As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 10


You can defeat Shaytan

If a person is strong in his faith and observes the limits of Allah, he can defeat Shaytan. Allah's Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said, 'The believer can seize the forelock of his Shaytan as one of you seizes the forelock of his camel whilst traveling.' [Musnad Ahmad] Imam Ibn Katheer explained, 'What is meant by seizing his forelock is defeating him and overwhelming him, as one does with a camel when it runs away, then you seize it and overpower it.' [al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah (1/73)] Moreover, Shaytan is afraid of and flees from the strong believers in Allah. For example, the Prophet (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said about Umar Ibn Khattab (radhi allahu anhu), 'the Shaytan is certainly afraid of you, O Umar.' He also said, 'I can see the Shayateen among the jinn and mankind running away from Umar.' [Saheeh al-Bukharee] Allah's Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said to Umar, 'By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, no Shaytan sees you walking along a path but he takes a different path.'

The Fate of Shaytan and those who follow him on the Day of Resurrection will be the worst and most horrible of fates, and Allah's refuge is sought, as is indicated by a great deal of evidences from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam). Allah tells us that His Curse is upon Shaytan until the Day of Resurrection, and that He will fill Hell with him and his followers. Allah says, '(to Iblees), 'Get out from this (Paradise), disgraced and expelled. Whoever of them (mankind) will follow you, then surely, I will fill Hell with you all.' [Soorah al-A'raf (7): 18] '…I will fill Hell with you (Iblees) and those of them (mankind) that follow you, together.' [Soorah Saad (38): 82-85]

In the next issue,
Allah, the Exalted, has informed us in the Qur'aan
that Shaytan has the power to lure, persuade and insinuate mankind.
So, how does he enter the human soul and drive it towards sins and transgression?
What are the deceptions and tricks, which he plays on man and
how he abandons man after having caused him to be surrounded by wrongdoings?
Answers to these baffling questions and more… in the next issue, -
'Means used by Shaytan in Misleading Mankind’

Taken from As-Sunnah Newsletter -


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