Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Nouman Ali Khan delves into the strategy of Shaytan and also the final dialogue of Iblees. Shaytan is the ultimate enemy we have and is a relentless and pertinent one we have till the end of time. How is the devil going to come at us and pull us under his wing?
Some of the origins of the word Shukr are illustrated and how some of us have Shukr cultivated within us and is displayed.
Shaytan is angry at being admonished for being arrogant to Allah and swears that he will make mankind even more arrogant than him and even ungrateful. So, arrogance is a lack of manifestation of gratitude. Shaytan comes from 4 directions at us and he wants to prove our ingratitude from our hearts and diminish our optimistic relation with Allah. We should fight the temptations and let not greed get the better of us because we should firmly believe that Allah will never abandon us in moments of crises.
Shaytan attacks from the right by:
- Convincing you that you own your guidance. So you start to pity others, deviating away from your own guidance and focusing on theirs. Ultimately believing you are the source of guidance and take part in others’ personal journey to Allah.
- Using the word of Allah for evil purposes (Having a personal agenda above the word of Allah)
- Resetting the priorities of Islam
- Defining your own idea of a ‘good character’
- Misjudging people based on their presentation. Focusing on the difference in insignificant worshipping styles
Shaytan attacks from the left by:
- Removing your motivation to engage in beneficial acts by slowing your ability to do good things. This way he has room to fill up your heart with bad things.
- Eliminating the remembrance of Allah from your life so that you are not alarmed in Haram situations and to then fill your heart with despair.
- By beautifying sins for you and pulling you towards his direction (the left). Ultimately deviating you from the path of Allah.
- To convince us that you have no respect, that you are filthy and invaluable in the eyes of Allah.
- Greed and Wanting more than just the blessings of Allah.
- Once he gets you evolved in sin, he’ll keep you thereby convincing you that you need it.
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It's not what I meant. Anyway. So the lecture is supposed to actually be about trickery of shape on and the plot of shaytaan. And before we talk about that a little bit, it's a vast topic, because Allah dedicates quite a bit of quite a bit of iaat, to the subject matter of shaytaan, a number of scholarly works have been done on LBC, at least the disguises that shaitan takes right there. They're obvious and apparent attacks. And there are more subversive, subversive attacks. And instead of giving you an overview, I personally am not a fan of overviews, I'll tell you why. And I'll also tell you something else that's going to be different about this year's convention, at least, as far
as I'm concerned, I try to come to these conventions. And I tried to keep my talks motivational. And I've done that for a few years. But I think, and I sense that the level of maturity of our community has increased. And I think people can handle heavier subjects now. And this is one of the real reasons I'm really, really happy that our dear brother Hamza is here all the way from Europe, because he will like make your brain like yourselves kind of work hard to keep up and it's good, it's a good thing for you, we've heard enough of the same, we need to kind of elevate our discourse, in every way that we can. inshallah, so I was thinking about what to talk to you about. And I and I
know, you've heard plenty of hotel Ben talk and lectures about shaitan. And, you know, his attacks and how we have to be careful of it and all of these things. So I wanted to address something that actually I was talking to, from a linguistics perspective with my advanced students, these students of mine at a dream program, they're two weeks away from graduating. So we read advanced texts intercede, and linguistic texts, and I explained some of the benefits that is like found in these technical books, I'm not going to give you a technical lecture. But certainly, in order to hopefully understand what I'm trying to get across to you, you will need an extra set of like an extra bit of
attention. And one of the attempt one of the great attacks of shaitan is to destroy your attention span, he's a constant distractor. And he's one of the attacks of shaitaan is called another another in Arabic, which is actually agitation, and the cheers, root letters, two of them with another, another actually means to pull something that's out to pull and naza, to poke at someone or to pull someone to agitate them, right. So he's constantly agitating you to think about something else, when you're thinking about something else, he wants you to think about something else. And from nuzzles, we learned something else, we learned from the weirdness of the attack of shaitaan. That is, he
wants you to get involved in too many things at the same time, so that you end up accomplishing what, nothing, nothing. So you can't actually it's very difficult. A lot of people come nowadays, and they say that I don't know how to focus, I just don't know how to do it. When I sit in study, I start thinking about my phone or I start thinking about a text message. When I look at a text message and update comes on my Facebook page. So I started looking at that, then somebody sends me a link to a video. So I started watching that and there's a link, you know, this related video, so I started watching those speaking of videos, I realized I haven't watched the third episode of that
season. So I started watching that and then the time is up and the exam starting. And so you know, I can't pay attention to one thing. So obviously, one of the visible devices of shaytaan has become our mobile devices. You know, we and you'll see me before a lecture I'll be like, sliding away on the phone and stuff. Right? Because I'm actually looking up I don't I don't text people. I don't I'm terrible at texting or anything else for that matter. But I'm looking up certain IOD or you know, reading some things right before I come up and speak with you just to refresh myself. But in any case, there are there are all of you have mobile devices with you at the moment and some of you are
actually holding on to them right now.
Texting as I speak. I mean, I've even seen one time. I've finished hookah and I, you know, got back home and somebody sent me a screencap of, I'm sitting in a football Nomani hand and it's like a timestamped update from the from the machine itself with a picture of me giving club and this is pretty sad. Like you when you're in the you're in the act of worship and you're worried about you know, getting some likes on a picture or you know, it's it said, So, one of the first challenges obviously is attention span regardless I'm going to push myself and inshallah to Allah by extension push all of you guys to to hopefully understand some of the more subtle things that are being talked
about today inshallah. So one particular attack of shaitaan that has to do with dealing with people, it has to do with dealing with people. There are two places in the Quran, Allah uses the words in noho. First he says, What am I gonna communicate on? He does first that is Billa in nahu semir on Allium solara. He says, If and when at all this happens and by the way, the MA imagines or naka de Massa justices are very caught not it's not a common situation. It's a very unusual situation if this might happen. And if it does happen, the chaplain is constantly adage agitating you with one of his agitating attacks. yanaka mina shaytani nos Hoon, and it's not even a small attack. It's a
pretty major attack. So we'll understand that attack in a little bit as I contextualize it right? He says first that his beloved and seek the refuge of Allah meaning how does the Muslim seek refuge of Allah? Allah him initiate under regime then Allah says no who set me on a limb which is easy enough no doubt about it. He certainly is all hearing and he's all knowing right so he mentioned two of his names in no seminar and it almost an exact replica of this is recursion Sula, facilite almost an almost an exact replica a lot so just has what am I gonna communicate on the nose one faster is Billa in now who has sent me a slightly different he says if at all, if at all in agitating attack
of shape on comes to you and it's a strong attack and it's getting at you then seek Allah's refuge. So far, it's identical. Yes. What was the other surah?
No one remembers It's okay. I'll keep I'll keep embarrassing you until you remember what is it are off very good. This one is Surah facilite this is what facilite 41 Okay. So, he says if and when this attack comes to you, what do you do first that is Billa seek refuge of Allah identical so far. Then he says in the who who has semiology no doubt about it. He in fact karma he is the listening the knowing. In other words, he added the he twice over he said in no semi alim in social era, but in so tosylate he says inna who, who was semi Alani, this is twice the emphasis on the Presence of Allah. Because in grammatical terms, they say for the Karana, the karasawa nappsa, who will move to
the Sumatran yet and we'll move to the attorney, he mentioned himself as the predicate of Ascension sentence twice the subject of a sentence rather twice, then the predicate, he no doubt he is the all hearing the all seeing. And he mentioned that the on top like the all hearing the all seeing a semia LLM, there's a law on it. The previous ayah that I mentioned from Allah robs me on alleman, he hears he sees, but he's not mentioned with the nametags if it's not specified like that. So it seems to be that in one place, Allah is telling us about the same exact shape on and the same exact attack in my
villa. It's exactly the same. But it seems to be that in one of them a lot emphasizes his presence that he's listening, and he knows way more than the other one. He does this. And it leaves you a little bit baffled as a reader of the Quran. Because you know, it's not just there to confuse the whole five. What was that? Why And where was it missing? It's not just for that there's actually very powerful reasons for this, why Allah emphasizes something somewhere, and he mentions almost exactly the same thing somewhere else, but he doesn't emphasize it. And in these comparisons, this is how Allah explains this on what value can I add? Because
this is how we explain the ayatollah himself says, you know, a new salary for Laos, Allah says, Allah Allah, He says, he changes the IOD, you read the receipt of new salary for layout, we changed the IRA, you know what you find? Allah says something, then he says something almost identical, almost identical, but he changes it a little bit. And that's his way of explaining himself. So if you don't pay attention to those changes, you're going to miss a treasure. There's going to be this endless treasure that's going to be missed. Unfortunately, the reality of the oma today is we read the Quran, the fortunate few that do read the Koran. We read it in a very linear way and we don't
read it in a reflective deep sort of way and we don't look for where else did Allah say this? Did he say it the same way? Is there a difference between this and that and we don't you know, we don't even emphasize the study anymore. Because the most of the Muslims are just interested in give me a fatwa whether or not I can eat at McDonald's, or you know, just, you know, just give me give me a holler. I'm just, you know, somebody come that's all I care about. But the reflection on the Quran, it opens the mind of the Muslim. It changes the way we see the world around us. It opens up these doors to wisdom that will not come to an end. Hey, me, too. I'll wave to
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issue I got. Both of them have to do with Darla, this is supposed to be allegedly why Islam session. So I'll talk about it in the context of Darwin. Both of these ions I chose, I could have talked about any other attack of shaitaan. I chose this one because both of these ions have to do with what again, with Darwin, okay, now, one place solara. Allah azzawajal is telling his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Hola,
Interesting language. He says grab on to forgiveness, grab onto pardon. Like pardon is a kind of slippery chicken that you're trying to grab, and it's running away. You could have just said, forgive. He didn't say forgive. He said grab onto pardon. There's a difference in language. Why say grab onto pardon. He's even say awful forgive and he forgives. But holding onto something suggests that it's slippery and it gets away. It's slippery, and it gets away. And it also suggests that you don't have it, you have to go and what? You have to get it, you have to get it. So for example, if somebody tells you eat, eat, that actually even suggests that there's a plate in front of you. But
if somebody says Jose parama couldn't
grab the food, go grab the food. What does that mean? That means you don't have it, you have to go and get it. You have to go and get it. And that suggests that this is going to require an effort. Even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told, there will be times when you're speaking to someone, and they're going to be so obnoxious, and they're going to be so ridiculous. And they're going to be so offensive. And their entire mission in life is to get under your skin. So you lose your temper. So they will say terrible things about you, and your profit and your book and your God. They will say all kinds of things to just try to agitate you because that's
what they want. And guess what they're doing that on behalf of they don't even know what in my Enza Hannah kameena shaytani knows one pasta is Mila this agitation is coming. This guy is speaking is spewing. Some of you have like a Dharma booth on your campus and some guy comes and starts spitting out all kinds of stuff about Rasulullah saw them and you're sitting there you're like 18 years old, have your coffee auto show you you know just in begins, you know? What is what is the lead tell His Messenger is a hula,
hula hoop. This is in the context of Dharma, first of all, hold on to forgiveness. What would have been and then bring the conversation back to what everybody recognizes. In other words, don't talk to him about he will try to talk to you about tangents. He'll try to take the conversation in 30 different directions. Hey, by the way, and your Tafseer of like temporary temporary says that, you know your profit and bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. And you listen to all of that, like, what? Somebody, what do you couldn't do? Do you even know who nobody was? Dude. By the way, just by the way, those of you that are in the field of firewall or you have non Muslims that come up
to you and mess with you or a class you're taking any moment probably Rahim, Allah has mentioned Watch out in my motto, but he was a historian. And he was a historian. And his job was to collect anything that's ever been said about the Koran, right or wrong. He just collected it. He wasn't normal for us in his third series called the robbery, but it's really a collection of all manner of quotes, all manner of quotes, right or wrong. He said, This is what I'm hearing being said about the cya. He didn't verify it. He didn't collect it. He was just saying historically, he wanted to record that in this century, these kinds of opinions about this idea existed, whether right or wrong. Now,
that becomes amazing ammunition for evangelicals or anti Islamic or whatever, because they can find all kinds of crazy things in which they've seen it. And that's not his opinion. And nor is he saying this is what the Quran means. He's just saying, This is what people be saying about the Quran. Check it out. That's all he did. It was an encyclopedia of quotes. It was a collective imagine it was like the old wiki. It was an old collection of comments archived. That's what it was. So we know we get all those any mom? And he said that in his texts here. Oh, how are we going to have a respond? But anyway, this guy is throwing tangents at you. And what does the IRS say? The IRS says what motivated
or off command to alert, it's not even a roof. It's an alert is actually more it's less demanding than the word narrow. narrow definition means that which is known everybody knows about it. But on earth is actually even more you can what you can call a social norm, call to the norm call to the common ground. Look, I don't know what you're talking about. But let's talk about the right of the neighbor. Let's talk about decency. Let's talk about this God who created everything the norm, everybody knows about that stuff. Bring it back to the common elements. No complicated conversation. You see people who try to get under your skin. They love complicated conversations. And if you
notice one thing about prophetic speech, it's always direct to the point and more most important of all, it's simple. It's straightforward. It cuts to the point it doesn't allow tangents. What more will then the Prophet is told Addis Ababa Salam what are the ninja Helene ignore deliberately ignore people who can control their emotions. guy comes up to you he's got Johanna. Johanna means
means you can control your emotions Jehle means you can control your emotions or do speakers have some idea of what jarhead means but let me ask you about Carnegie etc when you say that right that's that's kind of correct gehele means a guy who you know who can hold himself he starts you know using foul language starts getting loud starts getting obnoxious maybe even starts getting physical starts to switch starts changing colors and all this stuff. That guy you need to what you need to do what with that guy are already done who Yeah, and he didn't get away from those people ignore them. This is not a time to talk to them. If they're gonna turn into a gorilla. No, no point speaking to a
gorilla. It's it's just as productive as speaking to an actual gorilla. It's not you're not gonna get anywhere. So just leave it, let it go. Maybe there'll be another chance when he's not so like so overtaken by Shetlands was wasa will find another time to talk. Right. So if he's really losing it, you just let go, let just let it go.
By the way, when people lose it, they get even more offensive, right? And when you're walking the winds what what you what are you chicken, huh? I can help my questions, huh? I thought so. Well, you Muslims, take your Quran with you, etc, etc. And then as you're walking away what happens?
Like, you know, like, you know,
and you turn back, now I'm gonna put the smack down on you, boy, I'm gonna teach you so I'm gonna use all my I prepared all the arguments to make you feel so stupid. And I'll put you in your place. And in that's when this idea comes up. What am I Enza na cabina shaytani NASA and even when the shaitaan starts agitating you the idea is total pseudo loss on the long run the US alone, even if even if you might even have the possibility in the mind was used because it wouldn't happen with this little luck. Slice on the Mount protects little civil law. So he said I'm from the Versace fun, because he really shavon Muslim. That's why the mind is important. But by extension, all of us are
covered. How are we covered? as you're walking away from the ignorant? Does he get more aggressive or less aggressive? He gets more aggressive which which pokes at your ego. So Allah says to the messenger, listen, if that happens, then shaitaan will come to you because she likes to excite the ego. And at that point, just seek Allah's refuge. That's shutdown. That's what the the urge to want to go back and take him on and take him down and watch him be humiliated in public. That urge was not from Islam. That was from Shetland. That wasn't our that was your pride. So watch it and seek refuge of a law. Certainly he is listening and knowing it's pretty powerful. But that's sort of the
era where Allah mentioned that Allah hears and Allah. See, so Allah, here's what he said, Allah, here's what you're gonna say. Allah knows what he is in his heart and Allah knows what's in your heart. So if you turn around and arrogance Allah will know the words might be of Islam, but the heart has nothing of Islam. On this note before I go to the next ayah, Allah azza wa jal describes a very powerful phenomenon in the Quran. A very deep statement in the Quran, Allah says was a yen Allahumma shaytani r mela whom shaitan beautified their actions to them shaytaan beautified their actions to them, people mostly understand this idea and one way they understand this IoT mean, there
are things that are hot on like alcohol or partying or drugs or whatever and [???] on beautified the Haram for them. He they beautified you know whether it's their meetings in our they're lying or stealing or whatever, they're disrespecting elders, whatever they're doing. shaitaan beautified it for them. But this ayah means something else. Also, this I also means when you're doing the work of Dean what you're doing it for the wrong reasons.
When you're doing the work of white, what did I say, of Dean of Islam, you're doing that? Well. you're praying, you're doing good stuff, but you're doing it for the wrong reasons shaytan beautifies that
shaytan purifies good deeds to because he doesn't care about the deed, what does he care about that your heart should be corrupt? Once your heart is corrupt, you could outwardly be doing good things, but as he knows it will mean nothing. So he'll beautify it to you and you'll be delusional into thinking you're accomplishing great things. While home Yakubu Nanami sooner sooner, they will assume that they've accomplished incredible things. On the outside, everybody will think this guy's amazing, Mashallah, they're doing so much work. they've accomplished so much, but you've accomplished nothing, because in the heart, that was just the extension of one's pride. That's all
there was, you know, now turn to the other IRA, in which Allah emphasizes his presence even more, even more than the first one. Now, the first one was hard, because someone obnoxious came to you. And you have to hold on to forgiveness, like it's almost like forgiveness is not the first thought that came to your mind when you heard this guy speak. So you have to hold on to it, then you have to speak but speak the decent thing. Stay on subject and walk away when things get out of hand, well added energy healing, all of this is extremely easier, extremely hard. This is extremely hard, but it's about to get a lot harder, suited falsely let things get a lot harder. A lot. So just as well.
So we'll have Santa Paula say. First of all, remember the good and the evil are not the same. Good and Evil are not the same. And what in the world does that mean good and evil are not the same. Why even begin like that? That is teaching the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah
By extension, that not only are you to speak in a good way,
not not only is your message good, but the way you deliver in which you deliver it is part of goodness. So somebody could be saying a terrible thing. But they have a nice way of saying it.
And somebody could be saying wonderful things, but they have a terrible way of saying it. Not only is our message supposed to be good, the way in which we deliver that message is supposed to be good as well. Because if you put any element of bed, in your in your message or in the way you deliver it, it'll turn into something bad. Look, you can ask someone to pray you can ask your younger son to pray. There's a nice way to ask and there's a terrible with ask. said it's a lot of time you want to go pray together. Please come on come I'll get you some ice cream afterwards. So nice way to pray, nice way to ask, then there's you
know, it's a lot better. Right now just go pray. Why usually Prosser, how come you never read? You're such a waste of space. I told you a mother, she he you're like his her family, etc, etc. You know, you know, he called you her side of the genes or whatever. I mean, in both cases, you asked him to pray, but there's a leader said. You see what I'm saying that not just what you say but how you say it. So that's how the ayah begins. Then what does he say? He says it differ a bit, let he action respond with what is better. respond with the word with as kilimani bility eosin. respond with a word that is better respond with the answer that is better. What does that mean? That means
the guy's coming. He's obnoxious. Like last time, he's cursing, he's using foul language. He's attacking Islam left, right and center. You have to respond this time. Last time, you could do what?
You could walk away you forgive, stay quiet. Maybe you get to say one thing but you walk away. This time, Ally's saying no, you don't get to walk away, you got to respond. Sometimes you're in a situation where you have to respond. You can't walk away. It'll be the consequences of walking away. Sometimes they're better. But the consequences of walking away, sometimes it could do more damage than good. Sometimes you have to stand your ground. What if there's a you know, any mom or a speaker or that he's on TV, and he's being attacked on TV? He can't just take the mic off and walk away? Because we're millions of people. What does it look like Islam didn't have a response. You can
always walk away, you have to respond. So this is about a tougher situation. When you have to hold your ground and you have to respond in different ability. Yes. And then Allah says, Okay, now you have to respond. By the way, the guy was arrogant when you didn't respond. Imagine if you responded, does he get even more aggressive than before? It's like, Oh, forget this. He's, he's exactly where I wanted him to be. Because he was looking for a response. These people, they love responses, because then they pick one thing out of your response, and they try to tear it apart. And they take another thing and they try to tear it apart and take it and all different kinds of directions. So you're
left constantly defending yourself. That's what they love doing. So Allah says, even though the bane aka well being or Dawa, that even if there is clearly between you and himself in particular, there seems to be animosity. between him and you, there is no animosity, meaning the discussion has gotten so heated, that it's become clear that this guy doesn't just disagree with you, he actually hates you. He hates you hate in his face in his eyes and his words, and it's becoming clear that hatred is just spewing out. And when that happens, you still have to respond right? So unless has got to know who will lead him, then at that point, you have to think of him as a friend who would protect you.
And you have to think of him as your closest, most intimate buddy. When you talk to him. Imagine that it's not a guy who hates your guts, you need to imagine this is your closest friend, when he is used, the kind of friend that you would want by you when you're in a fight.
When he's a friend who has the urge, and the intention and the motive to protect you.
You will need to you need to pretend that guy's got your back instead of attacking you. And you need to pretend he's mean to you. I mean, comes from hammer. Hammer means fever. Hammer literally means fever. And you know why that's used here. Because there are some friends even thinking about them warms your blood, and you feel closeness. There's a love that comes in and takes over you. And Mr. Friend of mine, there's some friends of yours. And I live in Texas. Now. Some of my closest friends are in New York, even their name comes on like I missed that guy. I used to do all kinds of pranks with him and you don't have to mess with him so much. I can't mess with anybody anymore. They might
sue me or you know, in Texas, a lot of guns.
You know, there are actual signs in Texas and buildings. We are so sorry, no guns in this building. Like they apologize like four or five times. We're so sorry. I'd be really upset. I know you're offended. I hope you don't take it too personally. But no guns just for the weekend or so.
It's not the same as the arc Let me tell you, but anyway, so you know homies a close
Friend now when you talk to your close friend that you haven't spoken to in a while, is there a different tone? Isn't it? Allah is forcing this guy to internalize something almost humanly impossible. He is asking them to internalize the guy in front of you is hateful. It's become clear that he's hateful. But to you, you have to pretend that he is your protective, intimate close, buddy, your friend. And then Allah himself says one module aka ha Illallah Nina sabara. No, no, no. This is not accomplished by people at all, except people who truly have Subhan.
Allah recognizes himself, this ain't for everybody.
This ain't for you. If you don't have Southern stay out of our
I'm serious. That was not for everyone. It's not. If you don't have the patience for this kind of ethic, don't put yourself in that position, you will do more damage than good. Well, now you locka Highlander, Xena, Subaru. And then he says, By the way, all of this is so difficult to do. So unless as those who can pull this off, Well, mine will aka Ella who has a lien. And who can pull this off. It's this will this good patience. And this power and this ability to respond with better will never be met with to end with anyone except people who have incredible fortune to really truly fortunate with Allah. Why? Because when Allah gives you more difficult challenges, then the rewards are
proportionately higher. So he says this is for a very, very lucky, very fortunate people who can pull this off, you know, what are you luck? Oh, hello, hello. Now he says what am I gonna come in a thorniness one in the middle of that heated debate, if shaitan comes and pokes at you.
And if he wants you to respond and forget that you're looking at a friend, and you look at him as an enemy, just like he looks you as an enemy, and you get heated yourself, then at that time, seek the refuge of Allah. And then he says, you know who, who was semi early? No, no, no, he, he is the one listening He is the one who knows. In other words, you forget the person in front of you, all you can think of is Allah because he mentioned himself twice. Look at the power and the perfection and the eloquence of the Quran, where a difficult challenge was mentioned, Allah mentioned in the hussaini alim were way more difficult challenge was mentioned, in NA, who was semi on eilene.
Because in that challenge, you have to recognize that less presence to back off, you will not be able to back off on your own, there will be something that switches off inside of you, there's an animal part of us the gear that just clicks and you go into hyper aggressive mode and you turn into someone else, the only people who can back off from that are people who recognize that less presence. Let me give you a psychological example of that. You're about to get really angry with your younger brother.
And your dad walks in.
happens or no, you recognize your father's presence. And you realize I Whoa, whoa, wait, wait. Yeah, no, no, I think what were you saying? No, nothing, nothing.
You understand? When you recognize the authorities present something in you changes immediately, you were about to be angry, but you learn Oh, I know, I get in trouble. If I say anything. Now. Allah reminds you of himself at the right moment, well, in my hands on a communist, and he knows
the purpose of this this talk was to illustrate a couple of things. In the in the study of the wisdom of the Quran, and the study of the lessons drawn from the Quran, I tell you, the more I study it, the more I realized we haven't even scratched the surface. There are so many gems and so many treasures that need to be extracted from this book simply by reflection. And when I tried to study this stuff with, you know, with a seat and other lexical resources and things like that, I realized the things that people could use immediately the practical stuff, it's scattered in volumes and volumes of books, you read four pages, and then you read one line that's like epic and oh snap, why
did I have to read four pages of nothing for this? You know, but it's there. But it's so scattered. And it's a it's an undertaking in and of itself, to pull that stuff out and put it in one place so that we can have, we can extract these gems, you know, because so for so many the Koran simply became an academic exercise. It's a living text, is giving us advice for what we're going through right now. The other reason I gave you this particular example, is because when people think of the attack of shaytaan, they think of drugs, alcohol, you know, partying, illicit relationships. That's where shaytans at work, let me tell you Shetlands at work from the top to the bottom. Like you know,
some people start thinking well, if I become a good person, I started praying and stuff or I start learning Islam and talking to people about Islam then shut down Leave me alone, because you know, I'm good now.
No, the worst attacks of shaitaan are mentioned in the Quran for people who are trying to go on the straight path. The people who are headed down the wrong path are on basically cruise control from shaitan. He says, john, when you have your fun,
you're already on cruise control heading towards you know, hellfire. So I'm going to work on these guys over here and help them make a U turn. You understand and any of you turns around and then shut up.
comes back at you once again how much time I got left?
Five minutes. Okay, I can wrap this up in five minutes inshallah. Okay, so now a last thing this is unrelated to these two is what I hope you benefited from that discussion in Sharla. Soto that often students will say that for your reference, now I want to tell you about one of the one of the ways in which shaitan got our parents, if you really want to understand JSON properly, you need to be you need to see where his career began. His career began with messing with our parents or the man who works alone, Allah Hema, and if you really want to understand that you have to study so total out of the seven Surah solara. Allah mentions what he did and his strategy in detail. He accounts step by
step by step how he worked his way to get our parents out of Jenga, and therefore, by extension, how he's working to keep us out of Jannah. Once he got them out, he wants to keep us out. Right? So now of the many things because that's a long passage and it's incredible stuff. Like every one of those steps is a discussion by itself. But I will mention just one of those steps to you. And that one step is for de la Huma vihara della in Arabic is a verb that delea as an infinitive, the verb is actually used when you have a bucket and you have a rope attached to the bucket and you pull the bucket slowly. Little by little by little by little, if you pull it immediately it's Abdullah
Abdullah if you pull it slowly, then it's della Now in the case of use of Allah He Salaam he was in the bottom of a well
and they pulled the bucket up and a boy came up you remember the story? So the IRS has for Abdullah dolla dolla dolla means it came up rather quickly. Now, you and I know a boy is not that light. So it would take still a while to pull it up. Right. So that's Abdullah. But when shaytan is described figuratively as he took this he took other men who was a Llama Llama, and he yanked him out like a bucket is pulled up out of a well, using deception. But Allah uses the word della, meaning he took his sweet time, like a boy pulling being pulled out of the well, we'll take a few minutes to, but shaytaan took a lot longer than that to pull them out of genda. In other words, he didn't just go
there and say, Hey, that fruit Oh, just do it. Just do it. Come on. And that was it. And then our friends were like, Okay, this is a good idea. Like No, no, no, no, no. He did was he came to them. He's came to the first time they called it our little blemishes on it. Then it came again. Then it came again. Then he came again. Then he came at night. Then he came in the morning and said, hey, you're hungry. You're hungry. Hey, I know this one tree. Imagine [???]. Jenna has countless trees, countless trees. Jonah is way bigger than this earth. ls has
its skies is its size as the skies in the earth combined. Then he says alohacare of the summer even of its size is maybe somewhat comparable to the skies in the earth, meaning it's even bigger than the skies in the earth. It's even bigger than that. So how many trees in Jenga and the look holes agenda, which means every bit of it is covered with green or trees. So the entire span of more than what we know of the constantly Expanded Universe is covered with trees. So how easy is it to find one haraam tree?
We think about that all the trees in the entire universe of genda there is one that is haraam. And shaitan had to first of all GPS them back to that one tree.
Little by little and take this turn. Why don't you go over here? Once you go check that out, check that check the strawberries. Those were pretty good, don't they? And he did. So he didn't call them to the harem necessarily does not suggest he called them to something now are all the other trees hold on?
No. All the other trees are not calm. But he's not even directly saying go to that tree saying go to this one. Go to that mountain, check out this waterfall, then go over here and go over here. And they're going and they think this has nothing to do with what a larger plan. They don't see it that this is part of a larger plan and Alliance teaching us that's exactly what shaitan does. So what does he do with you?
He tempts you into doing something
and when you do it at first wrong.
At least I'm not doing and then you can fill in the blank with your creativity. Because when kids get caught this at least I didn't and then they you know, right. But he only wanted to get you to the first milestone. Because from there he will work on you for a month or two to get you to the second milestone. And then to the third milestone, and then to the fourth milestone, eventually you will be doing the very thing you said early on at least I'm not doing you'll be doing that. But he won't get to you immediately. He will work on you slowly work on you slowly he'll work out he'll he'll work on a guy and a girl to develop an you know legitimate relationship slowly. First, they'll
just see each other in the bazaar
Oh, you like that, too? I love that to see.
I love him because he is amazing.
Oh, you love that, too? Oh, okay. Okay. What's the last copy? Oh, I'll let you buy it. It's okay. Please, please. It's innocent. Okay, hamdulillah is that Salaam? alaikum? alaikum. Salaam. He? He did. He did a little bit. It was all innocent at first, and then it takes a little bit. Hey, ah, do you know what to clean?
Yes, I do.
You know? Okay, I know him to. Somebody comes in says hey, you can't say do you know of? ROM? I can't even ask what boo Kareem is? Is it haram to talk to her brother? at all? No, I can't tell you that it's hot. Um, but you know what she was doing? Just a little
story on Facebook. Of course, I actually already looked you up, you know?
Little by little.
And then you then you'll say, we're just texting. You don't do anything else. We're just on WhatsApp together. It's all just a picture. It wasn't a video is just a picture
will be one justification than another just, there's just a dinner. It's what the whole MSA
Yeah, I know. I know.
How did he know that? Who told him
one thing to another to another to and then I get the phone call brother in the mind. You have a couple of minutes. I want to talk to you. What's her name, bro?
You know, well, you know, the shaytaan the low mobility guy. He got us now I really want to marry her. But I'm 14 years old and
it's happened. It's happened.
He will get you look.
boys like girls, there's no hiding it. They do. And she knows that better than you? He does. And you know what? You know what else? The way you know how people like to dress provocatively now like if I go to Target or Walmart or any other store to even buy my kids on some clothes. I can't find decent clothes anymore. For my girls. They're like 910 you know, eight years, seven years old. I can't go to the store and buy any decent clothes. I have to go to the boys section to find sweatpants for them. Mothers here know what I'm talking about? Because they they make horrible clothes. Like, like, I can't even say it on stage kinds of clothes for kids now. Because they're trying to sexualize
children. They're trying to do this right now when you see that when you when you walk through the aisle of the kids clothing section. You know what I think is by the way they do this in the toy section. And the toy section back in the day Barbie long dress you know and now brats shorter and shorter skirts more and more Lee huge lips with makeup on them. Right with like eyeliner and all of it. You know, brats you seen the rats? Right? And they're they're selling like hotcakes. Those things go. I actually experiment with my children. When I take my girls sometimes at the toy store. I put a bread in the cart. About take that out as disgusting. I was like, why is it disgusting?
Because I say it's disgusting, or you think is disgusting. Explain to me why it's disgusting. I like it.
No, I think I think it's nice. Don't you think we should give this to your younger sister? No, but no, this is wrong. Why is it wrong? Explain it to me. You have to stand up for yourself and explain it to me. I don't want to hear an artificial answer. Because sometimes kids tell you what you want to hear. I want to know how you're thinking, why is this wrong? Why is this bad? You know, and I have to teach them how to articulate themselves. But anyway, as I mentioned this to you because the one of the earliest earliest attacks of shaitan This is when he was beginning his career.
He wanted us he wanted our parents to eat from the tree you remember how much time we got left.
He wanted us to eat from the our parents to eat from the tree. You recall this. Allah mentions with lamb at that level. It's called lamb Italian lamb Italian means the reason why he wanted us to eat from the tree.
The other lamb will explain why.
He says liuba de la Houma ma wuyang, Houma and so ottima he wanted them to go to the tree and eat from the tree so that he could expose to each of them what was covered of their ugliness.
He wanted them to lose their clothes. He wanted them to be provocative in front of each other. This is what he wanted. This is this was was his way of humiliating, because Adam alayhis salaam was honored and what better way to humiliate someone within to remove their clothes.
You know, and he wanted that for both our mother and our father. What is happening in the world of design? What is happening in the world of entertainment. How are you justifying yourself watching
television shows that have the following has sexual content, you're like, Oh, just some sexual God is that some
I can forward it?
You know, I could skip that part, I just see the first second of it, then I'll say us for the law, then I'll watch it again, when nobody else is there.
It's disgusting. But this is what she had done is done. And he knew that human beings will lose their dignity if they lose their clothes. And now we are living in times where losing the clothing is celebrated. It's just celebrated. Why are guys working out?
If they're going to stay dressed?
You can you can tell me you're working out because you want to be healthy. But there are plenty of other exercises you can do. But you want to build certain muscles of your body. Because eventually you want to find an excuse where somebody sees you.
It said, even guys, even guys, and girls, you know, why are they there, there are girls that are dressed. And they want to tell themselves, they're dressed islamically they're covered head to toe. But covering isn't just the Islamic code of dress. It's about protecting, covering what Allah beautified within you. So if you're, if you're covered head to toe, but you're wearing skin tight clothes,
you know, or you're drawing attention to certain parts of your body with the way the kinds of clothes you're wearing, you know, you don't don't kid yourself, you know, and I'm talking to you like your older brother. I'm not I'm not gonna you know, beat around the bush. It is like it is my daughter's have to hear this from me too. So I'm not going to come and talk to you like just a formal lecture, somebody might get offended. Look, I'll tell you like it is your 1415 years old, you're 16 years old, 17 years old, there's no reason you should be dressing like that. There's no reason and don't kid yourself that you're wearing a hijab, and don't kid yourself.
and I'm not gonna call you out, if you're walking by Hey, dressed better or whatever, I'm not gonna call you up. But this is my opportunity to call you out. And nobody else can call you out. You have to call yourself out, you have to stop letting shaitan trick you into thinking, this is your way of looking beautiful. This is not. This is not. This is sad. This is what it is. People who don't have anything higher to find meaning in, this is what they find meaning and I'm not saying you shouldn't dress nicely. Girls have a natural tendency to want to dress nicely guys can look like homeless people and they're fine. girls. Girls have a thing. They want to dress nicely. That's fine. You
know, I wouldn't dress like this. If my mom didn't tell me I wouldn't do it. You know? So my mom's
like, okay, Mama, okay, okay. He'll go like that. Like that to lecture. I was like, okay, mom. All right, fine. I'll just like a human. But girls want to look pretty. That's fine. You know what? Cool? That's cool. No problem. I'll even says when he revealed clothing. He said what Isha and means to look well look nice. He did. But not provocative and you are smart enough to know the difference? And please don't pretend you don't. You do. You know very well, and your mother calls you out on it to
your mother calls you out as a mom, come on. Don't say that. You're embarrassing me? No, she's not embarrassing you. She's giving you a reality check. Sharon's messing with you. And your mom's trying to help you out. Don't dress like that don't dress like this. And then there are the sad situations in our families where the mother tells the daughter take the job off. Why is your job so loose? Why can't you get a tighter one that look nicer? You know, there are those sad, disgusting situations that needs to stop? Yes, I know.
I know. I know. I know. Let me pick on the boys now and go.
So that was one trickery of shutdown that I wanted to highlight for the young ladies. For the young man. Just very quickly. One of the meanings of the word shaytaan Shah is halakhah whiterock actually alcoholic, which means he got set on fire, literally to be set on fire. It's used as a figure of speech in Arabic for losing one's temper. So you justify your misbehavior by losing your temper and storming out of a conversation. And then you still do what you do. So your mom says stop playing video games. Forget it.
Or just walk away? And you know, don't be so angry. It's okay, come back, come back. No, Mom, you're always interrupting my very important, you know, purpose in
You know, or is it half life? I don't know what the games are called. You know,
you you hide you justify your misbehavior by just acting all tough. So nobody could correct you. anybody tries to give you advice?
or whatever, whatever. I'm not coming back. I don't need this. You know, this is shape on that shape on when you're incapable of taking advice, incapable of being corrected. Just you get flared up. He just got flared up. I give hope i yesterday I was really happy with myself. I get hooked on usually my photos don't make any sense. yesterday. It made sense. I thought it made sense. You know, so I was like, Okay, I'll handle it. This one went well. Uncle comes up to me and says Yoda made no sense at all.
It had no content. I did not understand anything you were saying it was completely impractical. It was terrible. You have an obligation to speak clearly in front of the youth. You did not connect with the youth at all. I thought Jehovah was terrible.
And I listened to that. And I said, Okay, do you have any suggestions?
And he said, Yeah, I have lots of suggestions. My family was waiting downstairs there in the car, kids getting cranky and all that. I sat with the uncle for 30 minutes. And he gave me suggestions. And I wrote them.
I literally wrote them, I put them in my phone, and I can save them and I have them. And I disagree with some of them. But I agree with some of them.
You have to learn to take criticism, it's okay. I did not say excuse me, are you on YouTube?
Guys don't get heated when somebody corrects you chill out. Just accept it, take it. They're probably right. Because your guys
you know. So I pray that we're able to combat the attacks of Satan and raise ourselves to the point where we are so good at combating shavon that the real attack of shaitaan happens that in our personal lives, but when we're carrying the word of Allah, like I mentioned in the beginning, we have to raise ourselves to that, you know, you that wasn't relevant to many of you, when shaitan comes in, you're talking about Allah, why not? Why don't you raise yourself so you can talk about Allah and then these if you can live by them, you know, we have to become those people. May Allah azza wa jal elevate all of us in our status and May Allah azza wa jal take the good of what is said
and forgive the wrong that is said barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.