How To Fight The Satanic Whisper

by Hend Mohamad

FireSkullLife is full of ups and downs – we have times of  joy and times of disappointment, we have our eman increase or decrease,  sometimes we feel close to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and sadly at other times  we turn away. We must identify if it is our nafs or Shaitan that’s deviating us  or decreasing our faith, thus directing us to prepare the appropriate  weapon.

If it’s your nafs stop the habit and replace it with a good habit as Allah  (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) said: “And establish prayer at the two ends of the day  and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That  is a reminder for those who remember.” (Surah Hud Verse 114)
It is  important to educate ourselves about the sin or reflect upon the detrimental  habit and then think about the akhirah.

To fight Shaitan’s whispers, Allah  Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala gave us a strong system of defense and the best of it is our  faith:

Increase in Knowledge

The Qur’an and Sunnah are our reference and  guides for knowing what is permitted and forbidden in life as Muslims, it is  therefore an obligation to learn about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and thus  increasing in our pursuit of knowledge strengthens our faith. We should also  turn to scholars when in doubt or needing clarification. Try to read The Noble  Qur’an, ahadith, various books about Islam to increase your eman to put into  practice, and to increase your reliance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as that  knowledge will bithn’illah be your protection next time Shaitan tries to make  you deviate.

allahuakbarRely on Allah

Know that there is no might nor power except  with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and without Him you can not succeed.

Seeking Refuge: Al-Istiadah

Sincerely seek refuge with Allah from the  accursed; do so before entering the toilet, entering your house, when leaving  the house, when having bad thoughts, when beginning to recite The Qur’an, so  on.

Du’a:

Make du’a for help and protection, and find the  Sunnah du’a which can be found in the supplication book Fortress of the  Muslim.

Remembrance of Allah:

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him)  reported: The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah the  Exalted says: `I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he  remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if  he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e.  in the assembly of angels).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

recite quranRead, Recite, Reflect on the  Qur’an:

You can listen to the Qur’an on your mobile  phone, your iPod or MP3, or in your car, on your way to work or school or  at home. Make a habit of reading the Qur’an daily, even if it is just a few  verses. It is our source of guidance and protection for our eman.

Finally, Shaitan is our enemy and let us wage a  war against him and our nafs by devoting ourselves to increasing our eman and  serving Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. At the end of the day, Shaitan does not make  us do something, he whispers. If you fall, which we are all bound to do as  humans, don’t give up and turn back to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala:

Say: ”O My servants who have  transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of  Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving,  the Merciful.” (Az-zumur 53)

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