Qur’anic Pearls Day 30 – Divine protection
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Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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Our author Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, all are all there'll be a lot been nurse say I seek refuge in the lord of mankind. Melih keenness the Sovereign of mankind. Isla hiddenness the God of mankind. Men, Sherrill was worse ill Han nurse from the evil of the retreating whisper. And levy us we soufeel saluting nurse, who whispers evil into the chests of mankind, mean Elgin Natty oneness from among the jinn and mankind from the beginning shavon has been an enemy to human beings. And shaitan is always seeking ways to take people away from Allah azza wa jal to mislead people from the straight path. So in this surah, we are being taught as to how to
deal with this great enemy. And the way we deal with this enemy is that we seek refuge with Allah azzawajal. Because with the protection of Allah, a person becomes stronger, and the plot of shaitan comes to nothing. With the protection of Allah with the help of Allah, a person is able to reject, and counter the whisper of shaitan, than the whisper of chez Pon does not have any effect on a person. And with the strength of faith, a person is actually able to receive the ability to do more good than and this way, a person is able to win against this enemy, this enemy who is shavon, who is after every single one of us. So we see that the last surah of the Quran, at the end of the Quran
Surah coonass offers us necessary guidance, guidance that we are in desperate need of in order to protect ourselves from the plot of shaitan. So in this surah, what are we doing? We are seeking refuge with who with Robin ness with the rub of people with mellie can nurse with the Sovereign of people with Isla hiddenness with the God of people, and we are asking Him as our gela to protect us, against what against the evil of what's worse in harness against the evil of the retreating whisper, the shaytaan who is the root of all evil? And you see the greatest evil, the greatest fitna of shaitan is that he whispers into us we so few so do it in NASS right into the chests of people, and
then he invites people to do wrong. How, by making wrong appear as beautiful by presenting evil as good and shaitan incites and urges people to disobey Allah soprano tada shaitan strength strengthens their will to disobey Allah. And at the same time shikon makes people dislike and resent the doing of good deeds. shavon weakens people's resolve to obey Allah and shaitan greatly deceives people and this is why we are being taught over here that we surrender ourselves we give ourselves entirely in Allah's protection against the evil
capon because that is the only refuge and safety that we have. And you see over here, it has mentioned very clearly, the che plan whispers into the chests of people, you see your chest, your Southern is your most sacred space. Because this is where your life is centered, this is where your heart is. And the heart is what is connected with the rest of the body. The heart is what leads the rest of the body. It is what sustains the brain also. So when shaitan tries to whisper into the chest of people, What is he trying to do? He's trying to overcome them entirely. And so it is very important that we pay attention to our inner space. How do we think? What kind of thoughts do we
entertain? What kind of thoughts do we entertain about ourselves about Allah subhanaw taala about other people, because it is through these thoughts. That che plan tries to lead us astray. And a lot of times what happens is that in this inner space, we become very unkind to ourselves. And this is how again, Shelton weakens us from the inside, in order to overcome us in order to defeat us, in order to make us in order to make our connection with Allah subhanaw taala. Weak, now Sula to nurse is a very unique surah, about which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Do you know that last night certain verses were revealed? The like of which there is no precedents, meaning
there is nothing like these two Sutras, and these two solos are coolaroo the Bureau of Bill Falak and pull are all the bureau beingness which together are called the more or with attain the two sources through which we seek refuge with ALLAH and surah two ness is one of the best ways of seeking refuge with Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, or even our best, shall I not inform you of the best words of refuge that those who seek refuge ever use? Meaning Do you want to know the best and most effective way of seeking God's protection against evil against che plan against any danger? And even our best said Bella, yes or messenger of Allah and the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, pull through the Bureau of Bill Falak Ruby Robin NASS these two sources. So these two sodas are the best way of seeking refuge. It is so unfortunate that people even though they know the sutras, they don't have faith that the sutras are a means of protection. Instead, they would rather go to someone who can give them a necklace or a charm to wear or someone who can, you know, read something on them and, you know, give them something to eat or drink and things like that. Whereas the recitation of these two Sooners is the best way of seeking refuge and we have been taught to recite the sutras after every Salah. In a hadith we learn that Obi
Wan Ahmed said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded me to recite the morrow with that, meaning, the surah to Falak and surah to ness, after every Salah. He instructed me to recite the sutras after every Salah in other narrations, we learn about reciting wallula headcollar, with the brockville, Falak amcal are with a bit of bananas, these three sutras every after every single Salah for our protection. And if we recite these Sutras, three times in the morning, and in the evening, then this is sufficient to protect us against every evil, because the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that the recitation of these soldiers three times in the morning
and three times in the evening, will take fee come in cliche, they will suffice you against everything. And you see incircle Falak, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us against the evils, that the physical evils, the evil that we are surrounded with evils that we can see evils that we cannot see, you know, evil of the night evil of of the of the magic of the magicians, and in Surah two nasware asking Allah subhanaw taala to protect us against che plan. So these are soldiers that we should really make a habit of that we recite them in the morning in the evening after every salah and we should teach these sutras to our children, and don't just teach them and then let them you
know, recite whenever they want. Make a point that your children are reciting the sutras. You see these days, all of us are afraid. We are afraid to shake hands. We're afraid to touch anyone. We are you know, afraid to touch anything.
thing, constantly, we're cleaning our hands. We're wearing masks, we're practicing social distancing. And yes, we need to take these precautions. Absolutely. But at the same time, we also need to take precautions, how? By seeking refuge with Allah azza wa jal, because, you know, just like the virus is something that we cannot see with our own eyes. shaitan is a certain danger, a certain enemy, whom, again, we cannot see with our own eyes. So we need to beg Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the safety and the protection that we so desperately need. Because you see the virus, yes, it is something dangerous, but its impact is only worldly, right? May Allah subhanaw taala
protect us all milissa panel thought to bring healing to those who are in difficulty. May Allah subhanaw taala bring this all out of this difficulty. But the point is that, you know, an a worldly illness, a physical illness, right? Sooner or later it goes or worldly difficulty is something that eventually comes to an end. But the danger of shaytaan, the threat that Shay pawn poses at us that danger is everlasting. And if shaitan leads a person astray, if shaitan gains power over a person, then what does that mean? That means that a person will suffer in hell in jahannam will area to Billa. So, this is the danger of shape plan, the evil of shape Han is a is an evil that is greater
than any other evil that we know of. And you see, you know, there are people who are vulnerable to certain dangers to certain illnesses, right, the risk is greater. But when it comes to the evil of shaitan, than remember his trade plan is an enemy to every single one of us. All of us are vulnerable, all of us are in danger. And so it is essential that we beg Allah azza wa jal, we asked him to protect us against the evil of shaitan in the morning, in the evening, after every salah and we also teach our families we remind one another to seek refuge with Allah. So let's look at the meaning of the surah. Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us over here, all rules will be Robin nurse,
you should say that I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind, meaning I seek refuge with the rub of people. Why? Because He alone is able to protect his slaves. You see, first of all, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being addressed that could you say, but the application over here is general. So every believer must say this, every single one of us should say this call Ruby Robin nurse, that I beseech the help and protection of the rub of people. I asked him to protect me to save me. The question is, who is robinus? Rob is Lord Master, Rob is the nourisher and sustainer, the one who creates the one who provides and nurtures and that by definition also means that he
provides safety. Because when you're looking after something, you are ensuring its growth, you also have to ensure that it is protected in safe. So for example, if you have a plant at home and you're taking care of it and you want that plant to grow,
it's not enough for you to just put it in sunlight, and just you know, every now and then make sure that you are giving it water, you also have to make sure that it's protected against any anything that could cause it harm. So for example, if you have a pet at home that could potentially damage the plant, you make sure that that plant is safely put away, right that that pet does not have access to that plant. So nurturing, providing sustaining ensuring growth also means providing safety. So Robin NASS, first of all, we say that I seek refuge with Robin NASS the Lord of all people, who is the only Rob of all people who has created them, and who nurtures them, who takes
care of their affairs, who sets things right for them. So we are seeking refuge with him. But isn't it the case that Allah subhanaw taala is the rub of everyone or Bella aalameen the rub of the world's not just off people. Yes, Allah subhanaw taala is the rub of all creatures, the angels and the jinn. And the fish and the birds and the animals any all creatures are, you know have been created by Allah Subhana Allah is the Lord of all things.
But then why do we specify over here that I seek refuge with the rub of people, because we are people. And as people, we are acknowledging over here that Allah is our rub, and that we are in need of his aid and protection. And it is only Allah, our rub our Creator, our sustainer, the one who regulates our affairs, who can truly protect us from what we fear, who can truly save us from the danger that we find ourselves in. And another reason why we say Robin ness is because out of all the creation, people it is human beings who are respectable, right in the sense that Allah subhanaw taala has chosen human beings over the rest of the creatures. So we are acknowledging over here,
that Allah is even greater, because he is the rub of all people. Yes, people may be powerful. Yes, people may have a lot of strength and a lot of ability and, and a lot of brains and a lot of skills. But Allah azza wa jal is actually very Lord, the one who created them, the one who owns them, the one who has power over them, so we seek refuge not with people, but with the Lord of people. And remember that Allah subhanaw taala, who is Robin NASS, Rob Bella alameen. A rub is one of the names of Allah and Allah subhana wa tada sustains all of his creatures. And we see that Allah subhanaw taala, he provides for not just the worldly needs of people, but he also provides for their
spiritual sustenance and for their protection against the enemy. shaitan Allah subhanaw taala is the one who saves them. So Allah, He is the rub of all this is his rubia Rama. But when it comes to the believers, those who seek refuge with him, those who worship Him and seek His help than Allah subhanaw taala he is, he is especially their Lord. So this is rubia hasa Ibrahim alayhis salam praised his Lord as a lady Hello Connie, for Who are you Dini, the one who created me so he is the one who guides me, well, lady who are up rimoni were skinny, and he is the one who gives me to eat, and also gives me to drink what either Maria to for Hawaii ashvini. And when when I fall ill He is
the one who heals me, well lovey, you need to need some Mohini and he is the one who will cause me to die, and then he will resurrect me again. So from the beginning of my existence, until the end, and everything in between, Allah is the one who takes care of me. My love is the one who takes care of me. Remember that Allah azza wa jal rob the Lord, He is the one who fulfills the needs of all his slaves. And this is why when we need protection, again, we turn to Allah, we seek protection with him. In a hadith in Sahih, Muslim we learn that Allah azza wa jal says, All my slaves, all of you are lost except for those whom I guide, so seek guidance from me, I will guide you, all my slaves,
all of you are hungry, except for those whom I feed. So seek food for me, I will feed you, all my slaves, all of you are unclothed, except for those whom I give clothing to so seek clothing from me and I will clothe you, all my slaves, all of you commit sin by night and by day, and I am the one who forgives all sins, so seek forgiveness from me and I will forgive you. So this Hadees beautifully tells us that whatever need we have, Allah is the only one who fulfills that need. Allah is the only one who provides for us so that those needs are met. So when we need protection also, who is that that can protect us? It is our Rob Robin ness. This is why we begin by saying, rule to
be Robin NASS, I seek refuge with the Lord of people. And then Melly kin NASS, the rub of people is also the Melek, the Sovereign of people. You see, there are two other names of Allah, which are similar to the name Malik, and these names are Malik and Malik. So there are multiple Names of Allah, very similar in meaning, and all of them remind us of the fact that that authority and ownership is with Allah alone. Allah is the only one who possesses absolute control and absolute power over everything in a set that Malik is the one who has complete possession and control of some
thing, but Malik is the one who in addition to that, also has the power to implement his command to, to execute his will. So many can ness, Allah subhanaw taala is the real, the true the actual Malik and Sovereign of people whose decree and command regarding them prevails for Allah Allah who will medical help. Yes, there are many creatures who have some level of power and authority, but their power is not absolute. Their authority is not complete, and it is not necessary that what they decide prevails. And we see that Allah subhanaw taala he is the real and medical Hulk he is Millican ness, the skies and the earth are in his control, and none shares his dominion at all. No one
besides Him is the real owner. Every owner besides Allah is a temporary feeble owner whose authority whose control is limited, whose ownership is short lived. And we see this we witnessed this in the world, that great kings they're born and they die, great presidents, they come and they leave right, this is the reality of the creation, that we do not have absolute authority and power, especially over human beings. We see that there are you know, brutal leaders who are you know, able to force people to to commit grid atrocities. But, you know, while while they may have control over, you know, some aspects of people, they cannot have control over their hearts. They cannot control that
they cannot break their spirits. So many can NASS the real sovereign, an owner of people is who it is Allah azza wa jal, he has so much authority and control over people, that he can even change the hearts of people. Right, he can change the way that people think. So, Allah subhanaw taala Mulliken, NASS before him, all kings and all rulers are nothing the entire earth and skies are in his grasp. Yet, Allah azza wa jal calls us every night and says nl Malik nl Malik. I am the king. I am the King manvir levy you're the Rooney for estar de Bella, who who is it? That will call upon me so that I will answer him Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is the medic of all people. Yet he invites us
that we should call upon him. Yet he invites us that we should ask him, we should seek forgiveness from him. So he is many kin ness. And then ila hiddenness, the God of people, meaning Allah, Who is the rub of mankind. The Maalik of mankind is, in fact, the only ILA of mankind as well, meaning the only one who is deserving of their worship. And remember this, as human beings, no one deserves our worship other than Allah or xojo. There is nothing at all, no one at all, that deserves our worship, except Allah subhanaw taala. And there is no god besides Allah, and the only God we need is who? Allah subhanaw taala because Allah is enough for us. So he is Isla he naps. And it is for his
worship, that Allah subhanaw taala created us. And it is for his worship, that Allah subhanaw taala sends messengers to people over and over again, to remind them to call them to the worship of Allah. Right? We learn that one malloc to general ins in lallier boon and I did not create gene and men except that they should worship Me, the prophets of Allah set to their nations or Buddha Allah, man, a common Illa in zero, all of you should worship Allah, you have no God besides Him. So Allah is Illa him ness. He is the real, the actual god of people, meaning the only one who deserves their worship. And the fact is that all people are his slaves. But not all people worship Allah. Right to
bad for them. They're the ones who were missing out. Those who truly worship Allah, those who accept Allah as their ILA, and who dedicated worship to Allah, such people such slaves are Allah's special slaves. So Allah subhanaw taala mentions his prophets with curry bagdana mentioned our slaves, Allah subhanaw taala honors them about new ideas sent out Allah subhanaw taala says in noble kana or the den shockula in
He was a very grateful slave, a very grateful worshiper about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also, Allah subhanaw taala mentions that Subhana levy asabe yarrabah de lailah meenal masjidul huldah mi Ll masjidul AXA, that Glory be to the one who took his worship or by night, right from where from must either Haram in Makkah to most of the Aqsa in Jerusalem linaria human I atina. So, we see that the prophets of Allah are described as the worshipers of Allah. So, Allah is Allah hiddenness, the true the actual god of people who is the only one deserving of their worship, and he is the only God that people need, because he is enough for them. So, we mentioned three Sleaford of
Allah three attributes of Allah over here, the attribute of rubia the fact that he is Rob He alone is Rob, the creator, the master, the owner, the nourish or the Sustainer, the protector, right. And then the second cipher that we mentioned is of mulk the fact that he is many keenness right that he is the real Sovereign of people, that we belong to him, that he has complete authority over us that we cannot escape him. We cannot get away from him. And and then the third cipher that we mentioned is off Lulu here. The fact that He alone is God He alone is ILA and by mentioning after mentioning, three Slee fat, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us against one evil. And what is that evil?
It is min Sherrill was worse in harness the evil of the retreating whisperer. And this shows us how dangerous this evil is. That we call upon Allah by three of his unique powerful attributes. And we ask Allah to protect us against one evil. This shows us how dangerous how serious this evil is the evil of this retreating whisper who is straight on and what does this shaitan do? What is evil? is evil is his shot is that a lady you were Swiss refused to do renounce, he puts worse wasa into the chests of people. The question is what exactly is this West West? You see West wasa is described as a photo huffy a very subtle hidden sound, meaning a sound that cannot be heard by the ear. But it is
there. So sometimes the word waspa is actually applied to the sound of the rustling of leaves or the sound of you know, moving jewelry, and things like that. But technically, what's wasa any is the whisper of chez Pon, right? It is the talk that happens silently inside of the mind, you cannot hear it with your ears, it is perceived by the mind it is happening inside of us. Right. So it is described as Hadeeth enough's, it is the talk that's happening inside of the knifes because shaitan has access over there. And so shaitan You know, he puts these subtle messages into the minds of people, right? There's some interference that he causes, and, you know, between those brain
connections, etc. And so, what happens is that sometimes a person is not even able to decipher that, Is this me? Or is this shaytaan? That Am I the one who is, you know, who is thinking like this, who has this bad idea? Or is it shaytaan? Who is telling me over here? So once wasa is very hidden, right, it cannot be perceived by the IRS. It's it's happening inside of us. And you see, when these thoughts overcome a person, then they turn into negative thinking patterns. Right? These were these were, these were salvus. These evil whispers they turn into thinking patterns. And who is this was worse, the whisperer it is the shank on and on every person, you know, there's a shaytaan that is
appointed, right, who has access to that person who whispers evil into that person, but he is also described as hon ness and Han ness is one who retreats again and again. Which means that she upon when he comes to a person to cast an evil thought in his mind, right? What happens is that when a person remembers Allah when a person says Bismillah, or rubella or any kind of victory
La hawla wala quwata illa Billah, the tripod goes away. When the van is made shaitan goes away, right? But then shikon doesn't stay away. You see, there's some people who when they're bothering you, sometimes you give them a piece of your mind that they get afraid of you. Right? And they actually leave you for good. Or at least this stop bothering you for some time. Right? But che pawn does not quit. Shape Han does not give up. He is hon. NASS, he keeps coming again. And again. And again. And this is why it is so important that we keep asking Allah subhanaw taala to protect us against the evil of shape on. You see, sometimes what happens is that people think that if we take a
certain vaccine, then you know, we're good, right? We're fine, then nothing, nothing can can harm us, right? insha Allah, we hope that these vaccines turn out to be like that. But Allahu arlon any long term effect is something that we don't know for sure, as of yet. But, you know, there's no vaccine that you can take against the evil of shape Han. Right, there's, there's nothing that you can use to permanently keep shaitan away from you. Because the nature of shaitan is that he will keep coming back, he will not quit. So we have to constantly give ourselves in a loss protection against the evil of shaitan. And the danger of shaitan is that he you were Swiss refused to do it in
nerves, he directly tries to access the southern, right, meaning he he puts these thoughts were in the chest fi so do the nurse, right, so these thoughts gather in the chest, and if they're strong enough, then they enter the heart. But if they're not strong enough, if a person repels them, then they will not enter the heart. So remember that Southern the chest is different from the heart, the heart is inside of the Southern. Alright, the heart is inside of the chest. But it hasn't been said over here, FICO, Lubin ness, it has been said feel so rude and nasty, and this is such a blessing, because of shape Han had direct access to our hearts, then it would be very, very difficult.
shaitaan only has access to the chest. So he puts the waswas into the chest. And when those thoughts gather, and they strengthen, and they stay, then eventually they enter into the heart. But this means that we have the ability to shield ourselves against the whispers of shaitan. And how do we do that? We do that by immediately seeking refuge with ALLAH, the moment we realize this is a negative thought this this it you know, it does not befit me that I should think like this, that I have a negative assumption about a good friend, right about a fellow believer that I should think like this about Allah subhanaw taala or that I should think so bad about myself, these are not appropriate
befitting thoughts, and you say our other Billa you say a stuffy Roma, right, you do something to to counter those thoughts than those was always they will not enter your heart. Right? But But when we let those thoughts stay in the in the chest, and they keep gathering, and they keep you know, and they make a home in the chest, then eventually they will enter the heart. And remember that when something enters the heart, then what is it that leads the body it's the heart that leads the body the heart is your boss, which is why the Prophet sallallahu earlier said and told us that if the heart is good, then the entire body is good. But if that lump of flesh, right, if that is corrupt,
then the entire body is corrupt. So shaitan wants to access the heart which is why he us we Sophia salutin ness. So it is important that we repel these thoughts right away, and we don't let them stay. We don't let them linger. We don't let them get stronger. Now one tripod whispers. Now these whispers are of different kinds. Sometimes these whispers are such that they are meant to corrupt a person's beliefs, right the beliefs regarding Allah regarding the messenger sallallahu earning Salaam regarding the Quran. So you know shaitaan will put a was was like who knows if this Quran is even true? A Stafford Allah any the woman a thought like this comes through the Billa right La hawla
wala quwata illa Billah and then sometimes what happens is that shaytaan whispers, thoughts, to incite us to commit sin to urge us to do something wrong.
To encourage and motivate us to disobey Allah subhanaw taala. So, for example, we know that looking at certain images is not appropriate images that contain, you know, nakedness of people, or images, you know, you know of people from their, their private lives that we should not be looking at. We have no business. But, you know, shaitan tempts a person. Okay, just tap. Just look, it's okay. Just a second. Everybody looks at it. It's on social media after all, you know, they want everybody to see it. No, forget about other people. What is appropriate for you? Are you supposed to see this? No, you're not. So stop right there. And that temptation to look, this temptation is from who it is
from shaitan that was wasa that thought that take a look. This is from shavon and then sometimes these whispers make a person leave obedience that a person becomes lazy to pray. It is time to pray, you know, you're supposed to pray. And this thought, you know, comes into your mind that Oh, I'm too tired man. It's it's why do we have to pray? A stuffit Allah any bees are whispers of shaitan sometimes what happens is the chairperson is not able to, you know, lead a person astray by corrupting their beliefs by making them commit sin by making them leave obedience. So then what does she do she makes a person show off right? The good that they're doing, because the moment the person
shows off then what happens is that their deeds are wasted. Right? We are told in the Quran about how we should not waste our deeds led to a new Southern catacomb right? Bill money while other color the Yun fakuma who are a nurse, because the one who the one who shows off, right wastes his deeds. And then what happens is that if a person is protected against showing off, then shaytaan whispers in order to make that person be amazed with himself that Oh, look at you, you haven't mentioned your deed to anyone, you've kept your Southern secret. And Wow, you've been doing so many good deeds consistently through Ramadan, you haven't committed the sin for the longest time, you know, you're
awesome, right? And this urge, right this era jab been knifes that a person is you know really happy with himself This is also very dangerous, because what happens is that then a person begins to think that I am I am a good person I am you know on the path to success, a person begins to see their good deeds as good you know, greater than they truly are. And then a person becomes lazy, a person becomes slow in obeying the law so panel throttle.
Sometimes what happens is the chairperson whispers angry thoughts, right or thoughts related to jealousy and you know, anger against people and grudges. And and this is also very dangerous, because this pushes a person towards ill behavior. Sometimes a plan uses is whispers to invite people to commit major sins sometimes minor sense, sometimes causing problems in doing good deeds. Like for example, you get up to pray and you're making will do and then this shuck this doubt, did I wash myself two times or three times? Right? Is, is this the third time that I'm washing my face? Did I actually rinse my mouth or did I forget? Right? So constantly interfering in the process of
making whoodles so that a person is in doubt. And then in Salah as well? There's distraction, there's forgetfulness. So these are all ways of shaitan led us to feel so good and NASS to bother us to disrupt our efforts and to take our peace and calm away. So how do we deal with that? We deal with that by remembering Allah subhanaw taala. And first, we remember the fact that che Pons plot is actually weak. All right, we learned in a hadith that once a man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he complained he said Yasuda Allah, sometimes we have thoughts of such nature that and that person you know, gestured that we would rather be, you know, burnt cold then even
speak about those thoughts. Any those thoughts are horrible. They're unmentionable, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah he levy or dedicada who Ll was wasa. Allah is the most great Allah is the most great Allah is the most great Praise be to Allah who has reduced the plot of off shaitan to just a West wasa, meaning all the child can can do is just give you a swiza just put that negative thought any shape on doesn't matter.
actually have power to to influence your behavior, he just puts the thought, and you actually have the power to, to repel that thought, to reject that thought. So the sign of faith is that a person recognizes the worst was sort of shaped on and that a person dislikes that, that thought and fights against it, and repels it, just like a fighter, who, when he is fighting with an enemy, what does he do recognize as the enemy, right? fights against the enemy, and eventually defeat the enemy. And remember, the tre pawn generally puts such thoughts into the hearts of which people are into the chests of which people, people who are actively worshiping Allah, people who are seeking sacred
knowledge, who are doing good things. Why, because those who are not doing these good things try upon is already pleased with them, they're, they're already following him. So the worst thoughts he will bring to who he will bring to those who are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, he will make them doubt themselves, he will make them you know, condemned themselves on the inside, so that they are always self loathing, and self hating, and being unkind to themselves. And then they have low self esteem, and then they become discouraged from doing good deeds. So the so it is very important that we reject these thoughts, the moment that they come in. And when a person accepts the wasp was out
of shape on a person believes those lies of shaitan, then this is a sign of weakness of faith. Right? Not the coming of the West Western. Remember that the coming of the West was in the fact that champon you know, put a negative thought in your mind. That doesn't mean that you're a weak person or that you're a bad person, because shaitan is able to do that right, unless the US was refused to do it in NASS. The problem is the weakness of faith is when you, you when you believe the lie of shaitan, when you accept the influence of shaitan, this is problematic, and the more we listened to shippon, the stronger his influence is, so we have to fight against it from the very beginning. And
then it is sad mean Elgin that one nurse who was from meaning this was was her nurse, this retreating whisper is from among the jinn and mankind. Yes, there are shell cleanup ins well, Jean, there are devils among human beings, and devils again and devils among the gin, the gin child clean, may be locked up in Ramadan, right as we learn in Hades, that child teen are locked up. Now, people who are shouting are not locked up. The West was out of gym is hidden, right? Because Jean is a creation that is hidden from us. We don't see it, we don't hear it, etc. But people who are shell clean, there was was their invitation to sin is public, it is open, and it is far more dangerous.
Remember that Jen are a creation of Allah that are hidden from our senses. Right? And they have been created to worship Allah as well. And they have been created with unique abilities and Gene are of different kinds. And remember that every gene is not shaitan just like every human is not shaken. We learn Sudoku gene one minute slowly home woman now Luna valic, that amongst us, Gene are those who are righteous. And amongst us are those who are different meaning they're not so righteous, they're evil, right? So jinn are a creation of Allah whom we should not reject. Because some people think that you know, just because we cannot see them, we cannot hear them. They're not real. No, they are
real because Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned them very clearly in the Quran. Right? And jinn are even able to take different forms and there and they will be held accountable for their deeds as well. But remember the jinn were they have certain strengths All right, where for example, they're able to build different things we learn about house wood I man early his Salaam, you know, he made them do a lot of work, they have certain amazing skills, they're able to go up into the skies and they're able to dive into the waters, any they have amazing strengths, but they also have certain weaknesses. First of all, remember that in the case of shaytani canonbury for the plot of shaitan is
weak. All right, shaytaan does not have power over you shaitan does not have power over Allah's righteous servants. When a when a person has strong faith, then shaitan is actually afraid of that person like shaitan was afraid of aroma of the Allahu anhu Allah subhana wa tada subjected the jinn to the service of Suleiman or the his Salah not other way around. All right, and and
gene are not able to take the form of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know, in the dreams of people, we also learn about how there is only a certain limit that they can reach into into the skies. And when when a door is closed and you say Bismillah on it, which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to do shaitan is not able to open that door. All right. So it is important to remember that Jean, yes, they may have certain strengths shape on may have certain powers, but at the end of the day in the Qaeda, shaytani candleberry far, I do not need to be afraid. All right. This is not an enemy whom we sit and we fear. No, this is an enemy that, yes, we get annoyed by Yes,
we get harmed by you know, when he makes us when his whispers overcome us, and we end up disobeying Allah subhanaw taala it's a nuisance, all right, not something that we should fear. All right, and especially when we have the help of Allah, and when Allah subhanaw taala has promised us that in their body, lay silica lay him so plan, then indeed, my slaves, my worshippers, you will shape and have no power over them. And we learn in the Hadees that shaitan gets tired, all right. Why? Because of the strong believer, any what when a believer, for example, keeps remembering a lunch upon us to keep going away, and then he has to come back again. And then again. And then again, the believer
remembers Allah insha Allah is constantly going, coming back constantly going coming up in it, this is something that exhausts shaitan All right, it weakens shaitan. And this is why we have to keep seeking refuge with Allah azza wa jal. And remember that those who listen to shaitan shaitan actually has power over them, right? Because they become weaker, and they become easily affected by the West, we're sort of shaitan but one thing is for sure, which is that shavonne is our enemy, as Allah subhanaw taala says in the shale plan and Akuma I do one. So what should we do? We should take him as our enemy, but does he do who or do what? So take him as an enemy. Remember, the che plan is
your enemy. Don't forget that and never have a soft spot for shaitan This is so you know sad that sometimes Muslims will have a will have a soft spot for shape one any that enemy is out to mislead you. And you are here thinking you know having particular shape on and and thinking that No, no, we should not blame shape on we should blame ourselves. Yes, we are responsible, alright for listening to shaitan. But realize the trade plan is your enemy. Don't ever forget that. Don't ever be, you know, fooled into thinking the trade plan is not your enemy or the trade plan is not after you. He's after every single one of us. And remember that Adam and his son and our father shaitan did not
spare him. Right. He swore oaths and he kept urging us to murder his Salaam right and however both of them to disobey Allah subhanaw taala and he used so many tactics so many ways, you know repeatedly to make them disobey Allah. And just like that shaitan is after all of us, he does not quit easily. He does not quit easily. So remember his enmity your husband Morales said all son of Adam, save yourself from shaitan actively guard yourself against your enemy, because your enemy shaitan has been here a long time. And you're new. Okay, you're new over here. You just came here. And shaitan has been here for a very long time from the beginning of humanity Shay plan has been
trying to lead people astray. Right? And you're you're fresh here. You've just come here like what 30 years ago 40 years ago, maybe 20 years ago. You're new here shaitan your enemy is free. And you are busy. Meaning you have so many things to do in life and tripod has one thing to do in life which is to mislead you shaitan has one goal which is to destroy you and you have many any every single day when you wake up. You have a list of things in your head right I have to do this I have to do this I have to do this. You have different obligations when shikon enters the morning shikon has one goal to mislead you shaitan sees you and you do not see him. You forget shape one and shape one does
not forget you right. How often do we actually say Aruba Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim consciously that you know shaitan is after me This is from shaitan so often we forget even when someone reminds us say are with Ebola This is from Chopin you know we we like to think that no, right? So we forget che plan shaitan does not forget us and our knifes is an aide to show plan and he because we also have
In her weaknesses shaitan uses them against us, he knows which buttons to press. So be on guard. And remember this enemy, don't forget this enemy. And shaitan is such that, you know, he uses different ways to lead us astray. to misguide us. We learned that, you know, he uses this he'll right that gradually, slowly, he makes sin easy for us. Right? And he uses different ways. So sometimes he makes us think bad about Allah subhanaw taala. Right. Or he makes us have doubt in Allah subhanaw taala or he makes us have doubt about the deen of Allah about the truth about the Quran about the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. So any such thought we have to seek refuge with ALLAH, then
shaitan doesn't just stop there. He also tries to interfere when we are when we have to worship Allah subhanaw taala that, first of all, he makes us occupied with low and Larry, right with play and amusement and randomness, so that we forget about our obligations or that we delay our obligations. Right. And then when we do get up to pray, or when we do get up to worship Allah subhanaw taala shikon tries to, you know, reduce the quality that he tries to negatively impact the quality of that act of worship. So for example, we're praying, but then what happens constantly remember this, remember that? Oh, my God, what happened over there? And, you know, all of a sudden
insula, we're thinking about solutions to the biggest problems, we're writing emails, we're writing the best comebacks, you know, we're thinking about we're planning our day we're planning next month, we're planning our our entire life. So this is this is from who these thoughts to distract us from Salah or from shaitan. Sometimes what happens is that when we are reciting, then shaitan interferes in our recitation, we know a surah so well, but then when we reciting and Salah all of a sudden mind is blank, we start making mistakes in the recitation of Surah Fatiha, we start making mistakes in the recitation of sudo. to nurse then, when we're praying, again tre upon makes us doubt about the
number of Salah the number of Raka art, right? That how many, is this the first or second such though? Right first struck our second record. And then, you know, it's amazing, we're supposed to be focusing in Salah, but our entire focus is on who it is on other people, right? What is my daughter doing? What is she eating? What is she saying? And you know, bring yourself back to Salah, this distraction is from who it is from shape on. And then this is so sad that sometimes we are praying and we pray leisurely, right that we are not interested, you know, in praying Salah that is also from shaitan right? And sometimes what happens is that, you know, shaitan makes us forget the vicar
of Allah, He makes us forget to remember Allah. So for example, we we sneeze and we forget to say Alhamdulillah right? And what happens is that the you know, when che Pon whispers again and again, all right, he like I mentioned earlier, the whispers of shape and then form into certain negative patterns. All right, certain negative patterns. So, you know, when we say things like this is this is my own self. Alright, this is my own self, this is not shaitan? Well, think about it, Allah subhanaw taala did not create you as an evil person. No, he put in you the potential to do good as well. So why is it that that evil aspect of you is more active, it is stronger, because of whose
influence because of the influence of shape and shape Han has trained that well, which is why in the month of Ramadan, also when sharpener locked up, we are still, you know, on those bad patterns, because shaitan has trained that that aspect, right? So recognize that the source is that of that evil is shaitan. And this is something we need to acknowledge shippon wants us to not even think of him as an enemy. All right, and this is what real enemies do. They want you to think that they're not your enemy, they're your friends, and this is how they put us in greater danger. So shaitan sometimes makes us forget the remembrance of Allah. Right. And sometimes we are remembering Allah
with our tongues but our heart is completely distracted or when we have to make Vicar we fall asleep. Right or we we get the we
You know, begin to yawn, or all of a sudden, you know, he will make us remember different things so that we leave the vicar of Allah. And we get distracted by worldly things, how often it happens that after Salah it doesn't take long to say Subhana Allah, Al hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, you know, 10 times or 33 times, but shaitan creates such urgency pick up your phone, check the recent messages, right? Get up and go see what's happening outside. Right? Go check this any create such urgency, that we do not have those few moments to make the vicar of Allah. And when we don't make the vicar of Allah, then what happens? Chopin gets to spend more time with us. And the more time he spends
with us, the more he you know, he casts evil whispers, right in order to influence us, then sometimes what happens is that a plan actively prevents us from doing good things when we intend to do something good. He interferes, don't give Sadako you'll have less money. Don't give that donation. $50 on a week at 40 100 Oh, that's huge. Make it 50. All right. And then you know, when we're when we are intending to do something good. Like for example, we intend to recite Quran says no, you're tired, you need a break, right? reduce the recitation recite later you have the wall day, right? It's okay, take take the day off, right, you're fasting maybe in the night. So this is also
from Shay plan that, you know, shaitan tries to hinder us from doing good deeds. And another thing is that shaitan makes us busy in doing useless things. Things that are of no benefit whatsoever. In an Irish and Muslim Dharma we learned that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw a man chasing a pigeon.
Alright, chasing a pigeon. So he said shaitan on yet baru shaitana shaitan chasing a shaitan any this is this is the action of Chopin, something completely, completely useless. And he What are you going to get by chasing the chicken? By chasing a bird? What are you going to get? So nothing, this is just a waste of time. So when we are surfing the web, alright, that is something old, actually, when we are spending so much time on social media. All right, just scrolling, just scrolling, looking at random things. What are we doing? This is you know, every moment is precious, every second is precious. If we don't have the energy to read something beneficial, we can listen to
something beneficial. Right? We can just quietly make the could. But shaitan distracts us from doing good things by keeping us occupied with random useless things, and sometimes stray plan. Another thing he does is that he makes evil, the disobedience to Allah attractive. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, at the W Hotel attache plan, do not follow the footsteps of shaitan right, because shaitan he makes one evil attractive, and then the next one, and then the next one. And then the next one. And shaitan also makes us you know, behave in an immodest way, or dress in an immodest way. And post such photos and things like that, in modesty is, is also from Shay plan,
right? And then
sometimes shaitan, you know, makes us fall before our desires, you know, certain desires are natural, certain temptations are there, you know that that is how we were created, but shaitaan makes us pursue them. So, for example, in a Hadees, we learned that sometimes chant plan uses, you know, a woman to tempt a man. Now, women are everywhere they exist. And yes, men have, you know, a certain weakness when it comes to women. But how shaitan overpowers even the most intelligent of men, and what happens to these men, all of their sanity goes away and all of their decency goes away. Right, they stop thinking logically, they become impulsive in the way that they talk in the
way that they comment in the way that they stare in the way that they, you know, speak about another woman, a stuffit Ulla, you need this is from shaitan realize that you are under the influence of shaitan. So say rubella, lower your gaze, control yourself. And you know, super You know, sometimes people will just put the blame on women. You know, take responsibility, take responsibility, and realize that you are listening to shape on so say are rubella and be careful. Another another thing that shape Han does is that he causes problems between
You know, family members, you know, basically in our relationships, that he keeps us busy in fighting and arguing. Right? In, you know, between coworkers, friends, sometimes making the wife angry with the husband, sometimes making the husband angry with the wife, any when people are constantly angry and bickering, and you know, children are, for example, jealous of one another siblings become jealous of one another, like the brothers of use of an A son. And then then what happens? Anyone we're bickering when we're angry, when we're bitter, we're not able to focus on worship, we're not able to come together and do good things. So this is all from shaitan. And it's
very important that we remember these tricks of shaitaan. And we actively resist the the Westwater of shaitan How do we do that? by a keeping our tongue busy with the vicar of Allah, but actively opposing? shaitan? How do we actively oppose children, for example, eat and drink with the right hand, not with the left hand. When you give and take something, use the right hand, not the left hand, when you're yawning, try to control that yawn, because that is also from shaitan. Right che con laughs at us when it comes to spending money, spend responsibly, because shaitan wants us to be wasteful, right places where Allah subhanaw taala is being disobeyed. Avoid those places. And
another thing is another way that we protect ourselves from the attack of shikon is that we strengthen our faith in Allah subhanaw taala because Allah says in the Quran, in the who lay Salah, who sold on on Allah levena ermanno what a lot of Bohemia our cologne shaytaan has no power over those people who believe and who put their trust in their Lord. So put your trust in Allah, strengthen your faith in Allah beautify yourself, equip yourself with the kua with the consciousness of Allah, because we learn in the levina taco indeed those people who have the core when when a visitation from shaitan, comes meaning something from shaitan comes to them. Does a Kuru Kuru they
instantly remember for either who moves it on and then they're able to see they're able to see very clearly in that situation that this is from shaitan This is not correct. I should not do it. And keep your tongue busy with the vicar of Allah in every situation whenever they could that we are supposed to do like for example when entering the house Bismillah when eating and drinking Bismillah right when entering the washroom you know making the right door are what uh you know, after eating, you know, sitting in the car driving leaving the house, you know, there are appropriate of car certain car that we have been taught for different things, you know, throughout the day, and also
when going to sleep when waking up in the morning. Your remembrance of Allah is your shield your fortress against the shape Han right in Hades, we learned that he a hairless Anam. He told his people that I command you to remember Allah a lot. Because the person who remembers Allah, Allah is like a person who is being pursued by an enemy. And what does he do? He finds a fortress, and he secures himself inside of that fortress. So the vicar of Allah is your fortress against the shavon. Also, another important thing is that maintain cleanliness of the body. All right, when you wake up in the morning, you know from the sooner we learn about how we should rub the nose and blow. And
then also we should of course, remember Allah and then make will do and pray Salah these actions, they they remove the effect of shaitan All right, observe cleanliness, stay away from dirty things, stay away from dirty places. All right, stay away from the gesa keep your body clean to the best of your ability keep your house clean. And also another thing is that strengthen your connection with the Quran. Because we learn in hethersett, all themost akima for tiberiu that indeed this is my path which is straight therefore follow it. And what is the straight path? Where do we learn about it's the Quran, so follow it, right, stick to it, the Quran, strengthen your connection with it, listen
to it, learn it, increase in your knowledge, because that is how you fortify yourself against shaitan. And it is so important that you know in the month of Ramadan, all of us try to you know, listen to some lecture on a regular basis, you know, some series and Alhamdulillah that's excellent because it strengthens us. It gives us that spiritual boost that encouragement to you know, worship Allah subhanaw taala and then hamdulillah today's session is last session of
You know the series of Quranic pearls, and Alhamdulillah you have, you know, constantly stayed, you know, in touch with the Quran through this after Ramadan, make a point that you sign up for some class, you enroll in some program, whether it is weekly, you know, or every day or twice a week or three times a week, but continue to learn, continue to stay aware increase in your knowledge. Why? Because awareness is the first step towards safety if you don't even know what dangers there are, how on earth are you meant to protect yourself? Right knowledge is power, awareness is essential. And it's not enough that we have learned something once we need to keep learning, we need to keep
reminding ourselves we need to keep growing in our knowledge, right? Why because this is how we protect ourselves against the shaytaan any think about it you knew of suited to NASA before as well, but I hope inshallah, through today's session, you were, you know, you have gained a new appreciation, a new understanding, you know, stronger faith in the recitation of the surah in you know, the importance of reading the surah in the morning in the evening, after Salah. So, when you connect yourself with sacred knowledge, you are investing in yourself, you are protecting yourself, right, you are helping yourself. So make a point that after Ramadan, you know, sign up right now,
don't don't even wait until after Ramadan. Sign up right now. Strengthen your connection with the book of Allah, strengthen your connection with sacred knowledge because this is your defense, this is your safety. This is how you build that immunity. And all of us need that. Of course, another important thing is that we beg Allah subhanaw taala for protection against radon. We seek refuge with him. And sudo to ness is one of those suitors that we recite. Like I said morning evening after Salah for our protection. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us against the attacks of shaitan May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to recognize the West wasa of shaitan and to resist it may
Allah subhanaw taala not give power to show upon over us May Allah subhanaw taala strengthen us in our faith in our connection with his book May Allah subhanaw taala make us of those who remember Allah a lot anmeldelser panel thought to make us of those who are sincere to him. Robbie Ruby come in hermosa shell clean What are all will be corrupt be here hello rune. Oh my Lord. I seek refuge with You against the the whispers of shaitan the nagging of shaitan and oh my lord I seek refuge with You let's check on ever be near me even less tripod ever have a power over me or access to me? Yeah Allah you protect us against the evil of shaytaan in sha Allah we will conclude over here so
panic Allahu Allah be humble. A shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta a stone Furukawa Tobu Lake