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The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

By: AbiNasar Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Imaam

The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


Translated by Nuhu Abdullah | Edited by AHP
Thoul Ki'dah 22, 1430 |November 9, 2009
www.alhujjahpublication.org

The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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By Abi Nasar Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Imaam [May Allh preserve him]

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The satanic whispering has a variety of meanings; here are some of its meanings
in the following:

The First: Calling to evil and responding to evil. Allh the Most High informs
us with what the Shaitn [i.e., Satan] says to his soldiers and his followers on a
day when the falsifiers will be disappointed:

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And Shaitn [Satan] will say when the matter has been decided: Verily, Allh promised
you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority
over you except that I called you and, you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame
yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me.

And His saying, the Most High:

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The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

By: AbiNasar Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Imaam

The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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Thoul Ki'dah 22, 1430 |November 9, 2009
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And when it is said to them: "Follow that which Allh has sent down", they say: "Nay, we
shall follow that which we found our fathers [following]." [Would they do so] even if
Shaitn [Satan] invites them to the torment of the Fire.

Al-Qurtubi mentioned in his book Al-Jaami As-Sahih Li Ahkaamil Qurn[9/234] of the
saying of the Almighty:
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except that I called you and, you responded to me.

This exception means: But I called you with evil whispering and you
responded to me out of your own choice.

The Second: Beautifying evil to his followers and hindering them from the path
of Allh. Allh the Most High said:

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And Shaitn [Satan] has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from
[Allh's] Way: so they have no guidance.

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AnNaml:24
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

By: AbiNasar Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Imaam

The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


Translated by Nuhu Abdullah | Edited by AHP
Thoul Ki'dah 22, 1430 |November 9, 2009
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Ibn Atiyyah said in his interpretation of this verse: Shaitn has made their
deeds fair-seeming to them with whispering, deceitfulness, and by beautifying
the acceptance of these falsehoods indirectly.

The Third: He promised them with false aspirations and overweening
ambitions: Allh the Almighty stated in His Glorious Book regarding what
Shaitn does with mankind:

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He [Shaitn [Satan]] makes promises to them, and arouses in them false desires; and
Shaitns [Satan] promises are nothing but deceptions.

And He the Almighty said:
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But you led yourselves into temptations, you looked forward for our destruction; you
doubted [in Faith] and you were deceived by false desires, till the Command of Allh came
to pass. And the chief deceiver [Satan] deceived you in respect of Allh.

And Allh the Most High also stated what Shaitn did to our father Adam
and our mother Haww [i.e., Eve]:

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AnNisaa:120
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AlHadid:14
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

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The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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So he misled them with deception.
And He the Most High said about the Shaytn [i.e., Devils] from among the
jinn and men:
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And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies - Shaytn [devils] among mankind
and jinn, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion [or by way of deception].
If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it; so leave them alone with their
fabrications. [Tafsir Qurtubi]

How many victims fell in to the trap of Shaitn, due to their overweening-
ambitions with his deception!
The Fourth: The command with obeying him and following his path. Allh the
Most High said:
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And follow not the footsteps of Shaitn [Satan]. Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.

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AlAn'am:112
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AlBaqarah:208
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

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Follow not the footsteps of Shaitn [Satan]. Verily, he is to you an open enemy. He
[Shaitn [Satan]] commands you only what is evil and Fahsh [sinful], and that you should
say against Allh what you know not.

Also, He the Almighty stated in His Glorious Book informing us about the
oath taken by the Shaitn in His saying:
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Verily, I will mislead them, and surely, I will arouse in them false desires; and certainly, I
will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and indeed I will order them to change the nature
created by Allh." And whoever takes Shaitn [Satan] as a Wal [protector or helper]
instead of Allh, has surely suffered a manifest loss.




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AlBaqarah:168169
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AnNisaa:119
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

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The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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And Allh the Almighty stated about the Jews saying:


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And they followed what the Shaytn [devils] gave out [falsely of the magic] in the lifetime
of Sulaimn [Solomon]. Sulaimn did not disbelieve, but the Shaytn [devils] disbelieved.
And He the Most High says:
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And certainly, the Shaytn [devils] do inspire their friends [from mankind] to dispute
with you, and if you obey them [by making Al-Maitah [a dead animal] legal by eating it],
then you would indeed be Mushrikn [polytheists]; [because they [devils and their friends]
made lawful to you to eat that which Allh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them
by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them; and to worship
others besides Allh is polytheism].
Al-Qurtubi stated in his Tafsir Al-Jaami Li-Ahkaamil Qurn [7/51] that this
verse means They whisper to them and throw in their hearts the whims to
argue with falsehood.


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AlBaqarah:102
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AlAn'am:121
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

By: AbiNasar Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Al-Imaam

The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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The Fifth: He threatens and terrorize so that he would be feared and be


obeyed he and his soldiers. Allh the Almighty said:
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It is only Shaitn [Satan] that suggests to you the fear of his Auliy' [supporters and
friends [polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allh and in His Messenger,
Muhammad [peace be upon him]]] so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [true]
believers.
Ibn Taymiyyah said as it is mentioned in Majmoo Fatawa [17/524] clarifying
the meaning of this verse. His soldiers terrify you with the terrifying
whispering which he throws in your hearts
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Shaitn [Satan] threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahsh [evil deeds,
illegal sexual intercourse, sins]; whereas Allh promises you Forgiveness from Himself and
Bounty, and Allh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.
The consensus of the interpreters agreed that the meaning of which
means [he promises you] in this verse, it means He threatens you

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Ali'Imran:175
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AlBaqarah:268
The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation

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The Meaning Of Devilish Insinuation


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The prominent scholar Ibn Qayyim said in his book Tareeq Al-Hijratain wa
Baab As-Saaadatain [page: 554] after mentioning that the meaning of promise
in this verse is Terrify: [And this is what the consensus of the interpreters
agreed upon that the meaning of Fahsh is stinginess and this is his
[Shaitns] promise and this is his command]. I said: The verse includes all
kinds of sin and stinginess is the first kind of sin intended in this verse as you
can tell from the context of the verse.
The Sixth: The enticement of Shaitn and his lure against them, Allh the Most
High said:
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Verily, those who have turned back [have apostatized] as disbelievers after the guidance
has been manifested to them - Shaitn [Satan] has beautified for them [their false hopes],
and [Allh] prolonged their term [age].
The common meaning of according to the interpreters is: He
beautified for them evil deeds and sins. Ash-Shawkaani and other interpreters
added: He eases for them the path of committing those sins. And [Imlaa]
means: Giving them respite.



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The Seventh: The Rijz of Shaitn [evil suggestions]: Allh the Most High said:
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[Remember] when He covered you with a slumber as a security from Him, and He caused
water [rain] to descend on you from the sky, to clean you thereby and to remove from you
the Rijz [whispering, evil-suggestions] of Shaitn [Satan], and to strengthen your hearts,
and make your feet firm thereby.
Abu Hayyan said in Bahril-Muheet [5\283] while explaining the meaning of
the Rijz of the devil: It means: he punishes you with his evil whispering, and
the word Rijz means punishment and others said it means: his plots and his
whisper and this is what a lot of interpreters said regarding the meaning of
Rijz.
The Eighth: Stumbling and Backsliding:
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Those of you who turned back on the day the two hosts met [i.e. the battle of Uhud], it
was Shaitn [Satan] who caused them to backslide [run away from the battlefield] because
of some [sins] they had earned. But Allh, indeed, has forgiven them. Surely, Allh is Oft-
Forgiving, Most Forbearing.

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AlAnfal:11
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Ali'Imran:155
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Ibn Atiyyah stated in his Tafsir: [3\387] [the meaning of [Istazallah] he made
them demean them-selves by falling into error as this is the prerequisite of his
whispering and threatening. But, as for His saying the Almighty because of
some sins they had held [the consensus of the interpreters are on the opinion
that, they have committed some sins that gave Shaitn the access to cause them
to backslide..]
The Ninth: Al-Mass [Devilish touch].
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Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqn (the pious - see V.2:2), when an evil thought comes to
them from Shaitn (Satan), they remember (Allh), and (indeed) they then see (aright).

The scholars have different opinion regarding the devilish touch in this verse.
Some of them said it means: evil thought [as it is mentioned in the translated
text] and some of them said: It is insanity. But most of the interpreters are
on the opinion that the devilish touch means the evil thought which Shaitn
throws in to the heart of the believers in order to make them forget some of
what they are commanded with, and to commit what there are prohibited from,
but then the believers remember immediately what they are commanded with
and prohibited from and indeed they then see aright with an insight [that is
based on Qurn and Sunnah] that enables them to see the truth and turn to it
after being whispered by the devil and not with a mere sight.
O my dear brother who reads this letter! After listing these meanings of the
devilish whispering which he throws in to the hearts of the slaves especially the
believers, we understand the following:

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AlA'raf:201
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Shaitn is striving hard to disturb the believers in their faith with all kinds of
whisper, sometimes he beautifies evil to them and make good ugly to them, and
sometimes he makes them forget the good and reminds them with evil, and
sometimes he threatens them so that they will not remain upon good, and
sometimes he creates doubts, sorrow and delusions that put them in to a
bewildering state, they cannot differentiate between right and wrong.
We also understand that, the whispering of the devil is not restricted to just
corrupting the believers to fall in to some sins or keeping them away from
some good deeds, rather; it is a general whispering to blasphemy, licentiousness
and sins and this is known from the previous verses that clarify the meaning of
whispering and its consequences.
Also it is understood from the variety of the satanic whisper that, he is trying
to get access to the believing folks easily. This is because the believer may know
the plots of Shaitn from one direction or the other that makes him take
precaution for himself not to allow Shaitn to come to him from those
direction, but Shaitn will however come to him with delusions from a
direction that he is familiar with and if he did not perceive he will end up falling
into his trap, except for those fortunate ones whom Allh the Almighty
granted protection and fortification. And there is no might or power except
with Allh.