"" (al-Bukhari, Muslim).

 Upon saying "bismillah" [in the Name of Allah]
Abu- Maleeh (ra) reports that a man said, "I was behind the Messenger (saw) and his riding animal stumbled. I said, "May Shaitan perishes", and he said, "Do not say, "May Shaitan perishes". If you say that he will grow in size until he becomes the size of a house and says, "By my strength". Instead say, "In the Name of Allah". When you say that, he reduces in size until he is like a fly.”

When you supplicate,: for blessings for something which wins your admiration.
Allah’s Messenger (saw) said, "When one of you sees something in his self or in his possessions which amazes him (or wins his admiration) he should invoke blessings upon it as the (evil) eye is indeed true and real".

   When you recite:, M’uwadhdhataan [Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas].
Abu Sa'eed (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Messenger (saw) used to seek refuge from the jinn and from the effects of the (evil) of men until the M’uwadhdhataan were revealed. When they were revealed he clung to them and abandoned what was besides them." (Ibn Majah).

   Verse of prostration
Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "When you read a verse of prostration then prostrate, Shaitan departs crying and says: "Woe be to him.
 He was ordered with prostration and he prostrated - so for him is Paradise.
 I was ordered with prostration and I refused - so for me is the Fire." (Muslim, Ahmad and Ibn Majah).

   When you recite Surah al-Baqarah.:
Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) reports that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "Do not turn your houses into graves. Indeed Shaitan flees from a house in which Surah al-Baqarah is recited." (Muslim).

 When reciting the Qur’an.:
The Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) went out one night and passed by Abu Bakr (Radiyallaahu Anhu) who was praying with a lowered voice. Then he passed by 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (Radiyallaahu Anhu) who was praying with a raised voice When they came together with the Prophet (saw), he said, "O Abu Bakr ( Radiyallaahu Anhu)! I passed by you while you were praying with a lowered voice." Abu Bakr (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "I made the one with whom I was conversing with (i.e. Allah) hear it, O Messenger of Allah." He then said to 'Umar (Radiyallaahu Anhu), "I passed by you while you were praying with a raised voice". 'Umar (Radiyallaahu Anhu) said, "O Messenger of Allah! I was inciting those who were asleep and driving away the Shaitan." The Prophet (saw) then said, "O Abu Bakr! Raise your voice somewhat" and he said to 'Umar, "lower your voice somewhat". (Abu Dawood).
 Narrated Ibn 'Umar Radiyallaahu Anhu: The Prophet said, "If the people knew what I know about traveling alone, then nobody would travel alone at night. ("Sahih Al-Bukhari 4.242,)

WHEN YOU DISOBEY SHAITAN
It is reported that 'Abdullah bin Masood forbade his wife to utter such jahili incantations. She told him, "I went out one day and saw such and such person.
One of my eyes then began to water (meaning that it was the effect of his evil eye and envy).
But when I recited an incantation it stopped watering, and when I left off reciting it, the eye started watering again." Ibn Masood said, "That is Satan. When you obey him he leaves you alone, but when you disobey him he stabs your eye with his finger.
 But if you do as the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam did, it will be better for you and will most probably cure your eye. Bathe your eye with water and say, remove the hurt, O Lord of mankind. Heal me; Thou art the Healer. There is no cure except Thy cure which leaves behind no disease.” (Ibn Majah).

Know your inner self, check it out. His Power Is Only Sufficient to Tempt
Satan has no power to compel human beings. All he is able to do is impart insinuations. It is the individual himself who chooses to obey or not. In other words, when one is guilty of doing something wrong, he cannot blame Satan. What is to be condemned is the decision to comply with his insinuations. Satan will make this fact evident to the unbelievers in the Hereafter, who would seek to blame him for their short-comings.
… I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you responded to me. Do not, therefore, blame me but blame yourselves… (Surah Ibrahim, 22)
Self-conceit is the heritage of Satan.
Satan is your enemy so treat him as an enemy. He
Summons his followers that they will be among the people of the Searing Blaze.
(Surah Fatir, 6)

Whoever you may be, there is an enemy, who is a devoted threat to you,
Who: wishes for you eternal torment, having dedicated his whole existence to that end.
That enemy is Satan.
That is, Satan whom Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) cursed and expelled from His presence.
He is your greatest foe. Nor is he a mere myth or legend, but a real being.

He has been in existence throughout human history.
Millions who lived and died have succumbed to his wiles and been thrown into the flames, and continue to do so.
He makes no distinctions among his victims: young or old, male or female, a head of state or beggar...
 He is against all human beings.
He is watching from afar and hatching his plots, even as you are reading this text.
He has but one desire: to lure you, and as many people as possible, to Hell.

For him to succeed in his aim, it is not necessary that he succeed in tempting people to worship him,
Or get them to engage in outrageous acts of perversions.
Neither does he necessarily wish to lead people to deny Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
He himself has not done so.
His only wish is to keep human beings away from the truth of the religion of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
As espoused in the Qur'an; to prevent them from worshipping Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) sincerely;
 And, as a result, to ensure they will ultimately have been doomed to eternal torment.
Even, at times, by employing the guise of piety, he will make reference to the name of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), that he may lead people astray from the truth of the religion.
That ruse alone is sufficient for him to drag people with him into the pit of Hell.
And, no matter what means he employs that is the inevitable end for those who choose to follow him:

It is written of him that if anyone takes him as a confidant, he will mislead him and guide him to the punishment of the Searing Blaze. (Surat al-Hajj, 4)

Do not neglect Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) even for a moment. Neglecting the source of power leads mankind to perdition.
Despair is of the army of Satan and hopefulness is that of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). Be always hopeful.
A believer should try and know about Shaitan and its activities because he has sworn before ALMIGHTY Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)   that he is going to deceive this ummah except a few. May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) protect us from him, Amin?

Allah, the Almighty, has said:
O Son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins as great as the earth, and were you then to face Me ascribing no partners to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

It should not be forgotten that we, being human beings are prone to committing sins.
Sinless are nobody in the universe

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Most High says in Noble Qur'an, "Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him..." (11:3)

Also Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Most High says in Noble Qur'an, "O you who believe! Turn (in repentance) to Allah with sincere repentance; Perhaps your Lord will remove your evil from you... “(66:8)

Tawba, (Tauba, Tobah) (repentance) is the regret and sadness which arise in the heart when remembering a sin. For the validity of the Tawba, (Tauba, Tobah) shunning the sin, firmly resolving to abstain from it in future and controlling the nafs when it urges for the sin, are necessary.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
And Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knows best.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........

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1 comment:

H said...

subhanALLAH awesome!!

ALLAH increase you in imaan and tawfeeq!!

INSHALLAH HUL AZIZ one day i get to meet you! Amin