Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Shaythan Wants Us to Forget
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
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 and Control over them. He wants believers to forget that they have a Creator to whom they are answerable. It wants them to discard all fear towards the Almighty and do as they please. So many people today live to do as their egos please. They reject any form of control upon themselves. They regard themselves as independent.
This forgetfulness is a powerful weapon against believers. For as long as believers remember Allah (s.w.t.), they would be careful to walk on the path of sincerity and cleanliness. Shaythan has placed his reins on the heedless. He rides on us just as a man rides a donkey and directs it in any direction he fancies. We are now in a time where almost everyone has forgotten Allah (s.w.t.). People do not remember Allah (s.w.t.) even while reciting dzikrullah.
Shaythan has caused made scholars to forget to remind their congregations about the dangers of being heedless. He has made them forget to dispense regular advice. So why are we here?
I have only Created jinn and men, that they may serve Me. (Surah adz-Dzariyat:56)
Allah (s.w.t.) Created us to be His servants and to serve Him. Shaythan wants this erased from our minds. He wants us to live only to serve our egos and desires. He strives for us to forget Allah (s.w.t.) and his Words, the Qur'an, and that we forget our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) and his sunnah. So we must beware.