The wise person is he who studies his enemies’ strategies and takes the precautions and measures to defeat them. Your Lord has warned, “Indeed Shaytan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze…” The Noble Qur’an 35:6
Shaytan works in many ways in our lives. Many times he comes in pleasing forms and invites us away from the path of Allah without us even knowing it. We know he works very hard to lead us astray, but we don’t work hard enough to know him and his beguiling ways, Subhan’Allah.
The subtlety in which he works can be difficult to detect and seems completely harmless many times, but we have to realize the time we are living in and how easy it is for his influence to enter our homes and lives.
What is truth and what is falsehood? We live in a world where we trust what we are told blindly and without thought. We come into the delusion of the system we live in easily resulting in the loss of a much-needed critical thought process based on practicality and Faith. The majority of people today fall into this web of fallacy simply because we cannot be bothered to dig deeper to reveal hidden agendas and uncover the truth. Many times these facts could just be a short search away, but we prefer to just eat what we are fed without looking at the ingredients.
This has to change. Our beliefs have been high jacked by the very system that oppresses our freedom to worship, analyze our surroundings, and to speak out. We have been pushed beyond our comfort zones and have given up on trying to push back. It’s like that old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well join them.”
We have to think about it. We have found quicker, more efficient ways to kill one another, we have modified our food to the point that it is making us sick and fat, and we are suffering from cancers and depression, because of being attached to screens and social media. The list goes on and on. But at the cusp of it, the very proof that something is seriously amiss is the fact that we cannot accept these facts at their core. We cannot recognize our enemy or his influence in our daily lives, Subhan’Allah.
Everyday we are being duped into thinking that the industrial complex that feeds us, treats us, and entertains us is fact based and innocent. We firmly believe that they have done their homework, through scientific research and experiments, just so we don’t have to do ours. It’s absurd, but it’s the truth. We will blindly believe that the pills we pop will heal us, the food we eat nourishes us, and that the screens we covet are harmless to our mental development, even when we can clearly see the damage it is all doing. If this isn’t satanic inspiration, then what is?
The first step to enlightenment is to accept our state and the state of the world around us. The Qur’an gives us the tools to recognize and measure these depths if we are diligent in identifying them. We have to keep an open mind and try not to let our own prejudices hold us back from truth. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, but once we get it down, we can transcend falsehood and see the world for what it really is.
This series explores Shaytan’s plans and presence in our midst. The tools we use on a daily basis to make our lives more comfortable and more entertaining are the same tools he uses to call upon us and entice us away from Allah SWT and Islam.
For the sake of your children and your own soul, please do watch these videos and arm yourself against his manipulation and schemes, Insha’Allah.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, what lies in the depths of cold waters we tread is far more massive and unexpected.