Scheme of Shaitan
There are many methods and schemes employed by Shaitaan to distract Muslims,
to lead us astray. Initially it is to distract us and thereafter to lead us
to commit shirk and kufr. The Quraan exhorts us with the following:
“Lead to destruction those whom thou canst among them, with thy (seductive)
voice; make assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy infantry; mutually
share with them wealth and children; and make promises to them. But Satan
promises them nothing but deceit”. [Bani Isra'il 17:64]
“As for My servants, no authority shalt thou have over them. Enough is thy
Lord for a Disposer of affairs”. [Bani Isra'il 17:65]
8) Life of Play and Amusement
Allah (S.W.T) describes this world in the Quraan as follows:
“What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home
in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?”
Allah (S.W.T) warns us of being heedless of our religion Islaam, and being
deceived by this world as follows:
“Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement, and
are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim (to them) this (truth):
that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: it will find for
itself no protector or intercessor except God: if it offered every ransom,
(or reparation), none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who
deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for drink
(only) boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous: for they
persisted in rejecting God”. [al-An`am 6:70.13]
9) Five Senses in Disobedience of Allah
Let us not be of those who Allah (S.W.T) has blessed with five senses (i.e.
sight, hearing, speech, touch and smell) for the disobedience of Allah. We
should be using these blessed senses in the pleasure of our Creator (S.W.T).
It would certainly be a sign of ingratitude if we were to use our senses,
time and our wealth in the disobedience of Allah (S.W.T). In this regard
Allah (S.W.T) mentions in the Holy Quraan:
“Verily the ear, the eye and the heart – with regard to each of these it will
be questioned”. [Al-Isrá 17 -36]
It is clear that that this verse indicates towards the great responsibility
attached to the correct usage of the senses.
What should we, as Muslims, be doing?
1- Create Consciousness of Allah:
We should be spending our precious time in an environment that promotes the
consciousness of Allah (S.W.T) and fulfilling our object of our existence on
earth. As Allah mentions in Quraan:
I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.
2- Refrain from Pastime activities
We should abstain from leading a lifestyle that promotes all sorts of
corruption including the corruption of the Deen-ul-Islam. If we wish to be
able to recognise the fitnah of the liar, Ad-Dajjal then we should refrain
from the activities and pastimes of his followers.
3- Be Vigilant of the plots of Shaitan.
Only true believers will be able to recognize the fraud and deceit of the
Dajjal. So we should strengthen our imaan and also be vigilant of the plots
of Shaitaan, who wishes to distract us from the remembrance of Allah.
4- Make Tawba:
Muslims are urged to change our ways and to make sincere taubah (repentance)
for our past sins.
5- Choice of Good from Bad:
Allah has granted us choices of good and evil in this world, let us use it
for the good. We should try and refrain from entertaining ourselves with
television and enjoy the HALAAL activities that is pleasing to our Creator
May Allah Guide us, and Forgive us all. Ameen