Nouman Ali Khan – The Devil Will Use This Against You

Nouman Ali Khan
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses how shaytan uses past experiences to convince people to stay in a certain way, even if they have bad experiences. They use past experiences to avoid regret and negative experiences, and explain that shaytan's actions are not a threat, but a way to protect themselves and their children. The speaker encourages the audience to study the Quran and become a student of the teachings of the Bible.
AI: Transcript ©
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shaytaan His job is to try to mess us up in some way, get us off the straight track. So I'll highlight some of the ways he uses our past against us. And we think these are thoughts that are happening inside of our own heads, while it's actually the shaytaan. And that's one of his great successes, is you think that these are your own thoughts. But these are what's ours, these are just whispers of the devil, where he's trying to make you fall back into something that you may have fallen into before. One of the ways that he does that, is that maybe, for example, you used to be a better person, maybe you used to be more, more diligent with your prayers, maybe you were more

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observing of, you know, if Allah forbade something, you stayed away from it. And if Allah said, this is allowed, and that's the only thing you you were content with that, and you didn't fall into Allah's disobedience and you are good, you could look back and you say, You were good. And some people are like that, they look back and they say, You know what, there was a time I was a much better person, I'm disappointed with myself. Now I remember the time when I used to stand in prayer, and I used to cry, I don't know the last time I've shared it here. Or I used to feel so much connected to Allah, I used to just kind of do the cut all the time, I used to make the dua for

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coming into the house or leaving the house or going into the restroom or coming out of it. Or I used to just have every excuse to remember Allah, I used to be much kinder with my words, I now I use foul language, I use bad words against people, I lose my temper, I speak about people I backed by, I've developed all these habits. I didn't used to be like this, but I was a much better person. So there's one thing to compare yourself to somebody else. But even when you compare yourself to yourself, some people were in a much better place before. And so shaytan says, well, that's that part of you is dead, that's gone, that's never coming back. Listen, that's over with this is who you

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are now. And he'll make you almost give up on yourself. While the reality is that if you were capable, if Allah made you capable of living a certain way, and living by a certain standard, and you upheld it, you were able to do it, then that actually means that you will forever be capable. That's actually proof to yourself, it's one thing that you never accomplish something, you will never able to accomplish something and you say, Well, I can't do it, well, maybe there's some truth to that maybe you haven't even tried or maybe it's you, I can't say for sure that you're capable. But you lived by something, you had certain capability, you were doing better. Now, it's known that

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you have that you you possess that in you, that faith in you that strength in you. And so shaytan wants you to convince you that you no longer have that capability. Because of whatever experiences you've gone through, or I've gone through now we will never go back to who we were again, at least in our spiritual sense, we can't go back. Now understand something emotionally, maybe you can't go back emotionally, when somebody is scarred, maybe they're changed forever. And that's okay, that's life. That happens. Maybe if somebody you know, the loss of a child is not something easy to get over, for example. So there are kinds of trauma or kinds of experiences, that maybe our entire lives

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will be chipping away at trying to heal. And we we may never get there. But Chevron uses that to mess you up not emotionally, but spiritually, to mess with your connection with Allah. And to make basically get you to say, well, you know, what, you've gone through these experiences. So what's the point of prayer, you know, the prayer is no longer count. And so that's one kind of attack the shaitaan uses against you and me is trying to make you lament make you think back with regret about better days that are never going to come back for you. The other thing shaitaan wants you to do and you know from from behind, is you know, things that you bad experiences that you had, and you start

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questioning why did this happen to me? Right, you You and I have gone through terrible experiences in life. These are these are, this is a part of life, Allah created this life as a trial. And every one of us has different kinds of trials. And some of those trials are not easy. And when you think about what happened, it's very, it's very painful. And it can be paralyzing. It can be something that you just you're overwhelmed, almost reliving the event that occurred in the past. And one of the things shutdown wants us to, to keep you there to keep you thinking about the past to keep you thinking about what happened. And keep questioning why did this happen to me? Why did this happen to

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me? Why did this happen to me? Maybe I deserve it. Maybe I'm cursed. Maybe I'm no good. This is why Allah is angry at me. This is why he made this happened to me. And so you live in that moment that happened some time ago, that Allah actually brought you out of, but Chapin doesn't want you to come out of it. He wants you to stay in that hopelessness. Because he wants you to be convinced like he is convinced that Allah has no hope for him. Or that He's hopeless case. There is no turning back for him well, that Allah hates him even. So people will develop you, you and I might develop because we're thinking about that event all the time, not just anger towards people who hurt us, but even

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towards Allah like why did he let this happen to me? Why did he do this to me? I didn't deserve it. And so when you when you think about the kinds of experiences that prophets went through either him osato Salam, you will appreciate something. Allah that the prophets Allah talks about in the Quran, are in so many cases people that had

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such difficult lives. That's such you know, even before they became prophets, they had extremely, extremely difficult lives. Think about the life of our own messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whose parents died in childhood, right? Who goes through, you know, one, when care to another care to another kid and everybody, every time he has somebody that is basically taking care of him, they pass away, and he's passed on to someone else, and he's passed on to someone else. How difficult is that for a child? How difficult is it for a parent to lose their child, our messenger experience losing children sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the thought to come Why did I deserve that that

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should happen to me? Or why did my child deserves to die like this. And every time you see somebody else's child healthy and running around, it reminds you of the child that you don't have anymore, that sort of thing. So these are the kinds of pains Allah put even profits through under him. osato Salam, the reason I'm saying that is for you and me to know that these pains that we experience in life are not a proof that Allah has cursed you, or Allah is angry at you, or you're going through bad experiences, because Allah is mad at you, and Allah is punishing you for something that's not the case. Some of the best people that ever lived had very difficult lives, had very hard times. And

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it's not because Allah doesn't love them. So this life was made with trials with difficulties that we have to learn to navigate. Shaitaan wants us to believe everything that happens to us, somehow figure out a way to blame Allah for it, figured out a way to blame Allah. Why? Because that's what he did for me my awakening, he blamed Allah when he refused to do such. And he was cast out, he blamed Allah immediately. That's where he wants you to get to. And so he uses that past bad experience, that painful experience, to try to pull you away from Allah. Also, another way he uses your past is that he will, you know, maybe some of us we lived a life of sin before, maybe you had

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friends or you know, relationships that were leading you down a road of sin, that you kept falling in and falling in and falling in. And you figured out a way to make Toba to Allah and you cut off those friendships, and you cut off those relationships, whether those people are, you know, they their judgment is with Allah, but you for yourself, you decided that those people may not be evil, but I know that when I'm in their company, or when I'm around, then I fall into evil. So I'm going to try to protect myself and I'm going to pull away as much as I can, and try to fix myself with Allah, you will know in your personal life, who those people are. And maybe you have people like

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that in your life that were pulling you into sin, whether they realize it themselves or not. And maybe it's not even their fault. Maybe it's your own weakness. But since you recognize that you say, You know what, every time I've tried, I've fallen back into sin, I'm going to discontinue some of these relationships, not because I hate these people, because I'm better than them. Not because you know, I want them to suffer. But because I want to save myself, I want to pull myself away. And when you pull yourself away, shaitan will come and say, Hey, don't you miss the old friendship. And I miss those guys. You're going to miss her man, you're gonna miss this, you're gonna miss that and

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you want he wants you to pull back, go back, go back, go back. The same way. Some people left sin, literally sin, they left drinking, they left drugs. You know, they left adultery, they left fornication, they left evil deeds, they walked away from them, they changed. But sometimes the devil comes and triggers you and says, Hey, you're going through a hard time, just one time. Just go back. Not forever. But come on. It's a different, it's a hard you had a hard week. It's been a tough month, you've gone through a lot. Just go back just a little bit. And you know what that used to be like? And you know, they're, you know, they say in Arabic, there's a saying in Arabic, you know,

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Coloma MURAMATSU, everything forbidden is desirable. Right? So even though we have after faith, you develop a regret and an embarrassment over the sins you and I may have committed, and we develop almost a hatred for repeating those sins. Again, at the end of the day, we're also human beings and human beings have temptations and desires. And that's one of the things that Satan wants to manipulate. So he'll pull you try to pull you back and try to get you to say, Hey, come on, you know how it used to be right? It was so much better for you, you felt so much easier, there was it and why deny yourself who's going to find out just go back so he wants to pull you back until a way of

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sin. This is the way that he comes at you from behind so many pulls at you from what is drawing you into what used to be you know, and you have to be mindful of that.

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