Ignore the Waswasah ~ Whisperings of Shaytaan


 Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas Radiyallahu-Anhu narrated: A man came to Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam and said: O Apostle of Allah! One of us has thoughts of such a nature that he would rather be reduced to charcoal than speak about them.  Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great. Praise be to Allah Who has reduced the guile (deceit) of the devil to just evil promptings.  ~ Sunan Abu Dawud (Hadith # 5114)


People go through different types of spiritual problems, but many are plagued by the whisperings of Shaytaan.

Various strange, distasteful thoughts come to a persons mind, sometimes even in his Salaah, or whilst reading Quraan or Zikr…

A person feels miserable when these disturbing and terrible thoughts enters his mind. These thoughts are not deliberate, but they are cast by Shaytaan and begin to irritate the person. 

One feels despondent….he feels overwhelmed….he fears that he may lose his Imaan because of these stray whisperings. One is shaken!

The simple solution to the problem is to totally IGNORE such thoughts!

Do not become affected by such whisperings of Shaytaan. Do not entertain such thoughts. Just ignore them! Don’t let them bother you. You have NOT lost your Imaan.

Shaytaan wishes to make us feel miserable and hence casts silly thoughts in our minds. He is our enemy. He desires our failure, but cannot go beyond just casting insinuations …

he is absolutely weak compared to the Power of Allah, The Most Great!

Safeguarding the Eyes from the Poisonous Arrow of Shaytaan


قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا۟ مِنْ أَبْصَٰرِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا۟ فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ

“Tell the believing men and women to lower their gazes and protect their private parts. That is purer for them.” (Surah-An-Noor 24:30)


Allah Ta’ala has declared in a Hadeeth Qudsi, “Verily the lustful glance is a poisonous arrow from the arrows of shaytan. Whoever leaves the casting of lustful glances out of My fear, I will give him in return such Iman, the sweetness of which he will taste and feel in his heart.” (Kanz-ul-’Ummaal Vol. 5 pg. 328)




Ibaad ur Rahmaan ~ The True Slaves of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala SB



And the slaves of the Rahman are those who walk on the earth humbly and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully, [63] and those who pass the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, [64] and those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam; indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. [65] Indeed, evil it is as an abode and a place to dwell in [66] – and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, and it (i.e. their spending) is moderate in between (the two extremes) [67] – and those who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, and do not kill a person whom Allah has given sanctity, except rightfully, nor do they fornicate; and whoever does it, shall face the recompense of his sin, [68] the punishment will be doubled for him and he will remain there disdained, for ever, [69] except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will change the bad deeds of such people into good ones, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. [70] And whoever repents and does righteous deeds turns to Allah truly [71] – and those who do not witness falsehood, and when they pass by the absurd things, Pass by with dignity [72] and those who, when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall at them as deaf and blind ones [73] – and those who say, “Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, coolness of eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing. [74] ~ Surah Furqaan : Verses 63~74


In these closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. 

In an excellent ‘series’ of discussions and commentary, Moulana Naeem Motala SB, explains in depth and elaborates on the ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …


The First Quality

Humility | Tawaadhu’

DOWNLOAD HERE (1) ~  ‘Who are ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’? / Humility / Pride



The Second Quality

 Hilm ~ Tolerance ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ do not entangle themselves in arguments

The Third Quality

Tahajjud Salaah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend their nights in Sajda and in Ruku

The Fourth Quality

Khauf ~ Fear 

DOWNLOAD HERE (2) ~ Tahajjud Salaah / Virtues and Benefits / Ignorant People and How to respond? / Spending in moderation



The Fifth Quality

Moderation ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend in moderation and are not miserly

DOWNLOAD HERE (3) ~ Spending in moderation



The Sixth Quality

Tauheed ~ Oneness of Allah ~Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

The Seventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not kill anyone unjustly  |  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (4) ~ Do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Do not kill anyone unjustly / Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication)



The Eighth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (5) ~ Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication) / Taubah (Repentance) / Repent and Return to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)



The Ninth Quality  ~ Repentance (Taubah)

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ repent and turn to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

The Tenth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not give false testimony

The Eleventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not engage themselves in any futile activities and they do not turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to Ayats of Qur’aan and Hadith

DOWNLOAD HERE (6) ~ Taubah (Repentance)/ Righteous Deeds / Huqooq-ul-Ibad / Frivolous Pursuits



The Twelfth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ make Du’aa on behalf of their progeny (wives and children)

DOWNLOAD HERE (7) ~ Du’aa on behalf of offspring and oneself / Tarbiyat of Children / Rights of a Child / Effects and Harms of Incorrect Upbringing



Summary of Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’

DOWNLOAD HERE (8) ~  Description of Jannah prepared for the ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ / Steadfastness on the Ibaadat of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Three types of Sabr / Nafs and Shaytaan



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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