1) The reason of the enmity of Satan to Aadam and Eve.

2) The importance of knowing the traps of Satan to avoid them. 3) The traps of Satan include: a. Kufr (disbelief). b. Innovations. c. Following ones desires. d. Taking and giving Islamic judgments without knowledge. e. Stinginess and fear of poverty. f. Anger. g. Extravagance and negligence. 4) The way to salvation from the traps of Satan. 5) Advises and warning against some of Satan’s ways.

First Khutbah
Fear Allah! Servants of Allah, for everything we do will be accounted for, each soul is going to come to an end at a prescribed time, and you will be dealt with according to your deeds.

O Muslims, Allah Azza Wa Tabaraka says which translates as: "O Children of Adam let not Satan tempt you, as he removed your parents from paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts, indeed he sees you, he and his tribes, from where you do not see them. Indeed we have made the devils, allies to those who do not believe" (Al-A'raf: 27).

and temptations starting with our noble and kind parents . But Satan doesn't promise them except delusion"(Al-Isra’: 64). motivated by envy and anger. and pride as Allah tells us. As he said which Allah mentions in Suratul A’raf. understand these types of tricks from Satan and ponder upon his satanic plans. as Allah says which translates as: "Iblis said. Satan was also motivated by arrogance. for Allah has guided to both ways and made both paths clear. It is a great trial and a big problem when the power of Iblis (Satan) becomes great. and corrupt measures" (Al-A’raf: 21). The steps of Satan in tempting mankind gradate until the son of Adam. and foot soldiers. and assault them with your horses. worships Satan besides Allah. Satan approaches mankind focusing on his weaknesses. If Satan was expelled out of Jannah (paradise) because of his envy. Allah says which translates as: "And he swore by Allah to them indeed I am to you from among the sincere advisers. you created me from fire and created him from clay"(AlA'raf: 12). Adam was kicked out (as is the opinion of some scholars). Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala says which translates as: "Did I . Beloved brothers. minds and the feelings of men in an aggressive battle. which translates as: "And deceive whoever you can among them with your voice.Satan has practiced his tricks. that has ‘roaring sounds’ and foot soldiers and horses that are brought for combat. Satan. Allah describes in Suratul Isra’. and their children. he refused and was arrogant and became of the disbeliveers and he tricked them. He deceives the hearts. which translates as: "…Except for Iblis. and promise them. do you see this one. because of his desire and greed to eternally stay in paradise. Satan said which translates as: " I am better than him. this is something that is extremely important as it shows the wrong way and the way of salvation. and become a partner in their wealth. It was a great trial. by falsely swearing to them" (Al-Baqarah: 34). Brothers in Islam. whom you have honored above me?” (Al-Israa’: 62).Adam (Alaihi Salam) and his wife Eve.

"Satan sat. O Children of Adam that you not worship Satan. This happens to a servant when he surrenders leadership to this enemy. indeed he is to you a clear enemy. We observe that some people hastily give their opinions in some areas of knowledge that they know little about. How many worshipers are deceived and confused by some of the doubts and attractive temptations from Satan that leads them to misguidance and results in them saying things about Allah which they do not know. there are different ways where he takes the sons of Adam into innovation. and to say about Allah what you do not know"(Al-Baqarah: 168-169). as Allah says which translates as: "It has been decreed for him. He only orders you to evil and immorality. and it's the basis of polluting and corrupting one's faith and fabricating in the rulings of Islam. Yes O Brothers to say about Allah what you do not know. as Allah says which translates as: "And do not follow the footsteps of Satan.not enjoined upon you. desires and doubts". is following the footsteps of Satan. So he follows every rebellious devil. In the Hadith. when he allows his desires to go unchecked. the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said. Areas of knowledge that they have not mastered yet they bravely give out Fatawas without a deep understanding of the subject. indeed he is to you a clear enemy"(Ya Sin: 60). They do this until they reach a stage of evil. found in the books of Imam An-Nisa’i and Ahmad. and Allah says which translates as "O My father don't worship Satan. he will misguide him and will lead him to the punishment of the blaze"(Al-Hajj: 4). telling complete lies and fabrications. indeed Satan has ever been to the most merciful disobedient"(Maryam: 44). waiting for the son of Adam in all his pathways. that whoever turns to him. meaning Satan. Then Satan descends upon them as Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala says . He sat for him on the path of Islam and he said do you become a Muslim and leave the religion of your fathers and grand fathers? And after this temptation to become a disbeliever.

and who becomes doubtful of his Lord. O Brothers anger is an act of rebellious of the mind and for those who are with sound minds and wisdom. hastiness. And Allah is all encompassing and knowing"(Al-Baqarah: 268). The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said as reported by Anas Ibn Malik "Patience is from Allah and hastiness is from Satan". "At the time of anger and at the time of desire". This is the objective of Satan. which are sharp weapons of Satan. so I harm you today and then you harm me tomorrow". Therefore. . anger causes a loss of equilibrium. "Satan doesn't have a weapon against mankind. Our Lord says which translates as: "Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality while Allah promises you forgiveness from him and bounty. Satan attacks through the desires. are weapons of Satan. Sufiyan Al-Thoury says regarding that. Allah says which translates as: "He (Satan) promises them and arouses desire in them.which translates as: "Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descends. like fear of poverty". listening to his desires. Umar paused for a while then said: " You want Satan to intimidate me with the might of my power. who becomes deprived of the truth.for miserliness. meaning the Day of Judgment. the nature and the habits of man . fear of poverty. that some of the Prophets said to Iblis. this whispering comes to the heart of a human being. A man from Quraish spoke very harshly to Umar Ibn Abdulaziz. After which. "By what did you defeat the son of Adam?” He said. As for false and deceiving hopes and arrogance. Therefore. they descend upon every sinful liar and they will not be calling for guidance. nor be commanding to piety. as in the Hadith found in the book of Imam Abu Yaala and Baiyhaqi. It is reported. but Satan doesn't promise them except delusions"(An-Nisa’: 120). nor will they guide to the truth"(Ash-Shu’ara: 221-222).

Iblis does not care which one of the two ‘weapons’ is successful. promises him things that are impossible.e. meaning Satan. this deceiver according to their natures and their habits. he sets his traps between these two. while he is indulged on the road of misguidance. which translates as: "… But I had no authority over you except that I invited you.Allah says. he turned on his heals. He makes wealth seem attractive and seeking it through unlawful and immoral means. so don't blame me. The life of the son of Adam passes while he is swimming in an ocean of hopes. Being neglectful and extreme are two ‘weapons’ of Iblis. He makes desirable and pleasing for the people of different sects the discrimination and degradation of others. and others were neglectful until they killed them. but blame yourselves…”(Ibrahim: 22). without thinking of the consequences). He attracts them to his traps depending on the strength of their desires. . “There is not a command from Allah. He promises them. The weak soul lives on this promise and enjoys this falsehood and rejoices as young children rejoice (i. if they were intending to give charity and act generously. But when the two armies sighted each other. which is an exaggeration". which translates as: "…. but Satan has two ways about it. I am disassociated from you…”(Al-Anfal: 48). and said indeed. Some of the Salaf use to say. A group of people exaggerated with their Prophets and their followers until they worship them. Allah says. and you responded to me. making it appear to them as though this is eagerness in seeking knowledge and expressing love of the people of knowledge whom they follow. They killed those who commanded people to be just. either he makes a person neglect the command of Allah which is a short coming or transgress it. He threatens the rich and makes them fear poverty. Satan promises him falsehood.

making shortcomings regarding obligations related to purification. etc. rather deceives him and makes him think that he is on the right path until painful fate and destiny takes him by surprise "(Az-Zukhruf: 37).A group exaggerated regarding their scholars and their righteous people and others neglected them and turned the other way. Satan influences other groups. As Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala says which translates as: "Satan enticed them and prolong hope for them"(Muhammad: 25). and others exaggerating and becoming extreme. . such as fear.. then evil is he as a companion"(An-Nisa’: 38). Allah says which translates as: " And indeed they avert them from the way of guidance while they think that they are rightly guided. As for deeds and actions of the heart. neglect these deeds and actions of the heart and do not pay attention to them. If you look at the Islamic Rulings. people falling under the control of Satan. Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala says which translates as: "And he whom Satan is a companion. Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala says which translates as: “Indeed they had taken the devils as allies instead of Allah while they thought they were guided" (Al-A'raf: 30). humbleness. you see a group of people neglecting them. making them neglect action and physical deeds claiming them to be rejected and dropped from worship and need not be practiced. A group of people made their concern and objectives the attainment of knowledge and neglected implementation and practice of that knowledge. And not allow them to wake up to find out the truth. and repentance. The worst that the companion or the devilish companion would do is to avert someone from the truth. thinking them to be unessential. Others neglected obligations that they should be aware of and never studied it. of the opposite side.

this cursed one . but his plan and his evil are weak and his plotting will fail. If the servant equips himself with the ‘weapons’ of faith and pure belief and is enthusiastic in acts of worship of his Lord and relies on his Lord as Allah says which translates as: "Indeed there is for him no authority over those who have believed and relied upon their Lord"(An-Nahl: 99). but he has great power and authority for those who take him as allies and disbelieve in Allah.Satan. If it happens that this enemy of Allah – Satan went on to try to make his promise come true. he has no way. has taken a covenant upon himself to sit for the son of Adam on all his paths. or control over the slaves of Allah who have submitted to the Most Merciful Lord. I will surely sit and wait for them on your straight path. Allah says which translates as: "Indeed over my believing servants there is for you no authority"(Al-Isra’: 65). He has neither authority nor power over the sincere people who embrace Islamic monotheism. Allah says which translates as: "Did you not see that we have sent the devils upon the disbelievers inciting them to evil with constant incitement” (Maryam: 83). then I will come to them from before them and from behind them. because you have put me in error. . power. Allah says translates as: " Satan said.O Muslims. He threatened and promised to do that. and on their right and on their left and you will not find most of them grateful to you"(Al-A’raf: 16-17).

and repents to Him. thus becoming affected by Satan. the concern of Allah. Al-Hassan (Rahimallah) said. some believers might slip and fall. Indeed Satan is an enemy to you so take him as an enemy. and whatever comes from the enemy he strives against it and avoids it". and defeat for Satan to look with insight. Their strong bond and relation with their Lord protects them. So whatever comes from Allah he complies with it. Indeed he is the All Hearing and All Knowing"(Fussilat: 36). May Allah have mercy upon a slave. from following their enemy and the enemy of Allah. desire. However. Allah says which translates as: "And if it comes to you from Satan and evil suggestion then seek refuge in Allah. seeking His help and asking for refuge in Him from Satan. it is mandatory upon him who wants good for himself. protection for his faith. and greed. immediately Satan retreats. as soon as he seeks the help of his Lord and rushes to Him.O Brothers. and not with lust. remembers Him. Allah says which translates as: "Indeed those who fear Allah when an impulse touches them from Satan they remember him and at once they have insight"(AnA'raf: 201). The believer rids himself of the whispers and temptations of Satan by the remembrance of Allah. "Two things concerns the heart. O Brothers. Allah says which translates as: "O Mankind indeed the promise of Allah is the truth so let not worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the deceiver (Satan). . He only invites his party to be among the companions of the blaze (Fatir: 5-6). his heart becoming afflicted with the whispers of Satan. and the concern of the enemy. as clear and as obvious as it is. who monitors these concerns. and to take and maintain the path of piety and knowledge.

be eager to achieve all that benefits you and ask Allah's help and . In the books of Al Imam Abu Dawud. Abu Said (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: "When one of you yawns. for the wolf only eats or attacks sheep that are alone". So stick to the congregation. because Satan eats and drinks with his left hand". And that dream will never hurt him. that the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: "A good dream is from Allah and an evil dream is from Satan. "No one should eat with his left hand. these are some directions from the Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to guide. and Satan cannot resemble me in dreams". and ask refugee in Allah from Satan. so whoever sees something that he hates. In the book of Al Imam Muslim. and warn against the traps of Satan. Nisa’i and Ahmad. Qartada (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports in the Hadeeth found in the books of Bukhari and Muslim. let him put his hand on his mouth. let him blow on his left side three times. wet blows. the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: "The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer and they are both good. saying I heard the messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) saying: "There is not three people in a village or in desert who do not perform prayers. otherwise Satan will enter". but Satan has got control over them. Abu Darda (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports. In the book of Imam Muslim. nor drink with his left hand. Ibn Umar (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports that: The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said. In another Hadith also found in the book of Al Imam Muslim.Second Khutbah O Muslims.

rather say this is a decree of Allah and he did what he will. from Satan and his evil traps. Allah. So fear Allah. If something happens to you that you do not like. opens the gate for Satan.support and don't give up". . do not say if I would have done such and such. it could have been such and such. which is "Lauw" in Arabic. May Allah be merciful to you and seek refuge in your Lord. So the word "IF".

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