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Ways of the Devil
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Allah subhanaw taala throughout the Quran,
in many different chapters, and in many different verses, he recounts for us, the incident of our father Adam ID has Senem
when he was created,
and when the angels were commanded to prostrate out of respect to him,
and all of the angels prostrated except Iblees who was not an angel, he was of the jinn and he refused to prostrate
continuously through the Quran. This incident is mentioned to us for surgery to INLA if this either was
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rejects Allah subhanaw, Taala and disbeliefs and this believes in him and refuses to follow him because of his iniquity and hatred to our father Adam, it has Suriname
and Allah does this reminding of this incident over and over throughout the Quran to remind us, don't forget this enemy.
Don't forget the anonymity that shaytaan has for you.
And Allah azza wa jal mentions for us the promise of bliss, the promise of shaytaan in the Quran,
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He said My Lord because you have caused me to be misguided.
He blames Allah for his misguidance What will he do? Let Who is he in Allah whom fill out I will make attractive for them all that is in this world. While oh we know whom edge Marian and I will mislead them all.
He promises to make the evil attractive to us. He promises to take what is evil and filthy and harmful and sinful and make it look beautiful in our eyes.
So he hides the evil of theft and stealing and makes it look beautiful and heroic and manly.
He hides the filth of Zina and makes it look attractive and enticing and powerful.
He hides the destruction of gossip and makes it look attractive. It looks exciting and popular.
He will take the sin the evil that which is destructive and make it look beautiful and attractive.
He says in another verse call a beam of weight for beam out of weights any luck within another home Serato team. Again he blames Allah he says because you have misguided me.
I will sit waiting for them on the straight path. Meaning that whenever you and I want to walk the straight path, we will find shaytaan on the way
when the married men in the married woman want to walk the straight path shaytaan has vowed to sit in their way.
When business people want to walk the straight path in their business, they will find shaytaan waiting upon that path big or small scholar or Lady layman.
Parents or child when you decide to walk the street path shaytaan vows to sit in that way.
And Allah subhanaw taala mentions all of these verses For what reason? For what purpose to allow us to understand the hatred and the plotting and the planning of our enemy shape one
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Allah tells us indeed Shavonne is your enemy. So take him as an enemy. Don't ignore that this entity exists. Don't forget that he whispers in our ears, to cause us to act with dishonesty. To look to what we should not look to understand he is your enemy and you do not trust the motives of your enemy. And you do not walk the path of your enemy.
And in fact Allah tells us not even to follow him in the slightest of ways. Yeah, you have Lavina avenue that to be referred to as the shaytaan oh you believe do not even follow the slightest step of shaytaan because step by step he will take you to all that is evil. And yet despite all of this, Allah tells us something else. In Nikkei the shape on you can have Are you indeed the plotting and the planning of shaytaan has ever been weak.
All of the planning and the plotting of Shavon all of his deception
Since his whispers, in the end, they are weak. Why?
Because they only work due to our own weakness. And if we overcome and struggle against the weaknesses within ourselves, we can stop shaytaan entirely.
We know the hadith of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he spoke to a motivated photographer, the Allahu Allah and he said, Yeah, Omar in the shape on the etheric Minca. He said, Oh, well Rama indeed shaytaan runs away from you.
And another Hadith he says, he had Bob,
oh, over under the hot dog when you walk down a path. And shaytaan sees you he runs down that path, he runs down another path. I'm not going even in the same streets. As honorable photography, Allahu Allah and
the people of guidance. They were able to repel shape on they did not allow the avenues for shaytaan to play on their emotions and to inflame their desires.
Because they understood how shaytaan operates. So they struggled and improve themselves to fight even the ways that Shavon can influence them.
Imam Muhammad Muhammad Rahim Allah Allah
when he was on his deathbed, and he was coming in and out of consciousness.
And his son was telling him to say the shahada law. The law at one point in an argument started to say law about that, not now or no, no.
And they were shocked and afraid and worried about the status of their father.
But then the father said to them, after a while, were you saying something to me? Were you speaking to me?
They said, Yes, we were telling you to save the Shahada. He said I didn't see you. He said rather I saw Iblees.
And he was saying
fits near fits near meds or fat it's near Ahmed has passed me. Meaning I have tried to overcome amens and Achmed has escaped me. And I understood that's IBLEES was trying to make me feel arrogant and feel aggrandizing myself. So I was saying to at least not yet I'm not listening to you even yet. Meaning even the words of praise of Shavon Shavon, praising Achmed, saying I wasn't able to deal with you, that was shaytaan, trying to influence Ahmed's grinding mill Allahu taala. So he understood all of the methods of shape one, and the ways of the devil, and was able to repel him even on his deathbed.
And so today we will talk about this concepts Madatha shaytaan the ways of the devil, the avenues the devil takes to arrive to our hearts to influence us in one way or another, and how we can overcome this, and how we can repel this and how we can close these doors, like the Saudi hain, like the righteous people have done in the past. The first thing Shavon will do
first on his agenda.
to turn you away from doing good deeds.
And this is a mantra, so many people will speak like this. They'll say who cares? If you pray and if you fast? Who cares? If you wear hijab? Who cares if you go to the masjid? All that matters is if you're a good person.
And so they've effectively disconnected the concept of being a good person from doing good deeds, and being in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala and worshiping Allah as He commanded us to worship him. our image and our faith is built upon deeds.
were enamored no matter what I mean, I saw the Hon. fella who would just as for those who believe and do good deeds, then they will have the great reward. Throughout the Quran Allah links together Eman and Amen. Sada faith in Allah azza wa jal and in doing good deeds, he links them together.
So when a thought comes to you, and he tells you
just go back to sleep,
Allah doesn't need you to pray. Allah is forgiving anyways. Don't put money in the sadhaka box. Allah has honey he doesn't need your money. Allah is the provider. He whispers whatever he needs to whisper to make you not do good deeds.
It's what do we do when this happens to us? First the advice of our prophets Allah who already was setting them to seek refuge in Allah azza wa jal from Shaytaan our with Allah Humana shaytani R rajim. But also we should say to ourselves to repel che Thun
to remind ourselves that we are the ones in need of these good deeds.
I am in need of these good deeds, they benefit me in the dunya and they benefit me in the akhira
and if I do not do these good deeds, who is going to do them for me?
And if I do not have these good deeds when I die and I meet Allah subhanaw taala then with what will I meet him?
Something can i Oh Julie ha Robbie, whoever amongst you, desires or hopes to meet his Lord, you know that you are going to meet Allah azza wa jal from in can. Julie Oribi Filia I'm Alana and on Saudi ha. Allah says first let them do good deeds. Remember when you stand in front of Allah your good deeds, where are they? What are usually can be very bad that's what will be here. And let him not associate anyone in the worship of Allah azza wa jal. We know that hadith
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Whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet them and whoever loves to meet Allah Allah loves to meet them. And Aisha said to the Prophet and Messenger of Allah, everybody hates today. Everybody's afraid of dying. He said, This is not what I mean. He said, What I mean is that when you do good deeds, you are looking forward for the day you meet Allah and Allah azza wa jal will reward you for those good deeds. And when you do evil deeds, you know, you're gonna meet Allah one day and you're gonna have to answer for them. So you hate to meet Allah azza wa jal. So remember that you will stand between the hands of Allah azza wa jal and remind yourself you need these good deeds when you
stand in front of Allah. When you stand between his hands, when you are going to be looking one way or the other, looking for something as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the man will be looking to his right into his left for something. When he speaks to Allah azza wa jal for some good deed you can bring forward and say, Oh, Allah, I did this for your sake.
The second way of Shavonne
is a test with procrastination to tell you. If he can't stop you from doing the good deed. He will tell you try to do it tomorrow. Why are you doing it today? Do it tomorrow. If you are yet someone who's praying five times a day, and you say I want to pray five times a day
shaytaan will come and say, Well, you already missed fetches today. So forget about today. Let's start new from tomorrow we'll pray all five prayers.
If somebody is dealing with river
and you want to cut it off, it tells you just wait until you make this much money. And then you can start dealing with river.
If somebody is looking to haram, he tells you just wait until you get married and then you can stop doing this. But of course once you reach that threshold you have in mind he will come and tell you well just wait until this time and then you can do it.
And I saw the Allahu Rouhani he said a to Swift June Doom, ingenuity bliss, Paula Mojave, he said, procrastination is a soldier from the soldiers of these how long or how many people as he misguided with this, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would seek refuge in Allah azza wa jal, Allah money through the becoming an agency what can I seek refuge in You? Oh ALLAH from incapacity and from laziness.
And so what can we do? What is the medicine for this beyond the kind of Allah azza wa jal seeking refuge in Allah subhanaw taala. The medicine of this as well is to remember death.
Allah subhanaw taala says that whom yet Conaway ultimate Taro, where you will eat him will Emmylou for Sophia for Sophia anemone. Allah says devote the disbelieving people let them eats, let them enjoy. Let them be diverted with their false hope.
What's happened to the nations of the past, they kept thinking they're going to live.
They never thought about their death. They thought the time was continuous.
They thought it in their actions, even if they didn't say it was their tongues. They kept thinking there's going to be a tomorrow. That's not the attitude of the believer. False hope is thinking you will live forever that you're always going to wake up the next day.
I'll hustle and bustle Rahim Allah Allah He said, Adam and Nikita yam and Matt do that. He said oh son of Adam, know that you are nothing but a number of days. You
are just a number of days.
For either Mirage, Mirage,
Mirage was on mink, if a day passes by a part of you is gone.
A part of what makes you is gone, because you are just the number of days nowadays has gone.
way there are multiple Jews, Merle Colin, moral, cold, winter alum family, he said enough part of you will leave. If everyday part of you is leaving, eventually all of you will be gone. And so Oh you who knows, than acts, you know this to be the case than act, do your good deeds. Because these days are going to end. Think about the is in the Quran when the angel of death arrives at the person.
And he tells he calls out and he says, Rob, you're genuine, my Lord, bring me back to this world, not only our middle Saudi and female product, so I can do some good deeds in this life that I've left behind.
Think about that desperation when the angel comes. And he say, just give me a little bit more time.
Today's opportunity is only here today.
And if today's opportunity to pray, or too fast, or to give is gone or is delayed until tomorrow, then what are you going to do tomorrow's? If you say, I'll do today's work tomorrow, then what are you going to do tomorrow's work the day after? But then when are you going to do the work of the day after?
All you have is today. All you have is this moment and take care of it.
Now if we pass these stages, if we resolve to do good deeds, and we refuse to procrastinates what will shaitan do?
He will come to you through the third third door, react, showing off.
He says well if you're going to do the good deeds, if you're going to pray if you're going to give charity
let some people see you do it's
come at a time where people are in the masjid and stand and pray.
Go give your sadaqa while everybody is looking at you.
If he can't stop you from giving,
he will start trying to divert your intention to be about the people rather than about Allah subhanaw taala
and the believer should be in a state of sincerity where it is sufficient for you that Allah can see you
and you don't need anyone else to see you do good deeds. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
Allah Bureau Kuma Allah ma Hua Hua for LA con. I mean de Manila Merci de JAL shall not inform you of that which is more feel fearful I fear about it more upon you than at the gel.
Mr. What is it oh messenger of Allah Bala *can coffee, he said the hidden form of sugar and the hidden form of sugar because what you have cool module you saw Lee, for us in salata who Lima, your mina virtual, he said that the man will stand to pray, and he will beautify his prayer because other people are looking at him.
And we talked about Shavon bliss in the tactics of shaytaan and bliss. Allah mentions in the Quran, Allah Robina away, Tony, that was a in another home filled out. While we didn't know much, Marian, he says I will beautify all this evil on earth and I will misguide them all in Dhaka mean whom will accept your servants amongst them who are sincere. The one who was sincere shaytaan can't deal with him. He admits he can't deal with him. So how do we overcome insincerity?
You need to
think about the greatness of your Creator, and the weakness of the creation. And really think about this. Think about the people who you want their validation.
You want their attention? Think about who those people might be powerful people, famous people, popular people.
And then ask yourself, What's going to happen to them?
They will die, just like we will die.
They were made of dirt, just like we are made of dirt.
They will return to dirt and dust just like we will as well. And they will be resurrected. And we will be resurrected as well.
So why do you care about getting the respects
of another man made of dirt? Who will return to dirts
So, how is that person worthy of your deeds? Why should you elevate that person to be next to Allah subhanaw taala that when you do an act of worship, you're thinking about Allah but you're also thinking about this person.
How can that person be equal to Allah azza wa jal
when on that day you will be resurrected them and you naked in front of Allah azza wa jal
Jung Hoon Berry's soon thereafter, Allah Hinman who che Lehmann in will kill young,
the LA halwa hadal kaha. Allah says on that day they they will come forth with nothing concealed in front of Allah. And then Allah asks you, Li Manuel Malecon young, to Whom belongs the kingdom on that day. To whom belongs authority on that day.
Lilla Hill, we're headed
to Allah subhanaw taala and belongs the one the one who prevails?
To ask yourself, isn't Allah enough? Isn't it enough for Allah to know what you've done, rather than other people
shaytaan will come to you also through another door.
I will say one additional note. When you start to feel react in your hearts, you start to feel other people are looking at me and I'm looking for their attention. shaytaan might come to you and say, Don't give your sunblock because other people might see you. Don't pray because other people might see you. So he goes back to stopping you from doing the good deed. By telling you, you don't want to be a show off.
So the Muslim has to avoid both of these traps. You say no, I will do the good deed. I will give this article I will pray. And I will purify my intention that this is only for Allah subhanaw taala. And one of the ways to do this is yes, do good deeds in public but also do good deeds in secret that nobody knows other than Allah azza wa jal.
The next point. He can't stop your deed. He can't make you procrastinate. He can't make you show off. What will he do? He will make you do your good deed in a state of haste, trying to do it quickly. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said at the end Nieman Allah well Angela Mina shaytaan calmness is from Allah. And haste is from the devil.
And Shavon can't stop you from doing the good deed or procrastinate, he'll make you do it hasty. So you get up to pray. He starts whispering in your ear. They're telling you did you send that email? Did you call that person? Did you do that thing you needed to do? And he tries to hurry you through the prayer. So you're not concentrating.
But you're just hurrying through the motion. You're trying to recite the Quran and do some of the Quran. He doesn't hurry up, hurry up, hurry up. So you start reading it so fast, making mistakes even as you read it.
He tries to inspire us with a lack of corridor, a lack of kashua, a lack of presence in our worship, and the medicine is to remind yourself who needs the data? Who needs your prayer? Who needs your recitation of the Quran? Who needs the charity? Is it Allah? The Prophet sallallahu sallam said in the Hadith consider Allah tells us if every one of my servants was upon the hearts of the one with the most Taqwa meaning the hearts of our prophets of Allah, who, if all of us were equal to Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mahzarin will Keisha? The Prophet Allah subhanaw taala wouldn't increase my kingdom at all.
It doesn't matter I bet it doesn't benefit Allah azza wa jal who benefits from it? You and me. We are the ones who benefit. We are the ones in need of our iPads. It brings us peacefulness, calmness, it brings us Baraka,
it gives us puts us in a state of closeness to Allah azza wa jal have the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal, we are the ones in need of this bad job. And if we do it in a way where we don't fulfill it, then what's the point of it, we have to calm down and benefit from that bad day that we are doing.
The fifth point
if he can't get us to do all that we mentioned previously, to show off to be hasty to all these things, he will work on an urgent which is self aggrandizement.
Where he will tell you, you are so amazing. You are so awesome. You are perfect compared to all the other people. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, said I want NiCad there are three things that destroy
Be a person.
The first is a stinginess that the person obeys. If you're stingy, and you will be your stinginess. And the second is if you have evil desires, and you follow those evil desires. And the third one our job and Mark will be enough see, is one the person self aggrandizing themselves. They think they're so great. They think they're amazing.
Someone asked I shall have the Allahu Allah. Mattia Kunal Rajan musi and what is a man sinful are truly sinful, truly evil. She's had all that either one and Homer Simpson. She says when he thinks that he is righteous.
We know this happens to people, they start looking around and they think all these Muslims, all of you are upon Buddha, and all of you our shortcomings, and all of you are wrong. And I'm the only one who's following the real Islam. I'm the only one on the right way.
And so he brings this pride in our hearts, where we think we're better than everyone else. And even worse, we feel like our good deeds
is like we're doing a favor to Allah subhanaw taala we're so amazing.
We're the ones doing all this worship, nobody else is doing worship.
And their medicine to this is to remind ourselves
that the act of worship that we do, is only by the permission of Allah subhanaw taala you're only worshipping Allah because of the gift that he gave us.
And Allah can take away that gift in a moment. And that person that you're looking down on and you think that person is terrible, and they're not good Muslims, Allah could give them that gift tomorrow and take it away from you.
So instead of feeling like this really bad day that you are doing is a means to see yourself as better than everyone else and putting down everyone else. See it as this was a gift from Allah azza wa jal.
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The final point Inshallah, before we conclude, is the last thing on this list. But maybe the most important one on the list is if Shavon cannot divert you and all the other ways we mentioned, what may he divert you in? He may try to change your belief in Allah subhanaw taala. To begin with, he may come to you with questions.
for instance, if Allah subhanaw taala
is in control of fates.
And he knows he's going to have it in hellfire. What's the point of doing good deeds? What's the point of worshipping?
Even if you worship what if you end up being of the people of the Hellfire in the end?
These kinds of questions the prophets of Allah where he said he mentioned shaytani will come to a man and he will tell a man halacha Hi Domina Hello Kochava for your cool Hola. Shavon will whisper to a man who created this who created that the men will say Allah, then he will ask Him Who created Allah subhanaw taala
The Prophet said, if this happens for either, Bella Dalek, Phineas, there is Billa if this happens, seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet didn't give us the philosophical answer answer to the question, though there is a philosophical answer to all of these questions. Yes, Allah knows who's going to Jen knows going to the hellfire. Does that mean he forced us interactions? No. Sometimes you know things. Now as a teacher, I was teaching kids before I give them the test. I know who's going to pass and who's going to fail.
Because I know the students for the two months I was teaching them. I know who studies and takes it seriously. And I know who doesn't.
And I'm just the teacher who knows them for two months. Imagine Allah azza wa jal who created us subhanaw taala, who knows us better than we know ourselves, of course he knows is going to Jana and who's going to the Hellfire does not mean he forced our deeds, no. Likewise, the concept of asking who created Allah is illogical? Because then you will say, Who created the One who created Allah? And who created the One who created that one and it goes on infinity that's illogical. There has to be a beginning. This is why Allah is an A Well, he is the first logically there must be a beginning.
And so what the Prophet sallallahu and he said doesn't even tell us the philosophical answers in these particular particular Hadith. Why? Because shaytaan comes to your
is with these whispers because the person is in a state of weakness in their Eman.
So he says seek refuge in Allah. Turn to Allah make vicar of Allah azza wa jal worship Allah azza wa jal because it's in those moments when your Eman is weak, he starts whispering these ideas and you start thinking, Oh, maybe this idea makes sense. So protect your heart against this to begin with. We ask Allah subhana data to protect us from all of the methods in the ways of Shavon to keep us upon a straight path in the Lahoma that it goes who's gonna be your Latina and also the wider username? What's Nima? Allahumma salli wa salam O Allah says, you know, whenever you know Mohammed, almost any other Mohammed the macro executive abroad, or Salli ala hiragana, Matador Muskoka, Salia
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