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Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 2]

Part 1 Working on One’s Emaan When the companions of Rasoolullah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came to him complaining about the doubts and whispering they said, “We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter.” The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied, “Do you really find that?” They said, “Yes.” He said,… Continue reading Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 2]

Articles · Published Articles

Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 1]

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala introduced Shaytan to us by saying, إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا ۚ “Surely, Shaytan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy,” [Fatir 35:6]. There could not be a better introduction than this. Clear, concise and complete. He is an enemy so treat him as… Continue reading Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 1]

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 34

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَـئِكَةِ اسْجُدُواْ لاًّدَمَ فَسَجَدُواْ إِلاَّ إِبْلِيسَ أَبَى وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَـفِرِينَ “And (remember) when We said to the angels: ‘Prostrate yourselves before Adam.’ And they prostrated except Iblees (Shaytan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah).” This Ayah mentions the great honor that Allah subhanahu wa… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 34

Islamic Months · Ramadan

[Welcoming Ramadan] Review of Juz 1 and Points of Reflection

On June 24th, 2014 Dr. Farhat Hashmi started her dawrah-e-Qur'an from Islamabad, below are some points from her lecture: Fall in Love with the Qur'an: The one thing that is required for learning the Qur’an is: falling in love with it. When you love the Qur’an, you will fall in love with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading [Welcoming Ramadan] Review of Juz 1 and Points of Reflection

Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 111 – 113

Their Hostility is Not Surprising In Ayaat 109 and 110, we learned that the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam and the believers were informed that the unbelievers’ demand for miracles is not out of their yearning for truth and guidance. Rather this is the attitude of those that make excuses. Due to their rebellion and… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 111 – 113

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 43

Shaytan Makes Things Attractive In the previous ayat, we studied that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala sends minor calamities on people in order to admonish and give them a wakeup call. Reminders make people turn back to their Creator and not live a heedless life. This is nothing but a mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala.… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayat 43

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 120 and 121

The Person who Listens to Shaytan Suffers Loss In the previous ayah we learned about the tactics that Shaytan applies to lead people to misguidance. In ayah 120, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala explains the true reality of Shaytan, يَعِدُهُمْ وَيُمَنِّيهِمْ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمْ الشَّيْطَـنُ إِلاَّ غُرُوراً “He promises them and arouses (sinful) desires in them. And… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 120 and 121

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 118

Shaytan's Success in Misleading People In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is warning us against Shaytan and advising not to make ourselves vulnerable to him. لَّعَنَهُ اللَّهُ وَقَالَ لاّتَّخِذَنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ نَصِيباً مَّفْرُوضاً “Allah cursed him and he (Shaytan) said, ‘I will surely take from your slaves an appointed portion.” Cursing someone means they… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 118

An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 117

Idol Worship is in Reality Servitude to Shaytan In ayah 117, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about the sin that was rampant among the pagans of Makkah. إِن يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلاَّ إِنَـثاً وَإِن يَدْعُونَ إِلاَّ شَيْطَـناً مَّرِيداً “They invoke besides Him none but female (deities)…” They here refers to those who commit shirk. The… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 117

Chasing Jannah · Surrounded by Fitnahs

Non-Mahrams: Precautions to Take

Being Alone with a Non-Mahram Shaytan is always keen on tempting people and making them commit haram [unlawful] deeds. For this reason, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala warned us: “O you who believe! Follow not the footsteps of Shaytan. And whosoever follows the footsteps of Shaytan, then, verily he commands al-fahshaa’ [indecency] and al-munkar [evil deeds] .… Continue reading Non-Mahrams: Precautions to Take