The Deception of Shaytaan ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

“he beguiles man … he deceives man … he misleads man … “

Shaytaan is insidious by nature! Wicked and cruel! This slinking prompter casts insinuations into mans heart and retreats … He is an open enemy that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala repeatedly cautions us about in the Qur’aan! 

In his sinister plots to mislead he promised Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala :

  “Because You have put me [Shaytaan] in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path.  Surah Al-A’raf ~ 7:16

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Then I [Shaytaan] will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You].”  Surah Al-A’raf ~ 7:17

In the battle between Shaytaan and Mankind,

there are 4 directions in which Shaytaan assaults man >

“from before them”

He brings doubts in man’s mind and makes him believe that

Aakhirat and Resurrection is something very far fetched!

“from behind them”

Dunya is behind man … He tries to seduce and lure man

with the beauty and the glamour of this world!

“from the right”

ie : from the side of Hasanaat (good deeds) … He prompts man

into procrastinating or discarding performing good deeds

“from the left” 

ie : the side of sins & vice …He prompts man to continue persisting

in evils and to enjoy the ‘so called’ pleasure derived from sins

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Although he has been given respite till Qiyamah … It is mentioned in a Hadith that Allah says : “Oh Shaytaan! As long as man has life in his body, I will never shut the doors of Taubah for him “

… SubhaanAllah! … If for some reason we slip, we should remind ourselves of the Kindness and Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

Allah says: ‘Fasta’iz billaahi minash shaytaanir rajeem‘  (Seek refuge in Allah! )

When a person is going through these whisperings of Shaytaan then one should read  ~ Aoozu billaahi minash shaytaanir rajeem‘ …

One is urged in the Hadith when one becomes overwhelmed by the whisperings of Shaytaan, to read ~ ‘Aamantu billaahi warusulih’ 

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