Exposing Shaytan (Satan)

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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. Continue reading

Waswasah: The Whispering Of The Shaitan

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 99 | Size: 4 MB

The Interpretation of the book: ‘Dham Al-Muwaswiseen wat-Tahdheer Minal Waswasah’ By Imam and Scholar Muwafaq Deen bin Qudaam al-Hanbali (ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali ) Written by Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Juziyyah, Translated by: Abdallah Elaceri Publisher: Al-Firdous Ltd, London (2003).

Discussion of many related topics, such as:

Niyyyah in taharah and salaah, Excessive use of water in wudu and bathing, Disregarding any waswasah about breaking wudu, Things that people are harsh in implementing, Carrying children during salah, Use of water left in open containers.

This book is an abridged translation of the original work in Arabic titled “Dham al-Muwaswiseen wat-Tahdheere minal Waswasah” by Imam Muwafaq Deen bin Qudaama al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali. Muwaffaq al-Din ‘Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali was a noted Islamic scholar of the Hanbali madhhab, author of ”Al-Mughni’, (the main Hanbali ‘fiqh” manual) as well as ‘Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin’ (a summary of Ghazali’s ‘Ihya ulum ad-din’) and ”Tahrim an-Nazar’ (‘Censure of Speculative Theology’, an attack on Ibn_Aqil’s rationalist views.) He was born in Jerusalem, and died in Damascus In the Year 620 Hijri

Sham Al-din Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Qayyim (Qayyem) al-Jawziyya. He was born in Damascus, Syria in 691 A.H/.1292 C.E, and he studied under his father who was the local attendant (qayyim) of al-Jawziyya school. Later on, he pursued his quest for knowledge at the hands of renowned masters and scholars of his epoch, as well as he studied the works and teachings of sufi masters known in his time. His schooling centered around Islamic jurisprudence, theology, and the science of prophetic traditions. In the year 712/ 1312 at the age of 21 he joined the study circle of Imam Ibn Taimiyyah who kept him in his company as his closest student and disciple, who later on became his successor. Continue reading