The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 13th April 2010.
We must beware of Iblis and his cunning tricks. Once we let our guard down, he will make us forget Allah (s.w.t.).
…but Satan made him forget... (Surah Yusuf:42)
This verse of the Qur'an is made up of only two Arabic words but there is an Ocean of Knowledge contained within it. It is a powerful warning for us to beware of Iblis and his followers. It teaches us that their cursed mission is to make Man forget about their Lord Almighty.
This state of heedlessness is a worldwide phenomenon today. Shaythan desires that believers are always preserved in this forgetful state. It wants believers to forget that Allah (s.w.t.) is constantly Observing them. He wants believers to forget that Allah (s.w.t.) has Assigned two angels to record down all their words and deeds. He wants believers to forget that Allah (s.w.t.) has Absolute Power a…