Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tips on how to avoid satan (because you cannot get rid of him but you can be ready)
These are some tips for you to consider when faced by Satan. So take note because you might need some of these!
To get rid of him Say أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
It is to be said after a bad dream
If angered made wudu or a have bath!
Never listen to a bad thought about someone or an action.
Attend prayer, read Quran and dhikr sessions. Play/read Surah Baqarah and Yasin in ones house.
Avoid pride and envy. Be happy with Allah and avoid doubts. If doubts occur, ask a scholar.
One of satans tricks is causing married couples to fight for no reason. Half of your deen is not going to be given to you on a plate. It is about biting your lip, preferring the other and backing down.
Despair is perhaps the trickiest of satans tricks. So be hopeful of Allah (the Exalted) not creation.
One satans tricks is when you think you are alright and do not need to repent. There is nothing wrong with me syndrome. Measure yourself as the greatest in character and you will always fall short.
Satan's tricks in reading books are make sure you do not finish anything. Therefore, you read a few pages of this book and a few pages of that. Yet you do not finish anything. Get a book, finish it to the end and then start another.
Ones of Satan's tricks are to mislead you from an obligatory action to an extra action. Both are good but the obligation is better but he beautifies the extra action. Therefore, you leave the obligation of which you were taxed and went for the extra action that you are not going to be asked about. This is one the main problems with Muslims today that they do extra actions and avoids the obligations.
When you get two thoughts to do something good then do the first because that is from Allah and the second is from Satan. If you get two thoughts about giving charity then do the first.
Sidi Abu Hassan Al-Shadhali (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “One night I recited ‘Say: I seek refuge by the Lord of people...’ until His speech, ‘from the evil of the sneaking whisperings.’ So it was said to me about evil whisperings: whisperings that come between you and your beloved so you forget subtle blessings and mention your sinful actions to you. They rarely come from the right and mostly come from the left. So balance it by good opinion of Allah the Exalted and His Messenger (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) and not bad opinion of Allah and His Messenger (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him). So heed the warning of this door, as much of creation from among the abstainers, worshipers, and people of exertion and struggle have been taken by it.” (Number 54).
Know evil thoughts come from the left side or are heard from the left. Know that Satan does not always incite to evil. He can incite to a lesser good to make you waste your time.
He pulls you gradually in not all of sudden. So there is a gradual work on someone until one commits haram. Like the person not committing fornication because it is ugly but drinking thinking it less then he commits the illegal fornication. Beware of small sins leading to big sins.
وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
"Do not follow the footsteps of satan because he is an open foe to you." (Al-Anam 6:142)
Know the tricks of satan are weak
إِنَّ كَيْدَ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ كَانَ ضَعِيفا
His tricks are weak (Nisa 4:76)
Satan only comes out when you are about to commit a sin then he whispers. That annoyance to the sin is your nafs. Know he only comes when he sees that you have a desire to commit a sin! That is the difference between the whispering of the nafs and Satan.
Satans post Ramadan trick is everything is Halal! Nope, what is haram in Ramadan is still haram outside Ramadan (except eating etc)
Another trick of satan for the student of knowledge is getting extra books on the same subject and neglecting to study the book they are learning with a teacher. The other books distract the student from what he should be learning. So just keep studying the book which one is learning with a teacher.
If you satan in a dream then recite Ayah Al-Kursi as protection.
Know that the strongest thing is your nafs and that does not go easily without spiritual training.
إنَّ الشَّيْطانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوّ فـاتَّـخِذُوهُ عَدُوّاً
"Satan is an enemy to you so treat him like an enemy."
(Quran: Fatir 35:6)
You know satan is your enemy so treat him like an enemy by being constantly on guard for him.