Listen to Surah Al Kahf 18:50
وَإِذۡ قُلۡنَا لِلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةِ ٱسۡجُدُواْ لِأَدَمَ فَسَجَدُوٓاْ إِلَّآ إِبۡلِيسَ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡجِنِّ فَفَسَقَ عَنۡ أَمۡرِ رَبِّهِۦۤۗ أَفَتَتَّخِذُونَهُ ۥ وَذُرِّيَّتَهُ ۥۤ أَوۡلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِى وَهُمۡ لَكُمۡ عَدُوُّۢۚ بِئۡسَ لِلظَّـٰلِمِينَ بَدَلاً۬ (٥٠)
And (remember) when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord’s command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers. (50)
Allah warns us not to make Shaytan our friend!
Now that we know who our biggest enemy is, and we know what their missions are, we know we must fight them. Our soldiers against Shaytan
1. Strong Iman.
This should be continuous. We must constantly fight to improve our iman by gaining knowledge and doing activities that bring us closer to Allah.
2. Seeking refuge. refer to Al Aaraf 7:200
وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ نَزۡغٌ۬ فَٱسۡتَعِذۡ بِٱللَّهِۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ (٢٠٠)
And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek refuge in Allah. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower. (200)
Shaytan has no power over you if you believe in Him. he is a whisperer who withdraws. Only seek refuge in Allah. You can do the
- AlIsti3adhah – I seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan the cursed one
- Recite Surah Al Falaq
- Recite Surah Annas
- Recite Ayat Kursi
In hadeeth, which I read to them
Narrated by Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle deputed me to keep Sadaqat (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A comer came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) (stealthily). I took hold of him and said, “By Allah, I will take you to Allah’s Apostle .” He said, “I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need.” I released him, and in the morning Allah’s Apostle asked me, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again.” I believed that he would show up again as Allah’s Apostle had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, “I will definitely take you to Allah’s Apostle. He said, “Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again.” I pitied him and let him go.
In the morning Allah’s Apostle asked me, “What did your prisoner do.” I replied, “O Allah’s Apostle! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Verily, he told you a lie and he will return.” I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, “I will surely take you to Allah’s Apostle as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come.” He said, “(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.” I asked, “What are they?” He replied, “Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi”– ‘Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. ” So, I released him. In the morning, Allah’s Apostle asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Apostle asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end —- Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum—-.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was Satan.”
Sahih Al Bukhari : Volume 3 : Book 38 : Hadith 505
3.Doing dzikir. (remembrance of Allah). I am trying to encourage my chidren to recite dzkir as much as they can.
4. Read Surah Al Baqarah (I cannot find the hadith. Please help me)
5. Saying the syahadah. Constantly eminding yurself that there is only one God that is Allah and your messenger is Mohammad s.a.w.
6. Taking wudhu – especially when you feel angry. Being angry makes syaitan happy. Taking effct of taking wudhu will calm you down.
8. Repentance. I mentioned earlier, one of the things that Syaitan did not do was seek repentance when he was kicked out of heaven. His arrogance brought disobedience and made him too proud to seek forgiveness even though he knows that Allah was his creator. Moreover Allah is All Forgivong.
Let us not be like Syaitan he is too proud to seek forgiveness. And because he thinks highly of himself, he even promised Allah that he will stray human. a creature that Allah has honoured, so that human will forget Allah and be just like him. Naudzubillah.