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VIDEO – Do I Repeat My Prayer Due To Devilish Whisperings (Waswaas)? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Question: Do I Repeat My Prayer Due To Devilish Whisperings (Waswaas)?

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Fire is Better than Clay? Benefits from Shaytān’s Refusal to Prostrate to Ādam – Shaykh Fawzān, Additional Benefits from Shaykh ibn Bāz

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Fawzān (hafidahullāh) in explaining the events surrounding Iblees’s disobedience of Allāh (The Mighty & Majestic) said,

Allah – jalla wa ‘alaa – commanded the angels to prostrate to Ādam; a prostration of greeting and not a prostration of worship, because prostration of worship is not allowed except for Allāh (t’āla). So all of the Angels prostrated together, except Iblīs, for indeed he was envious of Ādam (alayhis salām), and [Allaah said that Iblees] said,

قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ

[Iblis (Satan)] said: “I am better than him, You created me from fire, and You created him from clay.” (Sād:78)

He claimed that clay had no benefit within it, whilst claiming that fire has benefit. And this is a false analogy, because clay is better than fire; fire burns and does not bring forth (anything), whereas clay brings forth seedlings and agriculture/farming and yields goodness. Therefore clay, has goodness within it, however Iblīs was blinded of this and boasted about (being created from) fire,

خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ

You created me from fire

And he did not envision what was in clay of goodness and blessing. (1)

Al-Imām ibn Bāz (rahimahullāh) in explanation of prostrating to Ādam and Yusuf (alayhimus salātu was salām) said,

This was a deed which was specified in the divine law revealed to Yoosuf [alayhis salaam], and likewise was the case when the Angels prostrated to Aadam- a specific prostration which Allaah allowed the Angels to perform and [likewise] the brothers of Yusuf.

As for the divine law that was revealed to Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], it is not permissible to prostrate to anyone elss besides Allaah alone. None is to prostrate to another person, neither to one’s father nor to a husband, nor anyone else. When some of the companions prostrated to the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], he forbade them from that. As for in the divine law that was revealed to Yusuf [alayhis salaam], that prostration was performed as an act greeting and a sign of respect, but not an act of worship. It was permissible in the divine law that was revealed to Yusuf [alayhis salaam] but forbidden in the divine law that was revealed to Muhammad.

Likewise, the prostration of the Angels to Aadam was a prostration of greeting and respect and not a prostration of worship. (2)

(1) Shaykh Fawzān’s explanation of Igāfatul Lahfān 1439-07-01

(2) Excerpt. Slightly paraphrased from Shaykh bin Bāz’s official website

You are a Servant of Allāh or a Servant of Shaytān – Shaykh Fawzān

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Al-Fawzān (hafidahullāh) said,

“The most noble of actions is worshipping Allāh (The Mighty & Majestic) alone; that you are an [obedient or submissive] servant of Allāh. Whosoever is not a servant of Allāh, he becomes a servant of Shaytān. He is a servant in all situations, either he is a servant of Allāh – worshipping Allāh alone and his heart attached to (the worship of) Allāh; or he is a servant of Shaytān. There is no way out of [these two types of] servitude.”

Shaykh Fawzān’s explanation of Igāthatul Lahfān, 1439-07-01

Summary of Traps of the Shaytān – Ibn al-Qayyim

Summary of Traps of the Shaytān

The shaytān will attempt to divert you from Allāh’s religion in many different ways, and if he fails with one method, he will continue with a different method, as can be seen by the speech of the Imām ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullāh):

First Trap:

Evil of disbelief, polytheism and enmity to Allāh and His Messenger.

And if he is unable to get you to fall into this trap he goes to the next:

Second Trap:

Evil of Innovation and opposing the Messenger’s Sunnah. And this is a doorway to disbelief and polytheism.

Third Trap:

Evil of Major Sins, with all their various types.

Fourth Trap:

Evil of Minor Sins, which if gathered together it’s possible they will be the cause for a persons destruction.

Fifth Trap:

Evil of Busying Oneself with Permissible Affairs, for which there is no reward and no punishment associated with; however the consequences of this trap is losing out on potential reward by utilising energy and time with affairs that have no reward.

Sixth Trap:

Evil of Busying Oneself with actions of good (المفضول), however by way of performing them, actions which are of greater virtue and reward are not performed (الفاضل).

Finally if the shaytān fails in the aforementioned levels he and his supporters from jinn and mankind don’t cease to attempt to divert you and misguide you from Allāh’s religion, not leaving you, even whilst you are on your death bed.

Summarised & Paraphrased from Badā’i at-Tafsīr al-Jāmi’ li mā Fassarahu al-Imām ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, Vol.3 pgs. 452-452

NB: The Shaytān tries to seduce, deceive and trap mankind one level at a time, starting with the most severe and working down. Seek refuge from the accursed Shaytān and be ardent upon the remembrance of Allāh and recitation of legislated supplications.

Shaytaan’s Way of Trapping You – Shaykh Baazmool

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool ( may Allaah preserve him ) stated : They (i.e. the scholars) say, “Shaytaan calls the son of Adam and the first thing he calls him to is shirk; if he (i.e. the person) does not answer his (i.e. shaytaan’s) call, he calls him to bidah; if he does not answer his call, he calls him to commit major sins; if he does not answer his call, he calls him to commit minor sins; if he does not answer his call, he calls him to commit the (deeds that are not forbidden but they are) disliked; if he does not answer him, he calls him to abandon the recommended deeds; if he does not answer his call, he calls him to increase in (partaking) in the permissible (things of the worldly life).

[Source: At-Tahdheer Minal Bidah Fil Hajj ‘ page 15]

Imaam of The Jabariyyah: Iblees! – Ash Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ash Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan (Allah preserve him) said:

Iblees was the first one to come with this belief when he said:

قَالَ فَبِمَا أَغْوَيْتَنِي لَأَقْعُدَنَّ لَهُمْ صِرَاطَكَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

(Iblis) said: “Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. (Al A’raaf Verse 16)

He didn’t say it was cos of my sins or my misleading Aadam. Alayhis Salaam
Source: A lecture entitled:

عقيدة أهل السنة و الجماعة في الأسماء و الصفات


“Al Jabariyyah  hold that the people have no free will and are not responsible for their actions, rather they are forced like a feather in the wind.”


The Devil calls to innovations? Ash Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al Allaamah Ash Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan – May Allah preserve him – said:

“The Devil is always and continuously with innovation; he calls to it, and desires it, due to his knowledge that it (innovations) lead to Shirk (associating partners in worship with Allah).”

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