Did you ever face an enemy in your life? Do you even have an enemy, a personal enemy? I guess most of you don’t, right? Life is good! I hope it is to be. But at least you have some understanding about an enemy, and what it is to have an enemy, I guess!
So, let’s imagine for a minute about a serious enemy, an enemy who wants to put you in trouble all the time. He annoys you, harms you, makes your life miserable and finally he exhorts all his effort to see you burning alive! That’s the goal of his life! Can you imagine such an enemy around you, someone in the neighbourhood or someone at the school or at work?
Now let me tell you how you got this enemy from. It’s your father’s enemy. You didn’t make it. it’s inherited. He was the enemy to your father, so he took you as your enemy without you being noticed or asked for it, without you being caused any harm to somebody ever, you found somebody, out of nothing, in the middle of nowhere, acts with you like an enemy. Surprising, disgusting and repulsive, isn’t it?
So, now you know, whatever good you are or whatever good you behave with each and every person around you, you can’t avoid this shit of enemy from your life. It’s shitty, really! He comes and entangles with you every single thing you do. Just imagine again, you are practising a netball alone or you are throwing a ball to the wall, it comes back to you, you are on yourself but you found, out of nowhere, this enemy is there. You through a ball, he pushes his hand and threw it away! How disgusting it is? You stop playing and choose to go to another wall but here he comes again. You kick the ball towards the wall and he just touches the ball with his hand and sends it to other direction. You would get mad, won’t you! But you showed utmost patience. So, you stopped playing at all.
You are angry and agitated, so you wanted to call a friend and talk to him to defuse your agitation and you started talking to him. But your enemy comes back again suddenly, he started mocking you, repeating your words whatever you are saying, he is mocking you, speaking exactly the same way you are speaking, gesturing the same way you are gesturing. What would you do now? You might try to forget his presence, might try closing your eyes but his words are coming to your ear. What do you do now? You trying to run away from him, right? Desperate? You get breathless running but you couldn’t lose him, he was right there! Laughing at you watching your desperateness.
What do you do now? Get crazy? And that’s just your enemy disturbing you, doesn’t leave you alone in the matter of no profit and no loss things (it’s just a play). But what about he is there in your study table, in your school, in your class. And then what about he does the same when you are at work, while you are at the job or in the business. Now this gets ugly because your enemy is causing you loss in every aspect he can, he makes losing your concentration, he makes you do mistakes in your work and so on. What would you do now?
I assure you, you will leave all other activities and make all the plans and goals and purpose of your life to just get rid of this enemy, I won’t surprise if you come up even with a plan to kill him. Won’t you?
But I didn’t finish telling you the POWER of this enemy yet. So far you life was haphazard by an enemy who you can see, who you can deal with because you can see him, you can notice him, you can notice how he attempts, which way he comes, how he works.
But then what if the enemy is invisible? Can you imagine him in all those activities? His physical presence was enough to make your life hell. now, he has got such power to come to you invisible? It would be a nightmare, isn’t it? You might now go back and check, how in the first place your father got this enemy? You might put all the blame on your dead father.
And up to this stage, your life will never be same again like any other classmates or workmates or any other people in the society. They don’t have to face this enemy. Imagine a person, whose life goes dealing with court, police, jail. Do you find his life is normal like any other person in the society? Not at all.
But I didn’t finish yet. Your invisible enemy has the power to access your thoughts. He knows what are you are thinking. And he can manipulate your thoughts! I know, I can see, your mouth gets wide open, you don’t feel your body now and you are feeling like a dead man! But there you are! Look, you are still breathing!
He knows what your heart desires and he has the power to manipulate with it. Meaning, if a desire is bad for you, he can make you feel burning for that desire. So you get aggressive and crazy and forget your senses to fulfil your desire.
He knows what you are feeling and he has the power to manipulate your feelings. So when you feel anger, he can make you burst into your anger and make the world upside down. So, you do crazy stuff.
So, you got an enemy who is psychologically powerful over your mind, your thoughts, your desires and your emotions. And he is invisible.
What you think, you might reconsider having such a life. Because you have no power, no strength to deal with such enemy, you give up and let him do whatever he wants to do with your life. It’s out of your capability to deal with such an enemy. In fact, how can you ever fight with such an enemy who knows your thought! It’s impossible! The best thing is to give up and rest your life in his hand for whatever his plan for you, even if he wants to put you in burning alive, you have no choice!
SubhanAllah! Aujubillah!! This is shaitan.
That’s what Allah describe the power of shaitan and he warned human being giving all the details of this CLEAR enemy. And He warned the consequences of how human being even choose shaitan as his companion. He warned how shaitan overpowers even his messengers. He warned even how His messengers were not free from this enemy and manipulate with his messages to HIs messengers
And if all these warnings were not enough then Allah, the Most Merciful informed you of final consequences, He Himself will appoint an extra shaitan on you when you remain out of Allah’s remembrance. This is an ultimate disaster.
You tell me now, who on earth has a least of sense exist in him would not be cautious and make all his effort to make his life away from shaitan?
But what do you know about shaitan? Most importantly how the knowledge of shaitan impacts on you? Have you been ever aware of the shaitan’s acts on you? Have you ever been conscious about his presence?
So, would you not take it seriously? Would you not try to know how he works? And would you not take all the measures, weapons that Allah Subhanahu provided for you to fight and protect yourself and your family from this enemy?
I seek refuge from the accursed shaitan.