*Mankind and Satan Part 6*
Preventative Measures Against Shaytan
Exposing the Tricks, Deceit and Means used by Shaytan
The Devil Decepticon
The Jinn and Human Sickness
Satan and His Ways of Approaching the Believers
The World of the Jinn and Devils
Traps of Satan
Evidences For Jinn Possession, A Reply To The Detractors
Mankind and Satan
Devils Your Enemy
How to Protect Yourself From Shaytaan
Criterion between the allies of the Merciful and the Allies of the devil
The whisper of Shaytaan and its cure
Supporting the Distressed Against The Trick of Satan
Traps of Satan
Satan and His Ways of Approaching the Believers
No Punishment Because of Coercion
Among the signs of the Endless Mercy of Allah upon His servants is the fact-that He remits any deed man may commit under coercion, for the justice of-judgment. Conseguently, on the Day of-Judgment man will not be called to-account for whatever he is forced to do against his will, in conformity with the-Saying of Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, (which means):
“Whoever disbelieves in Allah after-his belief.. except for one who is forced (to-renounce his religion) while his heart is secure in faith.” An-Nahl, 16: 1061
Hence, the one who is forced to-declare disbelief, while his heart is a believer,will not be called to account for this. Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, has-made the domain of accountability-which is what the heart believes-impossible to yield to any coercion. For you-can force a man to do what you-want against his will, but you can never force his heart to show you love, while-it hates you, neither can you compel a heart to believe in what it rejects tobelieve in.
Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He,informs us that the devil has no sway-whatsoever over man, for sway can either be a coercive one, meaning to force-man into doing-something against himself-by force, or it can be the sway of-persuasion, where he can prevail on man to do something, so he does it-voluntarily. But the devil holds neither the sway of coercion nor the sway of-persuasion, he-rather-as we have previously-said-sneaks to man from the-points of his weakness, thus adorning to him what the self yearns to, till he-falls into sin. The glorious Ayah says:
And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, “Indeed, Allāh had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. Indeed, I deny your association of me [with Allāh] before.[By your obedience to me instead of Him during life on earth] Indeed, for the wrongdoers is a painful punishment.”
Satan says that he does own the-power to eliminate the reasons behind their-screaming out of-torture, to which he himself together with them is going.Then he disowns those who disbelieved because of his seduction, he tries to-shirk his responsibility, saying as the Noble Our’an relates, what means:
Indeed, I deny your association of me [with Allāh] before.
(ibrahim, 14: 22)
Hence, the first among Satam’s-soldiers is ego, which makes man think he can-achieve what he desires independently, and-makes him worship himself, his-mind, or means, or he thinks that he is more capable of legislating than Allah,all praise and glory is to Him, thereof he abandons the Doctrine of Allah, thus-making his own laws, which they call positive law and so forth.
We should know that Satan has material soldiers, who are Shaydatin (devils)from among mankind and jinn. They are those-who have followed Satan, and-adopted his doctrine, fighting for the sake of falsehood, combating truth, and-deriding the believers. Concerning those-people, Allah, all praise and glory is-to Him, says (what means):
Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allāh. Those are the party of Satan. Unquestionably, the party of Satan – they will be the losers
(Al-Mujidilah, 58: 19)
The party of Satan are those who-try to spread atheism, resisting any call of-truth, standing against Divine Messages,shunning people away from them, to-the-extent of waging war, and this in conformity with the Saying of Allah,Blessed and Exalted is He, (which means):
Those who believe fight in the cause of Allāh, and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of ṭāghūt.[False objects of worship or those transgressors who usurp the divine right of government] So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak.
As we have said there are devils from among mankind and jinn, as for those-among mankind, they are the ones whom Satan has become their companion,that is to say closely associated with man. When Satan is close to a man and is-adhering to him, itis a sign that this man has reached the utmost degree of-sinning, and as long as the devil becomes an intimate companion to a person,he will never push him to goodness, but-rather he will always push himtowards evil, for he is an evil companion.
Such is the case with all evil-companions, they aid one another and prop up-each other’s heart to commit iniguity. One sees-them unite in sinning, gathereach night in a house where they drink liquors, commit adultery and all what-incurs the Anger of Allah. Sinning binds them together with a firm bond in-worldiy life, but in the Hereafter things alter, and they turn enemies to one-another.
Allah, all praise and glory is to-Him, has explained to us in the Noble Qur’an-what the devil do to his companion, in the glorious-Ayah saying (what means):
Whom Allāh has cursed. For he had said, “I will surely take from among Your servants a specific portion
And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allāh.” And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allāh has certainly sustained a clear loss.He [i.e., Satan] promises them and arouses desire in them. But Satan does not promise them except delusion.
That is what the devil do to his-companions: first he misleads them, meaning-to remove them away from the true doctrine, and corrupt this doctrine for-them.
As for the saying of Satan: “I will-arouse in them false desires”, the devil-makes sins look attractive in the eyes of man, thus he craves to commit them.He deludes him into thinking that they are not sins, but rather a blessing.
Regarding the matter of cattle, and changing the creation of Allah, all praise-and glory is to Him: the perfection of creation is what Allah has created: every-creature of Allah has a mission in life, and-each is created to find easy the-performance of its mission, thus changing creation corrupts this mission.
Those who used to slit the ears of-battle based on the belief that they were-dedicated to the idols and at their service, had thus removed the creation of-Allah from its mission, for cattle are created to be mar’s property: on their-backs he can carry his burdens, eat from their meat, make use of their leather-and wool, but they are of no avail to the idols. Itis as if the devil craves to-diverge the creation of Allah from the course they were created for, and in-order to do so, he employs his companions.
If we look into our contemporary time, we find some experiments that bring-the leg of a dog and transplant it in the body of a frog, and such sorts of-experiments, which is of no avail to humanity:what can humanity benefit-from a frog with a dog’s leg, the frog was created for a certain mission in-worldiy life, and being created the way they are is for the perfection of-fulfilling its mission. But man came to spoil-such mission, without realizing-anything, the same applies to all the experiments that are done to produce a-maimed human being, these experiments do nothing but corrupt the creation-of Allah, to no avail. The same applies to all forms of abuse that occur to-dominate the human mind, which rather spoils its mission in the universe.
In order to reveal to us the triviality-of what Satan can do, Allah, Blessed and-Exalted is He, informs us that the devil uses the weapon of fear to enslave-man, saying (what means):
That is only Satan who frightens [you] of his supporters. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [indeed] believers
Al-‘Imran, 3: 175
But how does the devil dominate man through fear? If man gives charity, the-devil will frighten him of poverty: if he wants to give a truthful testimony, he-will intimidate him by the despotism of his unjust employers: if he wants to go-to perform prayers, he will frighten him with the idea that he will lose such-and such worldly interests: if he fights for the Cause of Allah, the devil will-frighten him with the power of the disbelievers, casting into his heart the fear-of getting killed at the beginning of-the battle: if he wants to perform-benevolent deeds, the devil will cast into him fears of wasting his time and-interests: even if he wants to forbid people-from doing evil, the devil will cast-into him the fear that he would be harmed.
Thus, any benevolent act that-occurs to the self, Satan frightens man away-from doing it, by scaring him with the idea that it will get him into trouble:whether this trouble be in his wealth, his-self, his children, job, trade, or any-other worldiy concern. Through this weapon, namely that of fear, Satan casts-terror into the human self as regards good deeds.
Before ending this book, we should-have a pause to study Satan in regard to-the Prophets and Messengers. There is a-general and particular rule with-regard to a number of the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, the general rule-is expressed in the Saying of Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, (which-means):
And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allāh abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allāh makes precise His verses.[Clarifying those issues which were misunderstood to remove any doubt.] And Allāh is Knowing and Wise.
[That is] so He may make what Satan throws in [i.e., asserts] a trial for those within whose hearts is disease[The “disease” mentioned here includes doubt, hypocrisy, arrogance and disbelief] and those hard of heart. And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension.
What is the wish of every-Messenger? His wish is that the Law of Allah spread-and people believe in his Message and he succeeds in reforming the movement-of their lives: to attract them towards belief and turn them away from-disbelief. That is certainly the wish of the-Messenger. But would Satan leave-people listen to the Messengers and believe in their Messages? No, he stands-in their way and hinders them from the-Law of Allah. He starts with those who-lead a luxurious life, whom the doctrine might harm their worldly authority-and he thus makes them his advocators. They-resist the heavenly Messages-and implant obstacles. They torture whoever believes to make him disbelief-and inflict grievous suffering on the believers.
But would falsehood triumph? No,Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, abolishes-and annihilate-whatever falsehood Satan may throw in and He grant victory to-His Messenger. Thus, the call of truth prevail and the number of believers-grows. The Messenger hopes to succeed in-his duty but Satan incites the-sinners and disbelievers against him and the battle ends with the triumph of-the Messenger over the devil.
Satan was stated in connection-with the Messengers in more than one Ayah.In the statement of Ayyub (Job, peace be upon him) which means:
And remember Our servant Job, when he called to his Lord, “Indeed, Satan has touched me with hardship and torment
Sad, 38: 41
And the statement of Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) which means:
“After Satan had induced (strangement) between me and my brothers.”
(Yusuf, 12: 100
And the Saying of The Truth, be-ever gloried is His Majesty and Might, which-means:
“But Satan made him forget the mention (to) his master, and Joseph remained-in prison several years.” Yusuf, 12: 42
And also the statement of Musa (Moses, peace be upon him) which means:
“(Moses) said, “This is from the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest,misleading enemy:.” AI-Qasas, 28: 15
These Ayat are by way of example-and are not exclusive. The fact that the-Prophets are infallible does not mean that they-are kept from striving against-themselves, but there must remain for them what they strive against. A-messenger is a human soul that has tendencies and wants which he must- overcome by striving against himself. If there were not for the Prophets any-circumstances or concerns which they must strive against they would have-been angels.
Allah, all praise and glory is to-Him, made them humans serving as the-example that the believers should follow in-struggling against Satan, and in-striving against the self and-defeating it. Therefore, some of them were called“Messengers of strong will” Strong will here-means firmness in obeying Allah-and fighting against the devil.
Allah Championed His Messengers
As for Musa (peace be upon him),he was not yet commissioned for-Prophethood when he struck the man with his fist and killed him but within-him was faith and fear of God, thus he immediately realized that what he-committed-was from Satan’s doing, thus he turned inrepentance to Allah, all-praise and glory is to Him, begging His Forgiveness.
As for Yusuf (peace be upon him), the Saying of the Truth, Blessed and-Exalted is He, (which means): “But Satan made him forget the mention (to) his master” can have two possible meanings: the first is that the one who got-out of prison, was the one whom the devil made him forget mentioning Yusuf-to Al-Aziz(Minister of finance in Egypt), and ask him to set him out of prison, thus he (Yusuf) stayed in-the prison for a few more years, or it was Yusuf who forgot. But the stronger-meaning is the first.
What substantiates the first-meaning is that Yusuf asked from that person to-mention him to his lord – the king, whom he would go to serve — and to tell-him that there was an aggrieved man in prison. This serves to clarify that the-glorious Ayah does not mean that Satan made Yusuf forget remembering-Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He.
When Ayyub (peace be upon him) invoked Allah saying: “Indeed, Satan has-touched me with-hardship and torment”, he-was complaining to His Lord that-Satan was whispering to him, telling him: “How come while you are a prophet-to get inflicted with-such tribulations? How come-you fall ill and all this befalls-you, from losing your children, and the disobedience of your wife, and such-sorts of afflictions, should not Allah, all-praise and glory is to Him, honor-you!” But Ayyub (peace be upon him), who got spiritually hurt by the-whisperings of Satan, did-not pay heed to Satan, but he rather turned to Allah,all praise and glory is to Him, in supplication,begging Him to relieve him of-what he was suffering from, thereupon Allah,Blessed and Exalted is He,answered his supplications.
Furthermore, we should also point-out to the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in-which he said: “Satan circulates-in the human being as blood circulates in the body.” Some orientalists try to-cast doubts-concerning this hadith, we say to those skeptics, who try to find a-gap through which they can spit out their venoms and never will they succeed:many components run through blood,among which are iron, phosphate,calcium, and other components revealed by modern analysis, even microbes-and germs-which are material bodies- they penetrate the skin and infuse in-the blood, where they remain during their incubation period till they-reproduce, and battles occur-between them and the white blood cells. As for-the devil, he is-not created from clay, but he is-rather created from a material-far more transparent, that is extremely fine and delicate, how come then that-we find it hard to believe that he penetrates the skin, and circulates with the-blood, as many other solid substances,which we cannot feel them.
We ask Allah to protect us from-sinning, and not to make a way for Satan over-our hearts.
PORTRAYAL OF SATAN THROUGH
AI-Baqarah, 2: 168-169
O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy
He only orders you to evil and immorality and to say about Allāh what you do not know
AI-Baqarah, 2: 208
O you who have believed, enter into Islām completely [and perfectly][By obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion]and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy
AI-Baqarah, 2: 268
Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allāh promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allāh is all-Encompassing and Knowing
That is only Satan who frightens [you] of his supporters. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [indeed] believers.
And [also] those who spend of their wealth to be seen by the people and believe not in Allāh nor in the Last Day. And he to whom Satan is a companion – then evil is he as a companion
And what [harm would come] upon them if they believed in Allāh and the Last Day and spent out of what Allāh provided for them? And Allāh is ever, about them, Knowing.
An-Nisa’, 4: 76
Those who believe fight in the cause of Allāh, and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of ṭāghūt.[satan,etc.] So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak
“They call upon instead of Him none but female (deities), and they (actually)call upon none but a rebellious Satan. Whom Allah has cursed. For he had-said, I will-surely take from among Your servants a specific portion. And I will-mislead them, and I will arouse in them (sinful) desires, and I will command-them so they-will slit the ears of cattle(one of the superstitions of the pagans) and-I will command them so they will-change the creation of Allah. And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of-Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. Satan promises them and arouses-desire in them. But Satan does not-promise them except delusion.”
AI-Ma’idah, 5: 90-91
“O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants(all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, (sacrificing on)
stone alters (to other than Allah), and divining arrows are but defilement from-the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling-and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you-not desist?”
Al-An’am, 6: 43
“But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that-which they were doing.”
Al-An’Am, 6: 71
Say, “Shall we invoke[i.e., worship.] instead of Allāh that which neither benefits us nor harms us and be turned back on our heels after Allāh has guided us? [We would then be] like one whom the devils enticed [to wander] upon the earth confused, [while] he has companions inviting him to guidance, [calling], ‘Come to us.'”[The example given is of one who has lost his way and is further confused by the evil ones who tempt him to follow various directions, all leading to destruction. Although his sincere friends call him back to the right path, he ignores them.] Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allāh is the [only] guidance; and we have been commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds.
Al-An’Am, 6: 112
And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy – devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so leave them and that which they invent.
Al-An’am, 6: 121
And do not eat of that upon which the name of Allāh has not been mentioned, for indeed, it is grave disobedience. And indeed do the devils inspire their allies [among men] to dispute with you. And if you were to obey them, indeed, you would be associators [of others with Him].[i.e., by your obedience to them – obedience being the basis of worship]
Al-An’am, 6: 142
and do not follow the footsteps of Satan.[As the disbelievers have done in making their own rulings about what is permissible and what is prohibited] Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
Al-Araf, 7 11-30
(11) And We have certainly created you, [O mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam”; so they prostrated, except for Iblees.[Satan][The proper name of Satan, who was not an angel but from the jinn, as stated in 18:50 Done in obedience to Allāh, this prostration was one of respect, not worship] He was not of those who prostrated.
12) [Allāh] said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?” [Satan] said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay [i.e., earth].”
(13) [Allāh] said, “Descend from it [i.e., Paradise], for it is not for you to be arrogant therein. So get out; indeed, you are of the debased.”
(14) [Satan] said, “Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected.”
(15) [Allāh] said, “Indeed, you are of those reprieved.”
(16) [Satan] said, “Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them [i.e., mankind] on Your straight path.
(17) Then I 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].”
(18) [Allāh] said, “Depart from it [i.e., Paradise], reproached and expelled. Whoever follows you among them – I will surely fill Hell with you, all together.”
(19) And “O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat from wherever you will but do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.”
(20) But Satan whispered to them to make apparent to them that which was concealed from them of their private parts. He said, “Your Lord did not forbid you this tree except that you become angels or become of the immortal.”
(21) And he swore [by Allāh] to them, “Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors.”
(22) So he made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the tree, their private parts became apparent to them, and they began to fasten together over themselves from the leaves of Paradise. And their Lord called to them, “Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you that Satan is to you a clear enemy?”
(23) They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.”
(24) [Allāh] said, “Descend, being to one another enemies. And for you on the earth is a place of settlement and enjoyment [i.e., provision] for a time.”
(25) He said, “Therein you will live, and therein you will die, and from it you will be brought forth.”
(26) O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness – that is best. That is from the signs of Allāh that perhaps they will remember.
(27) O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing[The garments of Paradise] to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe.
(28) And when they commit an immorality, they say, “We found our fathers doing it, and Allāh has ordered us to do it.” Say, “Indeed, Allāh does not order immorality. Do you say about Allāh that which you do not know?”
(29) Say, [O Muḥammad], “My Lord has ordered justice and that you direct yourselves [to the Qiblah] at every place [or time] of prostration, and invoke Him, sincere to Him in religion.” Just as He originated you, you will return [to life] –
(30) A group [of you] He guided, and a group deserved [to be in] error. Indeed, they [i.e., the latter] had taken the devils as allies instead of Allāh while they thought that they were guided.
Al-Araf 7: 175-176
And recite to them, [O Muḥammad], the news of him[A man from the Children of Israel at the time of Moses] to whom We gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the deviators.[Those who deliberately persist in error to the point of destruction.]
And if We had willed, We could have elevated him thereby,[i.e., through the revelations, signs or evidences of which he had been given knowledge] but he adhered [instead] to the earth[i.e., its worldly pleasures] and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs.[Whether or not they have been exposed to Allāh’s signs or warnings, it is all the same: they will not believe] So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.
AI-AnfaI, 8: 48-58
And [remember] when Satan made their deeds pleasing to them and said, “No one can overcome you today from among the people, and indeed, I am your protector.” But when the two armies sighted each other, he turned on his heels and said, “Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I see what you do not see; indeed, I fear Allāh. And Allāh is severe in penalty.”
Ibrahim, 14: 22
(22) And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, “Indeed, Allāh had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. Indeed, I deny your association of me [with Allāh] before.[By your obedience to me instead of Him during life on earth] Indeed, for the wrongdoers is a painful punishment.”
[An-Nahi, 16: 63
By Allāh, We did certainly send [messengers] to nations before you, but Satan made their deeds attractive to them. And he is their [i.e., the disbelievers] ally today [as well], and they will have a painful punishment
An-Nahl, 16: 98-100
So when you recite the Qur’ān, [first] seek refuge in Allāh from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].
Indeed, there is for him no authority over those who have believed and rely upon their Lord
His authority is only over those who take him as an ally and those who through him associate others with Allāh.
Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful
Al-Isra (17): 61-65
And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He said, “Should I prostrate to one You created from clay?
[Iblees] said, “Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If You delay me [i.e., my death] until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy[By tempting them and leading them astray.] his descendants, except for a few.”
[Allāh] said, “Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of [all of] you – an ample recompense
And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice[songs, music, play and any other call for disobeying Allah]and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children[bytempting them to earn money by illegal ways usury, etc., or by committing illegal sexual-intercourse, etc] and promise them.” But Satan does not promise them except delusion.
Indeed, over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficient is your Lord as Disposer of affairs.[The one entrusted and relied upon; sufficient to manage all matters]
AI-Kahf, 18: 50
And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from [i.e., disobeyed] the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange
Maryam, 19: 86
Do you not see that We have sent the devils upon the disbelievers, inciting them [to evil] with [constant] incitement[Means: years, months, days and hours]
Al-Mu’minin, 23: 96-98
Repel, by [means of] what is best, [their] evil. We are most knowing of what they describe
And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils,
And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me
An-Naml, 24: 24-25
I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allāh, and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His] way, so they are not guided,
[And] so they do not prostrate to Allāh, who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare
AI-Furqon, 25: 27-29
And the Day the wrongdoer will bite on his hands [in regret] he will say, “Oh, I wish I had taken with the Messenger a way.[i.e., followed the Prophet (ﷺ) on a path of guidance.]
Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one[The person who misguided him] as a friend.
He led me away from the remembrance[i.e., the Qur’ān or the remembrance of Allāh] after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter.”[Forsaking him once he has led him into evil.]
Ash-Shu’ara’, 26:, 91-104
(91)And Hellfire will be brought forth for the deviators
(92)And it will be said to them, “Where are those you used to worship
(93) Other than Allāh? Can they help you or help themselves?”
(94) So they will be overturned into it [i.e., Hellfire], they and the
(95) And the soldiers of Iblees, all together.
(96) They will say while they dispute therein,
(97) “By Allāh, we were indeed in manifest error
(98) When we equated you with the Lord of the worlds.
(99) And no one misguided us except the criminals.
(100) So now we have no intercessors
(101) And not a devoted friend.
(102) Then if we only had a return [to the world] and could be of the believers…”[The conclusion of this verse is estimated as “…we would do this or that.”]
(103) Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be
(104) And indeed, your Lord – He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful
Ash-Shuara, 26: 221-223
Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?
They descend upon every sinful liar.
They pass on what is heard,[This was before they were prevented, as described in 72:8-9] and most of them are liars.
Before the prophethood of Muḥammad (ﷺ) the jinn used to collect information by eavesdropping on the angels and then pass it on to fortunetellers and soothsayers.
Al-Ankabut, 29: 38
And [We destroyed] ʿAad and Thamūd, and it has become clear to you from their [ruined] dwellings. And Satan had made pleasing to them their deeds and averted them from the path, and they were endowed with perception.
Luqman, 31: 21
And when it is said to them, “Follow what Allāh has revealed,” they say, “Rather, we will follow that upon which we found our fathers.” Even if Satan was inviting them to the punishment of the Blaze?
saba’, 34: 20-21
And Iblees had already confirmed through them[i.e., the people of Saba’ or mankind in general] his assumption,[That mankind could readily be misled by him.] so they followed him, except for a party of believers.
Fatir, 35: 3
Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.
Yasin, 36: 60-64
Did I not enjoin upon you, O children of Adam, that you not worship Satan – [for] indeed, he is to you a clear enemy
And that you worship [only] Me? This is a straight path
And he had already led astray from among you much of creation, so did you not use reason?
This is the Hellfire which you were promised
[Enter to] burn therein today for what you used to deny.”[Or “because you used to disbelieve.”]
Sad, 38: 71-85
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul,[The element of life and soul which Allāh created for that body, not His own spirit or part of Himself (as some mistakenly believe)] then fall down to him in prostration.”
So the angels prostrated – all of them entirely
Except Iblees;[The proper name of Satan, who was not an angel but from the jinn, as stated in 18:50 Done in obedience to Allāh, this prostration was one of respect, not worship] he was arrogant and became among the disbelievers.
[Allāh] said, “O Iblees, what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with My hands?[Allāh states in the Qur’ān that He has certain attributes such as hearing, sight, hands, face, mercy, anger, coming, encompassing, being above the Throne, etc. Yet, He has disassociated Himself from the limitations of human attributes or human imagination. Correct Islāmic belief requires faith in the existence of these attributes as Allāh has described them without applying to them any allegorical meanings or attempting to explain how a certain quality could be (while this is known only to Allāh) and without comparing them to creation or denying that He (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) would have such a quality. His attributes are befitting to Him alone, and “There is nothing like unto Him.” (42:11)] Were you arrogant [then], or were you [already] among the haughty?”
He said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay
Allāh] said, “Then get out of it [i.e., Paradise], for indeed, you are expelled.
And indeed, upon you is My curse until the Day of Recompense.”
He said, “My Lord, then reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected.”
[Allāh] said, “So indeed, you are of those reprieved
Until the Day of the time well-known.”
[Iblees] said, “By Your might, I will surely mislead them all
Except, among them, Your chosen servants.”
That] I will surely fill Hell with you and those of them that follow you all together
Az-Zukhruf, 43: 36-37
And whoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful – We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion.
And indeed, they [i.e., the devils] avert them from the way [of guidance] while they think that they are [rightly] guided
Az-Zukhruf, 43: 62
And never let Satan avert you. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy
Muhammad, 47: 24-25
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’ān, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?
Indeed, those who reverted back [to disbelief] after guidance had become clear to them – Satan enticed them and prolonged hope for them
AI-MujAdilah, 58: 19
Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allāh. Those are the party of Satan. Unquestionably, the party of Satan – they will be the losers
AI-MujAdilah, 58: 9-10
O you who have believed, when you converse privately, do not converse about sin and aggression and disobedience to the Messenger but converse about righteousness and piety. And fear Allāh, to whom you will be gathered
Private conversation is only from Satan that he may grieve those who have believed,[The reference may be to the sinful type of conversation, as mentioned in the previous verses, or to the practice of two persons speaking in confidence in the presence of a third, which might lead him to assume that he is the subject of their conversation. Such behavior was prohibited by the Prophet (ﷺ) in narrations of al-Bukhārī and Muslim.] but he will not harm them at all except by permission of Allāh. And upon Allāh let the believers rely.
Al-Hashr, 59: 16-17
The hypocrites are] like the example of Satan when he says to man, “Disbelieve.” But when he disbelieves, he says, “Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I fear Allāh, Lord of the worlds
So the outcome for both of them is that they will be in the Fire, abiding eternally therein. And that is the recompense of the wrongdoers.
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak
From the evil of that which He created
And from the evil of darkness when it settles
And from the evil of the blowers in knots[i.e., those who practice magic.]
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”
An-Nas, 114: 1-6
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind
The Sovereign of mankind
The God of mankind
From the evil of the retreating whisperer[i.e., a devil who makes evil suggestions to man but disappears when one remembers Allāh.] –
Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –
From among the jinn and mankind”.[Evil prompters may be from men as well as from jinn]
Originally posted on Wed _16 _February _2022AH 16-2-2022AD @ 5:12 pm