We all know the Devil or at least we think we do. Actually, we don’t know what he tells us. Or moreover we are not aware of what he says.
What does the Devil tell us?
He says: “ If you substantially help others you yourself will become destitute.”
“The Evil One threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. . . .”
VERSE 268, THE HEIFER (BAQARA) SURA 2
The Devil tells you: “That automobile overtook you, so now you go squeeze him off the road.”
This is the main thought of many a driver prior to having an accident. And, for a meaningless
rage,. we get into an argument with someone we will most likelyl never see in our entire life.
Those who spend (freely) whether in prosperity, or in adversity, who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for God loves those who do good;- VERSE 134, THE FAMILY OF IMRAN (AL-i-Imran) SURA 3
The Devil tells you: “You are the prime minister and they are but simple people who should respect you. Address them according to their merit.”
“And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the Earth; For God loveth not any arrogant boaster.” Verse 18, The Wise (Luqman) Sura 31
The Devil tells you: “ You only come to Earth once. Therefore, dine and wine and make the most of it. Never mind the rest.
O ye men! The promise of God is true. Let not then this present life deceive you. Let not the Chief Deceiver deceive you about God. VERSE 5, THE ORIGINATOR OF CREATION (EL FATIR) SURA 35
Yes, the Devil approaches everyone with a different strategy and personality.
Sometimes he is Hitler and says: “ Down with the communists.”
Sometimes he is Lenin and and says: “ Death to the fascists.”
Sometimes he is Ladin and says: “Behead those who are not Muslilms.”
Sometimes he is Apo and says: “ Freedom to the Kurds.”
Consequently, the Devil is always the same being. He just changes the masks he wears.
The Devil wants you to manifest your rage.
The Devil wants you to manifest your lusts.
The Devil wants you to manifest your arrogance.
While doing these things, he decoratively wraps them up like a salesman to make them more alluring. His purpose is to humiliate you in the presence of your LORD. He has vowed to do so.
I found her and her people worshipping the sun besides God: Satan has made their deeds seem pleasing in their eyes, and has kept them away from the path. They receive no guidance. VERSE 24,THE ANTS (NAML), SURA 27
He did lead me astray from the Message of (God) after it came to me! Ah! The Evil One is but a traitor to man!
VERSE 29, THE CRITERION (FURQAN), SURA 25
Actually the Devil’s cunning is feeble.. The only thing we have to do is say no.
“. . .feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan.” VERSE 76, THE WOMEN (NISAA) SURA 4
Actually, we all have something inside us they that tempts us: the flesh. . . In response we have just one weapon: our conscience. . .because that is God calling us internally. . . provided we heed to the call and say no to the flesh.
If a suggestion from Satan assail thy (mind) seek refuge with God. For he heareth and knoweth (all things).
VERSE 200, THEHEIGHTS (A’RAF), SURE 7
Remember, every door opening to good. . .closes to the Devil.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
(AKIN ÖRSMEN 3.19.2006)
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain