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 (sallallahu
alaihe wasallam) repeatedly warned against Shaytan’s power to tempt
mankind into disobeying Allah. He (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) 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