Self-scrutiny: [Shaytaan Beautifies Kufr For Humankind] – Contemplation On Some Admonitions By Imaam As-Sadi [rahimahullaah] [PDF 1 Page]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah [The Most High] said:
كَمَثَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِذْ قَالَ لِلْإِنسَانِ اكْفُرْ فَلَمَّا كَفَرَ قَالَ إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّنكَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ
[Their allies deceived them] like Shaitan [Satan], when he says to man: ‘’Disbelieve in Allah.’’ But when [man] disbelieves in Allah, Shaitan [Satan] says: ‘’I am free of you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!]’’ [59:16]
Shaytaan beautifies disbelief for the human being and calls him to it. So, after he is deceived by shaytaan, disbelieves and ends up in a wretched state, he will not be benefited by shaytaan, who took him as an ally and called him to disbelief; rather shaytaan frees himself from him, saying: ‘’I am free of you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin [mankind, jinns and all that exists]!’’- Meaning: Neither do I have the power to repel the punishment of Allaah from you nor can I even benefit you with something of an atom’s weight.
[An Excerpt from ‘Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan’. Slightly paraphrased]