Channel: Zakir Naik
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If all the devils are chained during the month of Ramadan, how come people continue to commit sins?
And I do agree with you this is a common question. And I remember several years back when I was in school, and when I heard this hadith that the devil is a gentleman from Japan immediately the question that came to my mind and the question that comes to many Muslims mind and may non Muslims is that if the devil is chained, then how do people how do human beings get committed? Since?
This question is based on the data for muscle asylum, which I mentioned earlier, I say hadith of Muslim amod
volume number two, Page Number 230, Hadith number 7148, which is also repeated in Sunnyside, chapter number 500. Number 2106. Where the Beloved Prophet said
that only people, the blessing month of Ramadan is approaching.
And Allah has ordained for you, that you fast in this month.
the gates of heaven will be open in this month, and the gates of hell will be closed, and the devil will be chained
in this man is a night
which is better than 1000 months. And a person who is deprived of the bathroom then this man is truly a depressed person. So when we give this hadith
it clearly mentions that in this month of Ramadan, the devils will be chained. And so logical question, if there is a change, then how do human beings that commit sins
to make the people understand?
We have realized that when the devils are chained, it does not mean that the devil is asleep. They have been killed the present, but they're chained.
They're not killed. The power is in there, but it is diminished. For a better understanding. I like to give you an example, that when there is a lion, or a tiger who is free, there are high chances that
you're likely ninja. But the moment that Tiger or that line is chained, you are safe.
You are safe as long as you maintain a safe distance
after the tiger has been chained, if you come too close to him, there are chances that you can be killed. So as long as you maintain that distance from the tiger, who is chained, you are safe. Similarly, in the month of Ramadan, it will maintain a safe distance from the Satan will be saved. And if you read the Quran, Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter two was 168 Be careful of goodwill to shut down of the footsteps of the devil, for his to you and about enemy. Many places the last minute Allah says in the Quran that Be careful of the footsteps of the devil.
A lot of them say that Be careful of the devil. Because a normal Muslim, an average Muslim who has average demand. When he sees the devil in front of him, he will be careful. For example,
suppose that a young girl
who comes to an average Muslim, a young boy
who has average man, if a young girl comes and tells him that let's spend the night together,
that Muslim will say spending the night together with a girl is haram. It is dinner, he will immediately object. But the same girl if that girl phones that young boy and speaks to him on the phone, the boy will say speaking to a girl on the phone, there is no problem. So he speaks to the girl for a few times on the phone for a few minutes. Later on the girl says let's go and have some snacks in McDonald's. And Kentucky Fried Chicken. Having snacks for a few minutes for half an hour with a girl in McDonald's. No problem. She goes and has snacks with the girl and McDonald's. later on. The girl says why not have dinner in the restaurant? having dinner with the girl and restaurant
for a couple of hours? No problem. Then the girl says why not spend the night together? And then the boy says when in the night together with the girl no problem. So this is about to shake up. footsteps of the devil. This is not mission the Quran. This is just my own example. So what Allah warns us is that Be careful of the wa[???]a the footsteps of the devil. If the devil comes directly in front of an average Muslim who has the man he will entertain he will run away from it but the aiutato shaytan
The things which are dangerous. So what do you realize, when the devil is chained
his footsteps are restricted.
So many of the things are prevented. But if we go close to him,
then the chances that will be overtaken by the devil and commit a sin are very high. So what we have to be careful that in Ramadan, if we keep the distance, then the chance of committing sin is less. But if we go close to the Satan, even though it's chain, like our Tiger can walk, even after his chain seems the devil. So this is my understanding. The Beloved Prophet said, The devil is that chain, the devil cannot move, but less distance. So if we keep the distance, we'll be safe.
The second reason that I feel is that
in the month of Ramadan, the devils are chained, we fail to realize that the balance 11 months they are free.
And the impact that the devil has on the human beings for these 11 months, it leaves those impact that impression in the month of Ramadan. To give a better understanding. Always give the example
that there are drug peddlers which try and get customers, the youngsters from the colleges from the universities to what they do initially, they give the drug free
and the entice the youngsters finding drugs later on. After some time, they charge a nominal amount for the drug. Later on, they charge an exorbitant amount. But by the time the youngster is already hooked on to the drug.
So even if the drug dealer is not there, they will try and find where the drug dealer is, they will go out of the way to find them and get the drug.
And many of them even if the drug peddler, the drug dealer is imprisoned by the law, they will go out of the way to find someone else. They may go in a chemist shop and buy mandrakes whatever it is, there's too much hooked on to it. So these people who have become addicted
to drugs, or other say addicted to the Satan, even though the Satan is imprisoned, the effect is that they're so this big understand as a drug dealer, as a duck peddler. Even after it goes the drug addict gets accustomed to that drug to be human beings, we are accustomed to the sin. And even though the Satan is imprisoned, we keep on committing these mistakes, but mainly those people who have become addicts fall in this category. So those who made the sin Polly's category, but the normal Muslims, the average Muslim who haven't become addicted, it's easy for them to stay away from sin.
And the third reason that I give
that though there are some scholars who say that in this month of Ramadan, the strong devils, the markets then present, the smaller ones afraid. So they keep on coming in mistakes, but on my understanding.
The third reason is
though the devils are chained by Allah subhanho wa Taala they can yet whisper and one of the ways the devils try and get the human beings close to them is Bella spring.
And Allah says in the Quran, in three, nos, Chapter 114, Muslim one to six, pull out a bit of bidness mullikin us Illa Hannah's when Sheree was foster calmness, and the Wii U was peaceful, peaceful during us immunogenetic vanasse they will whisper in the hearts of the human beings and they withdraw amongst them. That gentleman is talking about the satanist talking about the devils whispering to the hearts of the human being and the bedrock. And among these devils are the jinn and the human beings. So maybe Allah subhanho wa Taala has imprisoned the devils who are the jinn. But the human beings he is free. So one category of devils that the gyms have been in prison, but the
statins are even amongst the men. That's what the law says.
Well, it's free. And yet we have to be careful of the whisper of the devil. The West fossa, this was mainly his thing that attracts towards the sin, the sin that committed but the chances are less. And furthermore, it's clearly mentioned for Hadith that Allah has ordained for you in the month of Ramadan, that you should fast.
Only too fast. According to me, with the devil's be in prison, that's talking about the devils that are going to attract you. So Allah says if you fast, a land ordained for you, fasting
The Devils will be put in chains. So the devils that after you, if you fast, surely they've restricted the criteria for us to be away from the devil is too fast, if you fast for the proper near
seeking the door of Allah subhanaw taala surely the devil will not be able to entice you. And the best logical way to prove this is if we check the crime rate
the Muslim countries during Ramadan it goes down.
But, if we check the crime rate of the non Muslim countries in them, it is the same.
The reason is that because they are not fasting the non Muslims, this devil yet has an effect on them
because the Muslims are fasting
if not all properly at least majority or at least quite a large number. So, because of that the crime rate in the Muslim country then the month of Ramadan is low as compared to the other months, but the crime rate in the non Muslim country is approximately the same indicating otherwise, even the non Muslims they will not come at me since the criteria is that you have to fast properly for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala