Shawana A. Aziz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 81 | Size: 6 MB
Exposing Shaytan (Satan): Tricks, Deceit and Means used by Shaytan in misguiding the children of Adam and Ways of protecting ourselves and our Homes from the accursed.
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful
إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ لَكُمۡ عَدُوٌّ۬ فَٱتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّاۚ إِنَّمَا يَدۡعُواْ حِزۡبَهُ ۥ لِيَكُونُواْ مِنۡ أَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ
“Surely, Shaitân (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy. He only invites his Hizb (followers) that they may become the dwellers of the blazing Fire. ” [Soorah al-Fatir (35): 6]
It is due to the seriousness of Shaytan’s fitnah (temptation, tribulation, trial) that Allah has distinctly exposed his goals and plots in the Qur’aan. The Prophet repeatedly warned against Shaytan’s power to tempt mankind into disobeying Allah. He would relentlessly reveal Shaytan’s trickery and deceit and inform about ways of defense against the accursed.
So, what are the deceptions, tricks and strategies of Shaytan? How does Shaytan enter the human soul and drive it towards sin and transgression? How does he corrupt people’s hearts and souls by making false promises and arousing high hopes? Does Shaytan posses the power to force us into committing sins? To what extent will Shaytan succeed in achieving his goal? Can we defeat Shaytan?
This booklet will Insha’Allah, comprehensively answer these baffling questions and dispel many doubts on the subject like why Allah created Shaytan and why Shaytan was granted his request to remain alive until the Day of Judgement.
This booklet will also elaborate upon Aqeedah points that are learnt from the disgraceful story of Shaytan’s failure and from the grievous stories of those who fell into his traps from the nations past.
The last part of this booklet focuses on the means prescribed in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah to dispel Shaytan and protect ourselves and our homes from him.
A number of original Arabic works were referred to in the compilation of this booklet, most importantly; Shaytan: Khutuwatihi wa-Gayatihi by Wail Umar Ali Basheer, Adawatush- Shaytan lil-Insan, Alam al-Jinn, Tafseer al-Kabeer by Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah al-Rajhi, Aqeedah at-Tawheed by Shaikh Salih al- Fawzan, Tafseer Ibn Katheer and others.
I hope this booklet will serve as a handy weapon in combating Shaytan and all success lies with Allah.
Shawana A. Aziz
About the Book
Shaytan and the story of his disgraceful failure
Who is Shaytan?
Wisdom behind the creation of Shaytan
Kibr and Kufr of Shaytan
Why was Iblees granted his request to stay alive until the Day of Judgment?
Iblees deserved to be led astray
Tricks and Plots of Shaytan
Why is Iblees eager to mislead mankind?
Shaytan has no power to force mankind into committing sins
You can defeat Shaytan
Strategy of Shaytan
Shaytan never tires
Shaytan gradually leads man to the greatest of disobedience of Allah
Shaytan enters a person’s heart through his weaknesses
3 sources of Waswaas
Differentiating between Waswaas
Will one be punished for the Waswaas?
What would Shaytan do with a ruined house?
Shaytan beautifies falsehood and he makes sins appear attractive by calling forbidden things with beautiful names
Shaytan corrupts people’s hearts and souls through singing and music
Shaytan attempts to either make people negligent or to exaggerate in the religion
Shaytan commands mankind to argue and make statements
about Allah without knowledge
Shaytan makes false promises and arouses high hopes
Shaytan causes people to the Commands of Allah
Fate of Shaytan and those who follow him
Means prescribed in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah to dispel Shaytan
1. Adhering to the Straight Path
2. Seeking Refuge with Allah
3. Keeping busy with Dhikr
4. Adhering to the main body of the Muslims (i.e., the Jama’ah)
5. Opposing the Shaytan
6. Knowing the tricks of Shaytna and the means of defeating him
7. Repentance and seeking Allah’s forgiveness