Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi gives a commentary on verses 21 and 22 of Surat Ibrahim which talks about the confession of Shaytan and what steps we can take to protect ourselves from the influences and tricks of Shaytan.
The gist of this verse lies in the fact that Shaytan simply whispers in the ears of mankind and people blindly obey without controlling their Nafs. But, in the Hereafter, we will come across Shaytan admitting his great deceit and treachery and will confess that he had no power over us yet we succumbed to him in the moments of weakness due to lack of Iman.
“And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, “Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. Indeed, I deny your association of me (with Allah) before. Indeed, for the wrongdoers is a painful punishment.”
The numerous ways in which we can keep the effects of Shaytan at bay:
- Saying Bismillah
- Indulging in Dhikr which includes reading the Quran
- Surrounding oneself with the company of righteous people
smilla Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was he was he one wala,
were reciting surah, Ibrahim and surah. Ibrahim is a mucky surah. And it is a very, very powerful and beautiful suitor with many interesting profound ideas. And today's hot drop will be based upon Ayah number 22. I am number 22 of surah Ibrahim, where Allah subhana wa Taala mentions an amazing conversation that will take place on the day of judgment on the Day of Judgment. Allah mentions an ayah 21 right before 22 or 21. Allah mentions that those who are oppressed and weak, those who are the lowly class will complain to the elite class on the Day of Judgment. And they will say to them, that you were the ones who misguided us. So can you protect us now from the punishment of Allah,
it's your fault, we're in this situation. And this is the reality of every society that the movers and shakers are the ones who make the policy. And the most of the people just follow along like sheep, this is the reality, whatever is cool, whatever is status quo, whatever is the current flavor of the month, society follows along with that. And so Allah says in the Quran, that we'll call it, alpha readiness, talk about who the weak people will say to those who are the arrogant that you were the ones who did this for antimo, Luna and Gemini dybala human shape, can you protect us from the punishment of a law, so those elite are going to say it's not our fault, all you know, hudon Allahu
If Allah had guided us, we would have guided you meaning they blame a law. So laws fault, we're in this situation. Now the opposite of Allah, it's a law's fault, right? And they then pass the buck as they say the past that was not my fault. This is verse 21, verse 22, shavon, now speaks, we'll call this shape on. So he's looking at this conversation between the weak and oppressed and the elite, between the bulk of society and the leaders of society. And it is said that now the both of them want to blame shape on for their misery. So before they can say anything, shaytaan defends himself. So this is a conversation between shavon and mankind on the Day of Judgment, we'll call it a shape
onto llama phobia. When everything has been decreed, meaning Heaven and Hell has been assigned shavon will say, we'll call the shape on an odd number in the law. How are they?
Truly, Allah promised you the truth, Allah spoke the truth. What were I to come to come, and my promises were broken false promises. In other words, shavon accepts the fact that he lied. And he says, You know what, Allah spoke the truth. And I lied. How did Allah speak the truth? In every single commandment in every single good news of linking worship with gender in every single warning, don't do this or else you will be punished. Allah spoke the truth. The opposite of this is shavon shavon kept on promising Oh, don't worry, do it. It'll be okay. Oh, come on, you'll be forgiven. Almost Life is short. All of Shannon's promises were proven to be false. So chiffon will come and
say, Well, I'd love to come I admit, I lied to you. But then he turns the blame around. And this is the real powerful point of the verse. One makanda era come in so on. I had no authority over you. I had no power over you. I didn't control you like puppets control. The like the puppet master controls the puppet. I didn't control you. Why not? Canada, they come in so fun. I had no actual authority or power to force you to do anything. In and out to come faster job Tim Lee. I only enticed and you were the ones who responded. I was the one who enticed you, I called you. I promised you. I bet can do the outcome. I called you. And you were the ones who responded to my call. I
didn't force you. I simply tempted I promised I whispered, I did this, I did that. But in the end, who was the one whose willpower whose muscles whose errata whose brains who was the one who had to do it shaytaan does not literally do in our stead, he simply whispers in our ear, he promises us he entices us, he makes the out arm enticing. He makes the heart on that which is sweet, even though the outcome is bitter. So a shaytaan said, Don't blame me for that alimony. Don't get angry at me. Don't point your fingers at me. I didn't do anything while Lumo and fusa calm. Go and blame yourselves for your situation. So shaytaan is more honest than the elite even though he's more evil
than the elite. shaitaan is more honest, in that he says you know, I lied. I admit I lied.
But don't get angry at me. I did not force you to do anything. I simply called you and you were the ones who hearkened and listened to my call. I tempted you were the ones who slipped into the temptation, not me. So don't get angry at me. Don't criticize me. Don't blame me. Blame yourselves. And then he says, Man are the most common woman to memasuki Today, neither am I in a situation to make fun of you. Nor are you in a situation to make fun of me, meaning
I can't help you. You can't tell me. We're both in this together. We're both going to go to jahannam. That's what she is saying, right? I can't tell you I can't make fun of you. I can't do anything. Now. We're in this together. Now. It's not as if I'm saying this to win something against you. I'm simply stating it as a fact. It's your fault, not mine. Not anybody moves
in and out, and he then says that a loss promise was true. And I have rejected in Nika photo to be my Ashok demonium and cobble all that you considered me to be. I have rejected that. Now. This is interesting. In Nika photo to the MA Ashok timoni, you did the shirk. Now, the people did the ship with a look. Right? And shaytan is saying, I am a Kaffir. To your shark. Meaning what is this an interesting idea in nikka photo to be masaka money, you made shark with me, meaning you worship me instead of a law. And today I am saying I have nothing to do with your ship. In Nika photo to be my instructor, monument public, I have cut off all ties from that chick. So how foolish is the one who
follows shape on only to be told by shaitaan himself, I have nothing to do with you. I cut off from you. I have nothing to do with your predicament today in Nika for to even extract to name a couple in the volume at the home as a name, that evil people will indeed suffer the punishment from a lot. So in this beautiful verse, we learn that shaitan will tell us the truth on the Day of Judgment. And that truth is, it's our fault for having obeyed him. He didn't control he merely enticed he will confess that his entire conversation with us is lies as Allah says in the Quran. One more either Misha Tonto, Allah hurrah, all those shutdowns promises were false woods. And Allah says in the
Quran in Shavasana, they'll come I do want to do I do a very cliche upon is your enemy. So you'd better take him as an enemy. And Allah reminds us in the Quran, all mankind, let not shape on tempt you as he tempted your parents before you. Because how did we all begin in this earth? What is the story of the Genesis and creation? How did we end up here? Allah says, Yeah, bunny Adam leftenant comerciais upon Children of Adam make sure shavon does not tempt you, as he tempted your forefathers before you, your mother and father before you He promised them and he lied to them. He said to them eat from the tree and you shall live forever. And instead of living forever, we know the result of
that so much you brothers and sisters, this is the month where shaytaan is chained up. This is the month where the evil chelten are chained up. This is the month we are free from the influences of shape on what can we do very briefly to protect ourselves from shape on what can we do to protect ourselves from the influence and effects of shape on I'll mention simply four or five points because of time. Number one, the strongest protection against shavonne. Is it lost sincerity to Allah? This is the strongest protection, having sincere thoughts when we do any deeds, because sincerity blocks chiffons Avenue into us. Allah says in the Quran that shaytaan said on the day of chiffon said on
the day of Adam and how we're being expelled. shavon said that follow Rob Baker, I swear the image mine, I will misguide all of them. Then, some people say shaitaan himself realized who he couldn't. Others say Allah responded and said no one category you will not and the point is the same that one category you will not be able to misguide. Illa Reba caminho mahalo seen except for your servants, those there's more close in the scene and recitation basically means those who are sincere and chosen by you, so the sincere servants of a law shavonne cannot misguide them Illa about the common human mocassin so the sincere servants of a law cannot be misguided by shape on this is the first
protection. The second protection against radon is of the most powerful protections and that is is the other saying I will do Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim do not trivialize this phrase, or who do we let him initiate on the regime three times in the Quran. Allah says if you get an evil thought were in my hands are gonna communicate on his own. If you feel what's what's up, if you feel a desire, that's how long what should you do first is below him in a shape on the regime. Then you seek refuge in a law from shape on the
curse. So, when you have an evil thought, try this. Try it next time you want to commit a sin, let your tongue say, ooh Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. And you will see for yourself this the thought will simply dissipate and dissolve away, because you have turned to Allah and turning to Allah expose the shape on so the second is the other. The third is to say Bismillah. So are we the villa and then Bismillah Bismillah as well. It is narrated in a hadith and as soon as we do that, once a Sahabi was traveling with the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them and for no reason, his horse began to rear upwards and try to throw him off of the of his back. And so the the Sahabi
said, may Allah curse shaytaan meaning shaytans The one who scared my animal, may Allah curse JSON. So the profitsystem said, Don't say that because when you say that shaytan feels pride that you have attributed something to him, and he becomes big he inflates his ego he becomes bigger than a house. Instead of mentioning him even you're mentioning in a bad manner May Allah curse shape on but still you make shaytaan feel Oh, I'm the one who caused it. Instead of doing that, if you said Bismillah he would have become so insignificant and small that he will be smaller than an atom or an ant. So Bismillah R Rahman Rahim as well. When we think of evil when we see evil when we have these desires,
or rubella and also Bismillah, the both of them they act in eliminating shape on the third thing is all types of Vicar. Even to rubella and Bismillah are types of Vicar, all types of Vicar. The more one does, the thicker, the more one is protected from shape on our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and the famous Hadith that Vicar is the fortress of the believer. Liquid is the fortress It is said to is the weapon and decrees the fortress of the believer
is the weapon of the believer. This is an authentic phrase from the early scholars, and Vic it is the fortress of the believer. This is the idea of the prophet SAW Selim. So there is a history known how seen it is a protected fortress. And this is well known to the righteous people that those who do frequent Vicar, they have shavon has less access to them. So during the after the prayers of handle 100, Allahu Akbar, during the hour of the morning and evening, reciting the Quran saying the decode when you enter the house, when you exit the house, when you enter the restaurant, when you exit the restaurant, when you eat food, when you finish food. All of these are accounts. And each
and every liquor acts not just as a blessing, but also as a means of protecting yourself from shavon. And the last thing that we'll mention, and there are many more to mention, but time does not allow me to do so. But the last thing that we'll mention is being in the company of righteous people being in the company of righteous people, because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that shavon is farther away from two people and he's closer to one person. Meaning when you're all alone, and you to yourself, then shaytan can come and whisper do this and that when you're in the company of the righteous people, then shavon has less access to you and the more righteous people you hang
around, then the less access Avon has an incident so true brothers and sisters, that when you are in the company of those who don't have that much Eman and taqwa you find yourself slipping, you find yourself doing that which you would otherwise not do. And when you're in the company of those who are better than you, you're lifted up and you do better things that you would not do if you weren't in that company. There are many reasons for this of them is that in the company of the righteous there will be angels and no Shelton and in the company of the wicked and evil there will be Shelton and no angels so stick with righteous people have your friends to be good people have company that
will remind you of Allah subhana wa tada and not company that will remind you of that which takes you away from the remembrance of Allah. This is the month of protecting ourselves from shaitaan shaitaan is our clear enemy and we will and we must protect ourselves from him. If we want to achieve the pleasures of Allah we will do it by number one is loss. Number two is the other pillar number three Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim number four constant liquid and included liquid is the Quran. And number five being in the company of the righteous May Allah subhana wa tada protect us from the evil occurs shavon was salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.