IN HOW MANY WAYS CAN I ENTICE YOU? 15:62-65

Surah Al Isra

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

قَالَ أَرَءَيۡتَكَ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى ڪَرَّمۡتَ عَلَىَّ لَٮِٕنۡ أَخَّرۡتَنِ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ لَأَحۡتَنِكَنَّ ذُرِّيَّتَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬ (٦٢) قَالَ ٱذۡهَبۡ فَمَن تَبِعَكَ مِنۡهُمۡ فَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ جَزَآؤُكُمۡ جَزَآءً۬ مَّوۡفُورً۬ا (٦٣) وَٱسۡتَفۡزِزۡ مَنِ ٱسۡتَطَعۡتَ مِنۡہُم بِصَوۡتِكَ وَأَجۡلِبۡ عَلَيۡہِم بِخَيۡلِكَ وَرَجِلِكَ وَشَارِكۡهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَمۡوَٲلِ وَٱلۡأَوۡلَـٰدِ وَعِدۡهُمۡ‌ۚ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا (٦٤) إِنَّ عِبَادِى لَيۡسَ لَكَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنٌ۬‌ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِرَبِّكَ وَڪِيلاً۬ (٦٥)

He said: Seest Thou this (creature) whom Thou hast honoured above me, if Thou give me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will seize his seed, save but a few. (62) He said: Go, and whosoever of them followeth thee – lo! Hell will be your payment, ample payment. (63) And excite any of them whom thou canst with thy voice, and urge thy horse and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and children, and promise them. Satan promiseth them only to deceive. (64) Lo! My (faithful) bondmen – over them thou hast no power, and thy Lord sufficeth as (their) guardian. (65)

TAFSEER BY DR. FARHAT HASHMI:

How may ways does Shaytaan use to control humans and entice them into disobedience to fulfill and prove to Allah Subhanawataala that humans are truly inferior to him:

A,.The horse and the rider

In this the analogy is that of Shaitaan tightening the reins on human. Thus like a rider he makes the horse trust him first by becoming familiar, and he knows the temperament of humans and promises to use their desires to turn them to disobedience.

Surah Hijr 39-40

He has promised that he will not only deter Adam but all his progeny, and very few will escape his circle of influence.

He promises by Allah’s Izzah that he will misguide all of them if possible.

Surah Saba 20

All went after Shaytaan except for very few.

When Shaytaan is the rider and man is the horse and once he is in the bridle of the Shaytaan then his promise that he will take them wherever he wants.

Allah Subhanawataala says, “ Go away!  Then Jahannum will be the abode of such who follow you.

Surah Hijr 37 -38

Surah Saad 84-85

I (says Allah Subhanawtaala) will fill Jahannum with you (Shaytaan) and all the disobedient people

Surah Shuraa 94 95

B, BY SOUNDS PLEASING TO MANKIND

Allah Subhanawataala says “Go ahead you can misguide and pick out those who you can with your voice……..”

Sauut e ka: بِصَوتِكَ ( here the reference is to the voice, what is shaytaans)

  1. Waswassa…this word comes from the subtle soft sound that the leaves makes by its movement in the trees, which are, moved with breeze a whispering in the heart which Shaytaan whispers.
  2. A human voice encouraging misguidance okaying disobedience
  3. Any human voice (relative or leader) words (spoken or written) which entices one to disobedience…with an invitation
  4. All those sounds including the music of human voice singing and those musical instruments that makes one forget the Dhikr of Allah (ref by Ibn- Abbas, & Suyuti)

The invitation to sin and fasaad Ibn abbas, suyuti have defined these as follows:

Al ghena: singing

Muameer: instruments of music

All those sounds and that type of music that makes one forgets the Dhikr of Allah

There are some gatherings where Shaytaan is present

Just like a gathering where Dhikr is done, the angels of mercy descend and surround them

Similarly (surah maryam 83) in the gatherings of disobedience Shayateen descend and encourage everyone present to excel in disobedience to Allah.

Those poets that recite lies to deliberately misguide humans from the path of Allah

Daleel: surah shuraa 221 Hal unabey oo kum………..tanazilo

All those words, all those conversations, that makes us oblivious of Allah’s Dhikr those are Hizb ul Shaytaan, i.e. the party of Shaytaan.

OTHER TECHNIQUES USED BY SHAYTAAN:

He uses many methodologies to misguide humans into the disobedience to Allah.

I. UPROOTING:

Wastafziz: وَٱستَفزِز He uproots you, first he moves you back and forth by saying things which make one confused about Deen and what is right and what is wrong and then it becomes easy to uproot the Muslim and take him emotionally, and psychologically and finally physically into arenas of disobedience of Allah.

II: CHEERING ON: AJALEB وَأَجلِب

Cheering, shouting, screaming to encourage the horse to run faster, done by the rider as well as the audience  (similar to cheerleaders and the cheering football audience)

Some people have just one Shaytaan and then some have entire armies of shayateen over them. Sometimes the disobedient jinn and INS join into the army of the Shaytaan to dissuade the righteous obedient ebad from following the path of Allah.

All ARMIES: On foot and on horses, slow and fast.

When Shaytaan sees that a human being is starting to do some good and is getting other people to join then Shyataan brings his armies of Shayateen attach with full force to disperse these ebad.

III SHARIQ (shareholder) وَشَارِكهُم

Allah Subhanawataala says do all these and become a user of their wealth and their children, such that they would earn and raise their children and you would become a partner in them.

How does he become a part of the wealth

Even when a human earns halal he makes him spend it in dunya in such a way that it would be of no advantage in this world and in the Hereafter.  He makes it feel like halal earning is haram, and prohibits the use of halal earnings for halal needs. By making them feel that it is not the right thing to do.

TODAY: How do people do that today? Working hard, and spending it on such things that are useless in this world and the Hereafter:

  1. Buying huge houses in mortgage and then spending numerous hours to upkeep it and earning to pay the bills
  • Giving money and food to Pirs
  • Surah Yunus 59

    How does he share in part of the offspring

    we have been taught to protect ouroffspring:

    1. starting before conception: even before they are conceived by reciting the Prayer for protection of the offspring : A dua is made (masnoon) by the husband when approaching his wife for consummation of marriage:(www.makedua.com)

    2. After the birth of the baby following the sunnah eg, Do the appropriate steps of raising the baby: Akeeka etc.

    If one does not teach them and raise them to serve Allah, and yet whenparents labor to raise them by teaching them secular studies only, working hard to feed and educate them, then they grow up to serve Shaytaani institutions instead of serving their parents. This then is an example how Shaytaan has a share in the offspring while the parent does all the work.

    Normally one never wants to share their offspring and do not want them to be under the influence of others, however when shaytaan comes in slowly he becomes a definer of where and how the children go all this only because the parents have not given the tarbiyah of Deen and instill the love of prophet Muhammad pbuh in their hearts

    IV WAAID E HUM (PROMISES) وَعِدهُم

    He makes false promises

    Surah Ibrahim 22

    Do not blame me (Shaytaan)

    EXAMPLES:

    HOW DOES HE ENTICE THE PEOPLE OF DEEN

    The fitan for Ulema:

    The kibr of Ilm

    Hasad for other ulema

    You are teaching enough you don’t have to practice

    Desire of sardari

    Counting students of one ulema vs. other ulemas

    FUQUAHA

    Arguments in fiqh

    Mujahideen

    Riya

    Abideen

    You do so much you do no need to do more

    MUHADISEEN

    Hadith is enough, you don t need to study Quran

    TABLIGHEES

    Makes them do wrong methods of tabligh by adopting other faiths methods to do tabligh

    To criticize other tablighees

    ZAHID

    Stay away and your are the best, fast all the time that is even better, stroking the nafs

    SUFIS

    Tariqa is enough you don’t need to follow the shariah or the Sunnah

    WAIZ

    He makes them do such waiz but there is no essence of truth in them

    QARI

    Your voice is beautiful desiring accolades

    POETS

    Encourages them to use seductive language to attract others

    Ahle lughat

    PERSONAL MODES WHERE SHAYTAAN DICTATES TO US:

    CLOTHES, DÉCOR:

    We wear fine clothes to impress others.

    We spend extravagantly for décor of the house.

    THOSE WHO WORSHIP SHAYTAAN………..There are actually people who worship Satan.

    END TAFSEER

  • Any use of wealth for haram things
  • Making elaborate wedding clothes which are seldom used later
  • 4 thoughts on “IN HOW MANY WAYS CAN I ENTICE YOU? 15:62-65

    1. Walaikum Asalaam,
      The answer is the bare minimum that you can get by with, the rest is riya and ujub:(
      Allah knows best!

      • salam,
        this has always been a big confusing question for me.
        what is the fine line between extravagance and stinginess, as Allah asks us to mantain a just balance between the two extremes.
        We are also told to show the bounties which Allah has bestowed upon us. But obviously that doesnt justify showing off or notability. I dont understand how many clothes are enough, or should we go out to restaurants or not, or is decorating your house a show of wealth…
        could anyone answer this

    2. Alhamdulillah Asma, Jazaak Allahu khair for this. This is very helpful for people like me(non urdu speaking).

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