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09-17-2005, 12:28 PM
The Awliya' (Friends) of Shaytan (Satan)
by Shaykh Abû Bakr Jâbir al-Jaza'iry


The Muslim believes that Shaytan has evil companions that are overpowered by him and consequently forget about their Lord. He seduced them to evil, encouraging them to falsehood, deafening them from hearing the truth, blinding them from seeing the proofs, so that they are subordinate to him, obeying his commands. He misled them to mischief by making it attractive to them, until they consider evil to be good and good to be bad. Thus, they became enemies and opponents to the Awliya' of Allah, and warriors against them. The Awliya' of Allah take Allah the Almighty as their Supporter, while the Awliya' of Shaytan chose to be the opponents of Allah. The Awliya' of Allah love Him and strive hard to please Him, while the Awliya' of Shaytan strive to displease Allah. May the curse and anger of Allah befall them. Nevertheless, amazing feats may occur by their hands, such as; flying in the sky, or walking on water. Such feats are merely a means by which Allah facilitates the downfall of His enemies, or some form of assistance by Shaytan for his supporter. The following are some evidences for this topic:
1. The statements of Allah the Almighty, such as:

"But as for those who disbelieve, their Awliya' (supporters and helpers) are false deities, they bring them out from light into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire, and they will abide therein forever ." (2:257)


And:

"And certainly, the Shayatin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them, then you would indeed be polytheists ." (6:121)


And:

"And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): "O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men," and their Awliya' (friends and helpers) amongst men will say: "Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us." He will say: "The Fire be your dwelling place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allah may will."" (6:128)



“And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah), We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion to him. And verily, they (Satans) hinder them from the path (of Allah), but they think that they are guided aright!) (43:36-37)”


And:

“Verily, We made the Shayatin, Awliya' (protectors) for those who believe not.” (7:27)


And:

“Surely, they took the Shayatin as Awliya' instead of Allah, and think that they are guided.” (7:30)


And:

“And We have assigned for them (devils) intimate companions (in this world), who have made fair-seeming to them, what was before them and what was behind them.” (41:25)


And:

"And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves unto Adam." So they prostrated themselves except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the command of his Lord. Will you then take him and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you?" (18:50)


2. The statements of the Messenger of Allah (SAW) such as: When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw a shooting star, he asked his Companions:

"What would you say about this in Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era)?)"



"We used to say: This is a precursor of a great person's birth or death.'"


They replied. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

"If does not fall for the birth or the death of anyone. But when our Lord the Blessed and Most Exalted decrees a matter, the Throne bearers glorify Him, upon hearing them, the inhabitants of the heaven after them glorify Him, then those who come after them until it reaches this heaven. Then, the inhabitants of heaven ask the bearers of the Throne: 'What did our Lord say?' So the bearers of the Throne tell them. The inhabitants of every heaven inquire about the news until it reaches the inhabitants of the lower heaven. Then the devils snatch the news; thus, these are shot at them. Then, the devils cast the news to their companions. If the companions convey the news as it reached them, it would be right; but they add to it." (Muslim, Ahmad and others)


When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was asked about the fortunetellers, he said: "They are nothing (they know nothing of the unseen)." They said: "What they tell us sometimes comes true." The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

"The jinn snatches the right word then recites it into the ear of his ally. They add one hundred lies to it." (Al-Bukhari)


He (SAW) also said:

"There is none of you but he has an assigned companion." (Muslim)


And:

"Shaytan circulates in the veins of the son of Adam like blood, so restrict its ducts by fasting." (Agreed upon with different wording)


3. Hundreds of thousands of humans have witnessed strange Satanic circumstances surrounding the Awliya' of Shaytan in every time and place. For some, Shaytan would bring him different types of food and drink, fulfill some sort of need he had, inform him of some secret matters of the unseen, or prevent the sword from penetrating him. For some, Shaytan comes to him in the form of a righteous man from whom he seeks some benefit. Then he changes, misleading him and bringing him to acts of Shirk and disobedience. Of them are those that are carried to a far away land, or delivered persons or things from distant places etc.

The real cause for such devilish actions are due to the wickedness of the human soul which results from his addiction to evil deeds, corruption, disbelief, and the acts of disobedience, until the human reaches a level of evil that unites him with the Satanic souls. Then the allegiance between himself and the devils is complete. They give information to each other, serving each other in any way possible. So on the Day of Judgment it will be said to them:

"O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men ." (6:128)


The companions of the jinns will say:

"Our Lord! We benefited one from the other.." (6:128)


The difference between the phenomenon committed by the Awliya' of Allah and devilish feats, is apparent by the behavior and condition of the one involved. He will be either a person of belief and piety who adheres to the Law of Allah, and this phenomenon is a means of honor from Allah. Or, he will be a wicked, evil, impious person, in which case it is a means of drawing himself or his Satanic helpers into their own destruction.


Extracted from “Minhaj al Muslim” published by Dar as Salam
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03-26-2008, 09:40 AM
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Excellent post, Jazaak Allaah kHayr!!
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FatimaAsSideqah
03-26-2008, 03:08 PM
As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Jazaak'Allah Khair for very benefical post!
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rabarbara2008
03-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Very beneficial indeed, keep up the good work sister!
wa salaam alaykum.
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04-05-2008, 10:33 AM
Masha'Allah post
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pauper
04-09-2008, 07:34 AM
asalaamu alaikum

Freinds OF Allah SWT



Hadeeth 38 : The Worship of Allaah is the Means of Attaining Nearness to Him and His Love
(d. 676 AH / 1299 CE)


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On the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiAllaahu anhu) who said : The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said :

Verily Allaah ta'aalaa has said : Whosoever shows enmity to a walee (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nawaafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.


It was related by al-Bukhaaree


Explanation of Hadeeth Number 38 :
The author of al-Ifsaah said about this hadeeth from its understanding : Verily Allaah subhaanahu wa ta'aalaa has put aside all excuses from the one who shows enmity to a walee of His, and has declared that He shall War against him with the same enmity. And the walee of Allaah ta'aalaa is the one who follows that which Allaah has legislated. So let mankind be warned against harming the hearts of the awliyaa of Allaah, 'azza wa jall.
And I consider the meaning [of this hadeeth] as referring to the one who shows enmity to a walee due to the Friendship and Allegiance (Wilaayah) shown to him by Allaah. On the other hand, if the matter is such that it involves a dispute between two walees of Allaah in the form of a legal dispute or a quarrel, which is due to one of them trying to attain a right of his that is hidden from the other, then this does not enter into this hadeeth. And such disputes have occurred between Abu Bakr and 'Umar (radiAllaahu anhumaa), and between al-'Abbaas and 'Alee (radiAllaahu anhumaa), and similarly between many of the sahaabah, and all of them were awliyaa of Allaah.

And His - subhaanahu wa ta'aalaa - statement "And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him" contains a reference to the fact that we do not place the voluntary deeds (nawaafil) before the obligatory (faraa'id). And the 'nawaafil' are named as such because they are performed after the obligatory deeds have been completed; and if not then they are not given the name 'nawaafil'; and this is indicated by His statement "And My servant continues to draw near to me with nawaafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him", since attaining Nearness with the nawaafil occurs by what follows the completion of the faraa'id. So when the slave becomes persistent in seeking His Nearness through the nawaafil, then this causes Allaah 'azza wa jall to Love him.

Then He said "When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees" until the end of the hadeeth. Then this is a sign of the Wilaayah of Allaah, and its meaning is that he does not hear that which is not permitted for him to hear by the Sharee'ah, nor does he see that which is not permitted by the Sharee'ah, nor does he grasp with his hand that which is not permitted for him by the Sharee'ah, nor does he hasten with his legs towards anything except that which the Sharee'ah allows him to hasten towards. And all of this is the basis (asl) [of being Loved by Allaah]. But also, the Worshipper of Allaah may become so engrossed in the Dhikr of Allaah ta'aalaa that he becomes famous for that, and if another person, who is not from amongst those who Remember Allaah much, were to speak to him without mentioning the Dhikr of Allaah, then it would be as though he did not hear him; until the speaker approaches him with something from the Dhikr of Allaah. And similarly in the case of those things which are seen, and those things which are grasped, and those things towards which one walks. And this is a most noble characteristic, and we ask Allaah that He makes us from amongst its possessors.

And His statement "and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge" shows that even after the slave becomes from amongst the Beloved of Allaah, this does not prevent him from asking his Lord to satisfy his needs or seeking refuge in Him from those whom he fears. And Allaah ta'aalaa is able to give him what he desires before his asking Him for them, and to grant him refuge before he seeks it, but He subhaanahu becomes Near to His slaves through His giving those who ask Him, and His granting refuge to those who seek it from Him.

And Allaah knows best.

Summary :
That there are Muslims who are the Awliyaa (Friends) of Allaah
That one who is close to Allaah because of his piety and worship of Him, has Allaah as his Protector
That whoever makes a walee an enemy, actually earns the enmity of Allaah for himself
That one draws closer to Allaah by following the Sharee'ah, and by fulfilling the obligatory duties upon him
That a Muslim continues to draw closer to Him by performing voluntary acts of worship (nawaafil)
That ways and means not prescribed in the Sunnah will not help us in drawing closer to Allaah
That when a servant draws closer to Him, then Allaah Loves him, and then guides him in each moment of his life
an-Nawawi said that "I am his hearing ..." can mean "I safeguard his hearing from shaytaan"
That when a servant is Loved by Allaah, He fulfills his du'aa, and protects him from evil when he asks Him to do so

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IbnAbdulHakim
04-09-2008, 09:11 AM
subhanAllah its scary..
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pauper
04-09-2008, 09:16 AM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
subhanAllah its scary..
:sl:
What is scary ?

are you referring to my post ?
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IbnAbdulHakim
04-09-2008, 09:18 AM
Originally Posted by pauper
:sl:
What is scary ?

are you referring to my post ?
no akhee sorry for not being clear :hiding:



its this which scared me:

“And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah), We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion to him. And verily, they (Satans) hinder them from the path (of Allah), but they think that they are guided aright!) (43:36-37)”
thinking your on the right path when your not... may Allah guide us !

Ameen


Assalamu Alaikum :)
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pauper
04-09-2008, 09:24 AM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
no akhee sorry for not being clear :hiding:



its this which scared me:



thinking your on the right path when your not... may Allah guide us !

Ameen


Assalamu Alaikum :)
:sl:

Agreed 100% , Non is secure of Allahs devising except a loosing nation
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