In this blessed month of Ramadan, I sincerely hope
that readers will find the thoughts and discussions in
this short booklet useful in their self examination ,
because ultimately, there is nothing more important
in this world than to find what God asked us to do
and what not to do and to live according to His Will.
For those who do not care to begin this self
examination and live by His divine truth, I can only
offer a humble prayer that let God help them find
their way back to Him before their time in this
world runs out.
In the name of Almighty Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Benevolent.
Ramadan is the month of blessings and mercy that Allah has bestowed upon
us. Because in this month the devils are chained and the doors of Heaven are
opened for us.If we sincerely repent, and seek Allah's guidance and
blessings,that will be granted, insha Allah. But I don't know how far everyone
is getting the real spirit of this blessed month.I have seen many who just
starving for the day,but never benefit or graduate themselves from this
month,like they neglect reciting Holly Quran,pondering over the meaning;
what Allah is saying to us,neglect or post pond their prayers by watching TV
,or sitting in front of Computer and having their mind fully immersed in merry
making like watching music,films,chatting,
Majority of the new generation is so immersed in the social networks sites
like face book,orkut etc that they can't help to keep themselves
away.Mothers fails to keep track of their kids getting addicted to such
things,like what type of photos they are posting,to whom they are making
friendship and what is going on within their friendship circle.For Kid's
misguidance Allah will question the parents.Once they get their own
considered independent infront
Parents,especially Mothers beware of your kids steps and warn them,as it is
In fact every negative evil contained things can be
used or can be transformed to a very pleasant and
good way upon which Allah's blessings can be
enjoyed .Like if you are an addict to Facebook,you can
join many Islamic web profiles in Facebook[,Hadees
of the day,I got it covered,etc etc ]and recharge
yourself into good things and you can as well put
comments under their posts and photos,so that each
and every moment you are seeking knowledge of Deen
and not merely Duniya.If you are using internet ,browse Islamic websites and
read good Islamic books and also you can see many
Islamic satellite channels like Watch Islam,Peace TV,Huda TV etc online
which will give you vast variety of information which you even don't
know, even though you are born and brought up in a Muslim background.If
you are fond of hearing music,just search for some beautiful nasheeds and
hear it.Like wise try to concentrate on the Spiritual Side of Ramadan and
take your track back to all the goodness and thankfulness that Allah
So in this Blessed Month of Ramadan,Sleep Minimum,Pray Maximum...there
is no guarantee whether we will be present in the next Ramadan.Facebook
will be here,Orkut will be there,Friends will be there,but Ramadan is
moving...and we will be the losers finally...Hence Increase your
prayers,decrease your fun..May you be guided and blessed and graduate from
this blessed month...
Among all the good things, a Muslim will be greatly rewarded if he do
Da'wah,that means spreading the message of God, to those who are ignorant
about God's message.The da'wah (invitation) to Allah is the duty of the
Muslim Ummah. Every Muslim is charged with this mission, each according to
his capacity.Let us see what Allah is saying in Quran regarding Da'wah.
"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to
all that is good,enjoining what is right and forbidding
what is wrong. They are prosperous ones." [3.104]
Allah says in the Quran: "Who is better in speech
than one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and
says: I am of those who bow in submission?" [41:33]
The Hadith of the Prophet Salla Allahu Alyhi Wasalam confirms the reward.
Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu Alyhi Wasalam said: "For Allah to guide one
man through you is better for you than all that the sun has shined over".
Hence I think it is my duty to share what I experienced during our Daw'aah
encounter at a moment.We invited a Catholic guy for iftaar,and we started
talking on Imporatnce of Ramadan and he was encouraged to talk so
much.But we found he hates Islam .He never learnt about Islam or read
Quran,but he read many news and websites saying what is Islam,which
misguided him from the real Islam.He got every misconception about
Islam,but he said he love Muslims,love to talk to them and love to spent time
with them and he feel very comfortable with them than with his Christians
friends.He also said he believe in God,but he never read Bible fully,though he
tried once,but due to the complexities he just dropped that.He is man of
knowledge,he talked on very many topics,but still he frankly told he hates
Islam.He also added majority of the Christians never read Bible,but only hear
parts during holy masses.We tried to clear his clouded mind regarding Islam
and he was a patient listener .After hearing that he expressed his interest to
learn Islam.We gave the Divine Book Quran with translation and some small
booklets.May he get the true Islam from that,insha Allah.Once he got the
Quran in his hand,he opened and read the first two lines of Surah Al
"This is the Scripture in which there is no doubt,
containing guidance for those who are mindful of
and said it is amazing and shocking for him to read
the verse.May Allah lead him to the path of truth
Insha Allah as the Divine Book of Guidance is now in
his hand and it is his duty to learn and understand
and to accept it or reject it as Allah says in Quran
every one is only a warner and not suppose to compel
if they dispute with thee, say: "I have submitted My whole self to Allah and so
have those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book and to those
who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" If they do, they are in
right guidance, but if they turn back, Thy duty is to convey the Message; and
in Allah’s sight are (all) His servants.[03:20]
we can say only this;
"To you be your Way, and to me mine."
Keeping all these apart,I just love to share an experience he had and he
shared frankly with us. When he was a teenager he use to attend Holy
Masses in Church.One day as usual Priest was saying about the message of
.". love your enemies, do good to them,..."...After the mass he met the Priest
and said "one doubt is haunting me."Priest asked him to ask his doubt "Can
I love Devil?Because he is the first and foremost enemy of human beings,as I
am asked by Jesus[pbuh] to love my enemies even. I think majority of the
world is doing that right now,following the devil's path and loving him." The
priest was dumbfound...Actually we also was
astonished to hear such a thought provoking
statement from him.Whatever it may be,he said a true
thing.Devil/Satan/Iblis-the Cursed One is the one
and only true enemy of human beings,along with his
followers.Allah clearly stated that in Quran in the
following verses,only to warn men not to fall slave to
his tricks.Let us look to it in a step by step method.
Almighty Allah revealed: And surely,
We created you (your father Adam)
and then gave you shape (the noble
shape of a human being), then We
told the angels, "Prostrate to Adam';
and they prostrated, except Iblis, he
refused to be of those who prostrate.
(Allah) said: 'What prevented you (0
Iblis) that you did not prostrate, when
I commanded you?"
(Iblis) said: "I am better than him
(Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from
(Allah) said: "0 Iblis, get down from this (Paradise), it is not
for you to be arrogant here. Get out, for you are of those
humiliated and disgraced." Surah 7: 11-13
Iblis's Vow for (Iblis) said: "Allow me respite till the Day they are raised up
(i.e. The Day of Resurrection)."
(Allah) said: "You are of those allowed respite."
(Iblis) said: "Because You have sent me astray, surely I will
sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight
Path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind
them, from their right and from their left, and You will not find
most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful to
(Allah) said (to Iblis): "Get out from this (Paradise)
disgraced and expelled. Whoever of them (mankind) will
follow you, then surely I will fill Hell with you all." Surah 7:
Eating from "And 0 Adam! Dwell you and your wife in Paradise, and eat
the Forbidden thereof as you both wish, but approach not this tree
otherwise you both will be of the Zalimeen (unjust and wrong-
Then Satan whispered suggestions to
them both in order to uncover that
which was hidden from them of their
private parts (before); he said: "Your
Lord did not forbid you this tree save
you should become angels or become
of the immortals." And he (Satan)
swore by Allah to them both (saying):
"Verily, I am one of the sincere well-
wishers for you both."
So he misled them with deception.
Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden
from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to
them and they began to stick together the leaves of Paradise
over themselves (in order to cover their shame). And their
Lord called out to them (saying): "Did I not forbid you that
tree and tell you: Verily, Satan is an open enemy unto you?"
They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You
forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall
certainly be of the losers." Allah said: "Get down, one of you
an enemy to the other (i.e. Adam, Eve, and Satan, etc.). On
earth will be a dwelling-place for you and an enjoyment, - for
a time." He said: "Therein you shall live, and therein you shall
die, and from it you shall be brought out (i.e., resurrected).
Surah 7: 19-25
Iblis's Vow to Allah Almighty recounts Iblis's disobedience in another
- surah: (Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Truly
I am going to create man from clay. So when I have fashioned
him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you
fall down prostrate to him." So the angels prostrated
themselves, all of them: except Iblis, he was proud and was
one of the disbelievers.
(Allah) said: "0 Iblis! What prevents you from prostrating
yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are
you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the
high exalted?" (Iblis) said "I am better than he, You created
me from fire, and You created him from clay."
(Allah) said: "Then get you from here, for verily, you are
outcast. And verily!, My Curse is on you till the Day of
Recompense." (Iblis) said: 'My Lord! Give me then respite till
the Day the (dead) are resurrected." Allah said: "Verily! You
are of those allowed respite - till the Day of the time
appointed." Iblis said: "By Your Might, then I will surely
mislead them all, - except Your chosen slaves amongst them
(faithful, obedient, true believers of Islamic Monotheism)."
(Allah) said: "The truth is, and the truth I say, - that I will fill
Hell with you (Iblis) and those of them (mankind) that follow
you, together." Surah 38: 71-85
So from all the above verses of Holy Quran it describes and clearly warns
about Satan/Devil and his doings. Now I am going to put some videos for you
to see how this Satan/Devil tries to pull us back from doing good , how he
plays with our feelings and emotions and weakness, how he make us slaves
easily ,and make us forget about remembering Allah and His messengers
If you know Arabic well and good to watch this videos.If not please carefully
see the English subtitles and you will get what it is
being said .Here comes. Watch it!!!!
As you closely watched all the above videos now you might have noticed only a
few people could escape from Iblis’s tricks and he was driven away with their
Imaan or by the light of their Deen.So let us seeks refuge from him in Allah
and keeps us alert always.
Azudhu Billaahi Mina shaiyithaani rajeem !!!
O Allah! I am taking refuge in you from the Cursed One,Shayithaan!!!
May Allah keep us away from the Cursed One,Iblis .
"Do not fear this world.
But be fearful of the next world.
That will be a better decision of the intelligent believer"