Tricks of Shaitan

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Shaitan uses many tricks to knock down a Muslim from the true path. Dwell only on some of them:

• Embellish forbidden. Decorating attractive wrapper that, in fact, is disgusting, Shaitan begins to decline man on his way.

• Calling sinful attractive name. So, for example, deceived the first people, Adam and Chava, Shaitan called the tree of forbidden fruit of "the tree of eternity".

Just as usury became known as profit, debauchery - the freedom of women, and particularly successful in this regard are the "stars".

• Calling charitable deeds disgusting names.

For example, Shaitan, in the tribe of Ad where the prophet Hud (peace be upon him) was sent, preferred to give the following name of truth, by the mouth of the unbelievers:

قال الملأ الذين كفروا من قومه إنا لنراك في سفاهة وإنا لنظنك من الكاذبين

"Said the eminent ones who disbelieved among his people, "Indeed, we see you in foolishness, and indeed, we think you are of the liars". (The Quran, 7:66)

قالوا إن هذان لساحران يريدان أن يخرجاكم من أرضكم بسحرهما ويذهبا بطريقتكم المثلى

"They said, "Indeed, these are two magicians who want to drive you out of your land with their magic and do away with your most exemplary way". (The Quran, 20:63)

Then, in the tribe of Quraysh, friends of Shaitan said the Prophet (peace be upon him):

أو يلقى إليه كنز أو تكون له جنة يأكل منها وقال الظالمون إن تتبعون إلا رجلا مسحورا

"Or [why is not] a treasure presented to him [from heaven], or does he [not] have a garden from which he eats?" And the wrongdoers say, "You follow not but a man affected by magic". (The Quran, 25:8)

• Shaitan starts with small sins, thus paving the path to a great sinful acts.

وَلَا يَأْتَلِ أُولُو الْفَضْلِ مِنكُمْ وَالسَّعَةِ أَن يُؤْتُوا أُولِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَالْمُهَاجِرِينَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلْيَعْفُوا وَلْيَصْفَحُوا أَلَا تُحِبُّونَ أَن يَغْفِرَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

"O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan - indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing". (The Quran, 24:21)

قال فبما أغويتني لأقعدن لهم صراطك المستقيم ثم لآتينهم من بين أيديهم ومن خلفهم وعن أيمانهم وعن شمائلهم ولا تجد أكثرهم شاكرين

"Satan said: 'Since You have led me astray, I shall surely sit in ambush for them on Your Straight Path. Then I will come upon them from the front and from the rear, and from their right and from their left. And You will not find most of them thankful". (The Quran, 7:16-17)

• Giving advice. Just as Shaitan told Adam (A.S.) and Hawwa:

وقاسمهما إني لكما لمن الناصحين

"He swore to them, "Truly, I am to you - a sincere well-wisher".

The Mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan Kamil hazrat Samigullin

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