In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,
وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنكُمْ جِبِلًّا كَثِيرًا أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْقِلُونَ
“And he had already led astray from among you much of creation, so did you not use reason?”
Dear reader, you have an enemy,an avowed enemy.The hatred he has for you cannot and will not be diminished no matter what you do.His main goal is to cause your destruction.He is happy when your sad,happy when your defeated,happy when you fail.All he wants is to cause you eternal misery.There is nothing you can do for him or say to him that will change that.His hatred is eternal.
He has led astray a large number of people since the beginning of time.He has led countless nations to ruin.He never tires of this endeavor.Do you know who this enemy is?
Allah,our kind Lord who knows all there is to know about everything informed us of him.He created us all both our enemy and us.He who knows the past,present and future has informed us that satan is our greatest enemy.
Allah has informed us of the end of some of the nations satan led astray.Examples include:
- The people of Noah(peace be upon him)
- The people of Lot(peace be upon him)
- The people of Saleh(peace be upon him)
- The people of Hud(peace be upon him)
- The pharoah & his followers
Despite this stark fact countless people continue to follow the footsteps of satan up until today.Where do this footsteps lead to?They lead to Hell(We seek refuge in Allah from the hell fire.)These people have chosen their worst enemy over their Generous Lord.They have chosen eternal torment over eternal bliss.These people have chosen the greatest failure over the supreme success.
On the day of judgement do you know what this enemy will say?He will say.
“And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, “Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. Indeed, I deny your association of me [with Allah] before. Indeed, for the wrongdoers is a painful punishment.”
SubhanaAllah(Exalted is Allah).All this notwithstanding some people obeyed satan and continue to despite the fact that Allah the Exalted Most High gave them hearing,sight and intellect.
Allah our Kind Lord has shown us the path to salvation.Any reasonable person should follow the path,stick to it and ask His Lord for steadfastness.
Therefore dear reader,submit to your Lord,obey Him,be grateful to Him ,ask Him for His Love,Mercy,Pleasure and bounty,ask Him for guidance,steadfastness,protection from the satan and ask Allah for all the good in this world and in the next.Unlike humans our Lord loves to be asked so may Allah have mercy on you ask Him for all your needs.
Praise is due to Allah who has shown us our enemy,his plots and traps.We seek refuge in Allah the All-Hearer All-Knower from the accursed satan.
Someone may ask as often people do why did God create satan?The answer is simple satan was created for the same reason you and I were: To worship Allah.
and Allah knows best.
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (May the peace and Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.)