In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Shaytaanic (Devil’s) Bombardment
By Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

This is very critical talk about Iblees (ShaytaanDevil), who is extremely clever, intelligent and experienced (since the time of Adam) to deviate people from the path of Allah than any one on this planet earth. Since you cannot see Shaytaan, so you cannot convince him, advise him nor beat him nor kill him. Shaytaan's main objective is to deviate people from the Quraan, (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.208, 007.014-018, 035.009, 060.061). So, we need to make special Duaa. May Allah protect us from all evils of Shaytaan and help us to follow the true path of Allah, AMEEN.

Although Iblees (Shaytaan) may never ask you to seek refuge of Allah from Shaytaan, BUT as soon as you stop reciting the Quraan with understanding or stop practicing the Quraan, he may try to deviate you from the Quraan, again and again. Shaytaan becomes extremely angry if anyone tries to understand the Quraan to practice it or practically following it. Shaytaan always comes as a true friend and tries to prove you that he is the best friend ever and then intelligently and very slowly deviates you from the Quraan in a way that you might not understand and he also try to exploit you to act violently. Shaytaan may try one to do more and more extra prayers (good actions) or reciting the Quraan without understanding it, so that you don't know what you are doing, is it according the Quraan or against the Quraan or you may get too tired to fulfill other necessary/obligatory (FARD) commandments of Allah after doing those extra prayers (good actions) or concentrating only on few commandments while neglecting other commandments of Allah, etc. Tricks and Plots of Shaytaan are many and we need to make special Duaa from Allah to protect us and help us to follow the commandments of Allah, AMEEN.

Duaa to seek refuge of Allah from Shaytaan:

رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِين ِوَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ

My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near) me, (Al_Quraan_023.097-098) AMEEN.

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ
 مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
 وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
 وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ
 وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn, From the evil of what He has created, And from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes, And from the evil of those who blow on knots, And from the evil of the envious when he envies, (Al_Quraan_113.001-005) AMEEN.

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
 مَلِكِ النَّاسِ
 إِلَهِ النَّاسِ
 مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ
 الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ
 مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ
Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men, The King of men, The god of men, From the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Shaytaan), Who whispers into the hearts of men, From among the jinn and the men, (Al_Quraan_114.001-006) AMEEN.

Duaa for Discussing the Critical Issues:

O Allah! Guide us and help us. If I am wrong, O Allah! Correct me. If others are wrong, O Allah correct them. If we all are wrong, O Allah correct all of us, AMEEN.

Rabbi Zidnee Aailmaa”. (O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge), (Ref: Al_Quraan_020.114) AMEEN.

Rabbishrah Lee Sadree Wayassir Lee Amree Wahlul AAuqdatan Min Lisanee Yafqahoo Qawlee”, (O my Lord! expand my breast; And ease my task for me; And loose the knot from my tongue; So they may understand what I say), (Ref: Al_Quraan_020.025 – 028) AMEEN.

Rabbana Hab Lana Min Azwajina Wathurriyyatina Qurrata aAAyunin WajjAAalna Lilmuttaqeena imamaan”, (O our Lord! grant us in our wives and our offspring the joy of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous), (Ref: Al_Quraan_025.074) AMEEN.

Always Remember: If anything deviate you from the Quraan to understand it or practice it, including not practicing only one of the commandments of Allah, then it is another trap of Shaytaan to deviate you from the Quraan very tactfully. Never forget to verify your each and every action from the Quraan and don't behave like those who recite the Quraan BUT practice something else.

Shaytaan Lost Heaven due to ONLY One Great Mistake that he (Iblis) is better than other, in this case a human (Prophet Adam (Peace-Be-Upon-Him)) and became rude by disobeying Allah's Commandment to bow down Prophet Adam (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). So don't do any Single Great Sin, by disobeying any single commandments of Allah:

Shaytaan (Iblees) Eager to Mislead Mankind:

Shaytaan hates mankind, who are the children of Adam and Eve (are cousin brothers and cousin sisters in our Global Family). He (Iblees) is hostile towards them because he (Iblees) is cursed and has been banished from the Mercy of Allah due to his ONLY ONE refusal to prostrate to Adam (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). So, “he (Iblees) said to Allah, ‘I will take an appointed portion of your slaves; Verily, I will mislead them…”; (Ref: Al_Quraan_004.118-119).

Tools of Shaytaan:

Major tools of Shaytaan is Whispering. Shaytaan may reach one’s heart and mind, and whisper or tempt him to listen or read or watch to or look at haraam things or commit immoral actions. This is called WASWSAAS. BUT as soon as he/she disbelieves, he says, "I disown you and I fear Allah", (Ref: Al_Quraan_059.016).

Shaytaan has no power on True Believers:

He has no power over those who believe and trust in Allah, (Ref: Al_Quraan_016.099).

Strategy/Tricks/Plots/Traps of Shaytaan:

Shaytaan is an open enemy of all human, whose main objective is to deviate people from the Quraan, since the time of Adam till the day of judgment and tries all his efforts which you may or may not imagine, (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.208, 007.014-018, 007.016-021, 035.009, 060.061). For your information below are just few guidelines to understand his Great Hidden Traps.

1> Shaytaan's topmost priority is to deviate all people completely from the Quraan.

2> If Shaytaan fails to deviate completely, then he (Iblees) tries to slow down on following the commandments of Allah as mentioned in the Quraan, or at least change the priority of the Quraan as you can see at present time in the beginning of twenty-first century, still many people give extremely high priorities to everything, except to understand and follow the Quraan, Learn Quraanic Arabic Language, which is on their lowest priority and many people may never ever try to understand the Quraan. It was the Quraanic Arabic Language in which when Hazrat Umar Farooq (ra) heard the recitation of the Quraan from his sister and brother-in-law Saeed bin Zaid and later accepted Islaam. It was the people of Makkah who used to say don’t listen to the Quraan, rather make loud noises that no one can hear it, since many people after sincerely hearing it, became Muslims. Learning Quraanic Arabic Language is extremely important. Those who oppose Learning Quraanic Arabic Language must repent and ask Allah for forgiveness. Please don’t give bad examples of Hypocrites and other disbelievers, rather always give good examples of hundreads of thousands of Sahabas, who accepted Islaam.

3> Shaytaan has so intelligently created his trap that it is extremely difficult for many people to understand, because his moves are in very small steps and one step at a time. Sometime he (Iblis) tells you the right thing first to gain confidence on you and you will feel that he is your true friend and then will take U turn BUT very slowly, in such a way that you may not understand at all.

4> Shaytaan gets extremely happy when one leaves the Quraan and practices anything except the Quraan.

5> Shaytaan's gets extremely angry when one comes towards the Quraan and practically starts following it.

6> One of most difficult thing at present time which I feel in doing Dawah is when one mentions with clear references from the Quraan, people brings poor and un-authentic Hadeeth or saying of some other scholars including of the past of their faith and believes that he is the final authority and ask them and he is the only one who understands the Quraan. e.g. If you try to explain that in the Quraan where ever it is mentioned  "O' you believe" including in Surah Jumaa chapter-062, means Men, Women as well as Jinns are also included although we don't know how is the matter of Jinns, they will say ask Dr. Zakir Naik, he is the only authority over the Quraan, although he had mentioned several times that he is not and he advised us to check the Quraan, since the Quraan is the final authority. These people behave like they have made their scholars their God. This is also a Great Trap of Shaytaan and is a clear shirk.

7> Additional difficulties created by Shaytaan in doing Dawah, is translation and interpretation from all except with the consult of the scholars of Makkah and Madina of Saudi Arabia. Many times people force you to believe on fatwa issued by one of the world’s best Islaamic University, which is outside Saudi Arabia and few of those fatwas may be against the teaching of the Quraan. I generally recommend people to ask scholars of Makkah and Madina. All other languages were gone in which Allah sent all previous scriptures except the Quraan. The language of the Quraan is Arabic of Makkah and Madina in Saudi Arabia. Allah has protected the Quraan which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) mostly in Makkah and Madina and few in other cities around there, where Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) have travelled, Allah has also protected Arabic Language of Makkah and Madina in that place. I strongly recommend people to get fatwaas from Madina University in Saudi Arabia and also verify them all from the Quraan as well to make sure they don’t fall under the category of blindly following scholars, which is shirk.

8> Although Men and women are allowed to do Dawah to each other, of course by observing the Quraanic Hijaab (Ref: Al_Quraan_009.071), BUT Shaytaan has deviated this Ummah by enforcing extremely tough Hijaab conditions on us if one tries to do Dawah, BUT for many other non-islaamic gathering e.g. National Day celebration, other Non-Islaamic parties etc., which is against the teaching of the Quraan and almost stopped us from doing Dawah to large group of women. It will be a great idea to use technology, e.g. use speakers, computers, internets and other modern technology etc., for delivering Quraanic Messages. In brief for doing all other activities e.g. National Day celebration other Non-Islaamic parties etc., there is not a single issue of Hijaab, BUT when one wants to do Dawah, they will present thousands of excuses, and this is also a Great Trap of Shaytaan. Remember: All MARRIED women (except war captives) as well as close blood relatives are forbidden and rest are lawful ONLY for getting marriage otherwise NOT lawful (Ref: Al_Quraan_004.023-024), so clean your heart from the Quraan.

9> People of Saudi Arabia are also human being and so is the scholars from Saudi Arabia including scholars from Madina University. You must verify all those fatwaas issued by any scholars including from scholars from Saudi Arabia, to make sure that they are not against the fundamental teaching of the Quraan, otherwise you may fall into the trap of Shaytaan by blindly believing on them, which is shirk.

10> All women are allowed to work according to the Quraan (Ref: Al_Quraan_024.030-031), with only exception that Wife of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) had a special instruction to stay inside home (Ref: Al_Quraan_033.033), which means all other women are allowed to go out to perform their duties by observing the Quraanic Hijaab, which includes driving vehicles or travelling in Taxis (Cabs), Trains, Ships and Aero-planes or on animals etc. It is absolutely possible that they have to travel with other men, and there is no requirement to breastfeed them all to legalize, which might create another major issues when looking for marriage for their kids since all become mahram, e.g. if in a large Organization/Company there could be tens of thousands of men working along with women. It is absolutely impossible to breastfeed all of them by a single woman. Allah told in the Quraan to clean your mind put your gaze low (Ref: Al_Quraan_033.033). One can have at most four wives at one time and rest of the women could be like protector and helper of Deen in a true brotherhood/sisterhood relationship (Ref: Al_Quraan_009.071). At first you should not forcefully stop your women (except those women who do lewdness to others) from going out for performing their duties to help you out, e.g. driving to pick and drop your kids to and from schools, doing grocery shopping for you and your family, so that you can freely concentrate on your creative works, if they are not working lady. If they are working lady then organize and share the workload, get additional help from daycare etc. if needed. Also Women must observe proper Hijaab when going outside, by covering head, chest etc. except their face like they do at Hajj. Remember: all married women as well as close blood relatives other than your wives are forbidden (Ref: Al_Quraan_004.023-024), so clean your heart from the Quraan. Hijaab is a way to interact with opposite sex and respect each other in the Quraanic Way (with face open as Hajj & Umrah).

11> Shaytaan may encourage one to do adultery, BUT anyone desiring adultery is out of Islaam due to crossing boundary limit, unless one truly repents and never ever think to repeat that great sin again (Ref: Al_Quraan_017.031, 070.031), so clean your heart from the Quraan.

12> Shaytaan may try to break relations with your relatives, even to bring excuses of performing good acts, e.g. one may excuse of doing right Hijaab, so cannot have family or religious talks or even cannot say Salaam to cousins of opposite gender, due to which many relatives stopped visiting their own uncles and aunts and this is a real fact happening now in this society.

13> Shaytaan makes sins attractive to those who turn away from the Quraan while they think that they are rightly guided, (Ref: Al_Quraan_043.036-037).

14> Shaytaan may deviate you from learning Arabic and present many excuses. One of the reasons many people not able to concentrate on Salaat prayers is that their mother tongues are not Arabic. They must learn Arabic as soon as possible if they can and also help their kids to learn Arabic. All Masjids must have special mass campaign to teach Quraanic Arabic Language for free, where there is any group of person whose mother tongues are not Arabic, since Salaat must be in Arabic and you cannot understand the Quraan Recitation in Salaat unless you learn the Arabic Language.

15> Shaytaan may stop women from going to Masjid for Friday Prayers (Salaat), by giving references that there is a Hadeeth that it is much better for women to offer prayers at home. That Hadeeth is only for all regular five times prayers, BUT Friday Prayers is totally different, which has a very special speech section (Juma Khutba) which is part of Juma Prayers, and if one misses Khutba, he/she loses the benefits of Friday Prayers and there is ONLY one place in the Quraan in Surah Al-Juma chapter-062, where it is clearly mentioned about Juma Prayers. Friday Prayers is also a weekly reminder for both women as well as men, including Jinns, since Allah is saying "O' you believe", which means men, women as well as Jinns are included. Remember, during the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), women were attending all prayers including Fajir and Ishaa Prayers.

16> Shaytaan may deviate you from the right path by eating your time and keeping you unnecessary very busy in shopping etc., which you may avoid by right planning. So you should learn the technique of Organizing Skills and Time Management Skills to save your time to learn and teach the Quraanic Message.

17> You MUST avoid the Great Mistake that you are right and rest are wrong, that is also a Great Trap of Shaytaan. Be positive and tolerant and verify all your actions from the Quraan.

18> Those who breakup into sects and divide their religion, are out of Islaam and this could be another GREAT trap of Shaytaan (Ref: Al_Quraan_006.159). Remove all Gaps and Differences to unite this Ummah by truly following the Quraan and by fairing Allah and do more Positive Dawah through the Quraan to unite all.

19> If Shaytaan causes you to forget the commandment of Allah as mentioned in the Quraan, then do not sit after the remembrance in the company of those wrong-doers, (Ref: Al_Quraan_006.068).

20> Shaytaan and his followers will be in the Hell-Fire, (Ref: Al_Quraan_007.018).

‘O' Allah! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near) me, (Ref: Al_Quraan_023.097-098) AMEEN.

REMEMBER: To Establish True Deen-e-Ibrahim we need Good & Effective Planning.

Deniers of the Quraan are those who don’t want to listen/read/understand/practice/follow on the Quraan and instead they want to change the Quraan. Since the Quraan is revealed/protected by Allah, so they try to find other way than the Quraan, (Ref: Al_Quraan_010.015).

Non-Practicing Muslims are like ASS / Donkey carrying books, (Ref: Al_Quraan_062.005).

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah but those who disbelieve …, (Ref: Al_Quraan_040.004).

Hypocrites Read the Quraan BUT Practice something else.

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