Shaytaan is a crafty enemy, he is keen to misguide people and to make them doubt. The more you seek the help of Allah, learn about your enemy and be prepared to face him, the more you will be victorious over him.
Ultimate Goal of Shaytaan
Iblis knows that his destination is the Fire, and he hopes to take everyone else with him to Hell, out of envy, hatred, kufr (disbelief) and stubbornness. To lead man to hell, he either:
- Try to make man disobey Allaah by committing shirk, devilish acts neglecting salaah etc. If he couldn’t succeed, then;
- He tries to make man’s obedience to Allaah fruitless through show off, not concentrating etc.
The Shaytaan declared his evil and his enmity towards the children of Adam, so he started to make sin attractive to them and to tempt them with haraam (unlawful) and evil things, (kufr (disbelief), murder, enmity, hatred, the spread of immorality and zina (adultery/fornication), the wanton display of women’s beauty, drinking alcohol, worshipping idols and other major sins Q5:90-91, 24:21, Q19:83 Q4:119 Q4:120-121, Q7:27 etc.) and to enjoin other to commit evil and immoral actions. Q 34:20. Sometimes he causes fear, procrastination, doubt, not having correct perception of oneself, false perfection, beautify innovation, incites discord and bad suspicion, among others, to distract man from the straight path.
Remember, the Shaytaan inspires man to evil and calls man to evil. There are times when he has control over man’s heart and can find out, by Allaah’s decree, what a person intends to do of good or evil. There are also times when the Angel has control over a person’s heart; he makes him incline towards good and calls him to good. So,
when he or she demand for sex before marriage or outside marriage = Shaytaan has overpowered him/her at that moment
When your sister asks you to accompany her to a disco party (she is your sister but) = Shaytaan has overpowered her at that moment
When your parent asks you to commit shirk (they are your parent but at that moment) = Shaytaan is in control
But when you hear; let us go and learn about our deen; let us go and listen to tafseer in the Mosque; let us go to the Madrasah; let us pay visit to hospital and graveyard; let us go and pray….the Angel is in control!
My brethren! Your mother is not your problem, your father is not your problem, your brother is not your enemy, …. your family member is not your problem; it is either SHAYTAAN has overpowered them or you to make you believe they are the source of your misfortunes… if you have dreamt, terrifying dreams is from Shaytaan! If Fortunetellers have advised you to stay away from them, remember, they (Fortunetellers) are Shaytaan’s Allies! I pity my brethren that asked Shaytaan’ Allies (Fortunetellers) about who to marry?! If they choose Shaytaan in human form for you who is to be blamed?! May Allaah forbid. Some have contracted their enemy (Shaytaan) through the use of charm, magic or hanged particles… to protect them, your enemy protecting you????! How on earth will that possible! It will only seem to be a protection but in reality, it is hell as it is an acceptance to disobey Allaah. Shaytaan is a crafty enemy, he is keen to misguide man and to make him doubt; makes man doubt himself, his parent, wife, children, family, friends, prayer…The more we seek the help of Allah, learn about our enemy and be prepared to face him, the more we will be victorious over him.
May Allaah grant us understanding and protect us from accursed Shaytaan and his allies.