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The Evil Whispers

This world is a mix of good and bad. It is because, where there is an opportunity of good, satan comes and blows into the opportunity of evil as well. Satan is our enemy, nothing that comes from him is free of evil. Satan hates us because we were given knowledge and status which , according to him, he deserved. Well, this is the long story and we all know this. What we do not want to know is that, whatever evil we think and see, whatever we believe in evil but we still do it, is all a game of satan. He is bent to make evil attractive for human beings because with every bad deed a human does, satan feels himself successful one degree more.

Now, what is that which urges us to look towards the evil. The answer is the whispers which satan blows into our ears. The evil which satan creates in our hearts and minds. Satan is powerless to directly talk us into or out of his choices, so he works his way in our lives through his vain and useless tricks. Now, if the iman of a person is strong, he will never fell for satan's tricks. So it depends upon the degree of iman which strengthens and weakens the tricks of satan. It can be understood with the following hadith;

Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 495:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin: Abu Huraira said, "Allah's Apostle put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone came to me and started scooping some of the foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah's Apostle." Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added "He (i.e. the thief) said, 'Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of "Al-Kursi" (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn.' " On that the Prophet said, "He told you the truth, though he is a liar, and he (the thief) himself was the Satan."
This shows that the iman of a person makes it easy or difficult for satan to trick him. Oft times, people think of thoughts or ideas which are totally wrong or impure. What should one do in such a time? Allah swt say in Quran;
[007:200] When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in GOD; He is Hearer, Omniscient.
Similarly, in another place, Allah swt say the same thing in the following words;
[041:036] When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
Thus, whenever an evil thought or idea crosses your mind, seek Allah's forgiveness. Because Allah is the all knower. He knows that satan will never miss a chance to derail one's goodness. So, Allah swt Himself tells us to seek his forgiveness. And He will forgive us.  Allah apostle, Muhammad pbuh said in the following hadith;

Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 46, Number 705:

Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah has accepted my invocation to forgive what whispers in the hearts of my followers, unless they put it to action or utter it." (See Hadith No. 657 Vol. 8)
Thus, until one does not put his thoughts into action, there will be no sin. But the extensive exposure to evil leads to its practice as well. We should constantly seek forgiveness of Allah against the evil.
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