(In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh
(Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you)
All credit is due to Allah, we praise Him and we seek his help
and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil
of ourselves and from the evil results of our actions. I testify
that Allah alone is worthy of worship and that Muhammad is His
slave and final Messenger. May Allah's peace and blessings be
upon the last and final messenger Muhammad, his family and his
The battle between good and evil is an eternal one. When Allah (swt)
created Adam (as) from clay then He blew the soul into Adam.
Allah (swt) says what can be translated as, “When I have
fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My
spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.” (Ch. 15; verse 29).
Allah (swt) asked his angels to prostate to Adam (as) and they
did except for Iblis (Satan) out of pride and arrogance.
“But not Iblis: he was proud and he was one of the unbelievers.
He said: O Iblis! what prevented you that you should do
obeisance to him whom I created with My two hands? Are you proud
or are you of the exalted ones?
He said: I am better than he; Thou hast created me of fire, and
him Thou didst create of dust. He said: Then get out of it, for
surely you are driven away: And surely My curse is on you to the
day of judgment.” (Ch. 38; verses 74-78)
Iblis’ attitude is that fire is stronger and higher in status
than clay, so how is it possible that the stronger and higher
prostrates to the weaker and the lower? Arrogance and pride were
the first sins since the creation of Adam (as). They are the
worst attributes and owing to these sins, Iblis was expelled
The verse following these verses, “He said: My Lord! then
respite me to the day that they are raised. He said: Surely you
are of the respited ones, Till the period of the time made
known. He said: Then by Thy Might I will surely make them live
an evil life, all, Except Thy servants from among them, the
purified ones. He said: The truth then is and the truth do I
speak: That I will most certainly fill hell with you and with
those among them who follow you, all.” (Ch. 38; verses 79-85)
This shows that Iblis (Satan) will stay alive until the Day of
Judgment. This means that his enmity and hatred is directed to
every human being, not only Adam (as). Iblis certain that he is
one of the doomed; he is determined to mislead whomever he could
from the believers, so they will accompany him in Hell. Out of
envy, hatred, pride and arrogance Iblis is keen to corrupt and
mislead, so as to increase the number of his followers. From now
Satan has vowed to be the sworn enemy of human beings.
Hence, the more you go along the right path, the more Satan
lurks there waiting for you. Such is the battle between you and
Satan, and when it gets fiercer with the depth and power of your
belief, he will gather his soldiers against you.
Has Satan succeeded in fulfilling his threats?
Allah has warned His servants against him and has said: “Verily
Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only
invites his adherents, that they may become Companions of the
Blazing Fire.” (Ch. 35; verse 6)
“And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: Surely
Allah promised you the promise of truth, and I gave you
promises, then failed to keep them to you, and I had no
authority over you, except that I called you and you obeyed me,
therefore do not blame me but blame yourselves: I cannot be your
aider (now) nor can you be my aiders; surely I disbelieved in
your associating me with Allah before; surely it is the unjust
that shall have the painful punishment.” (Ch. 14; verse 22)
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