“AN AYAH A DAY KEEPS THE SHAITAAN AWAY”
Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem.
In the Name of Allah(swt) the Most Merciful and the Most Beneficial”.
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
AN AYAH A DAY
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ
🔹SEEKING REFUGE BEFORE RECITING THE QUR’AN
Allah SWT said, (So when you ﴿want to﴾ recite the Qur’an, seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan, the outcast (the cursed one).) meaning, before you recite the Qur’an.
🔹SEEKING REFUGE WITH ALLAH WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Al-Bukhari recorded that Sulayman bin Surad (RA) said, “Two men disputed in the presence of the Prophet while we were sitting with him. One of them was cursing the other fellow and his face turned red due to anger. The Prophet ((PBUH) said,
(I know of a statement which if he said it, will make what he feels disappear, `I seek refuge with Allah from the cursed Satan.’)
They said to the man, `Do you not hear what the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) is saying’ He said, `I am not insane.”’ .
🔹IS THE ISTI’AADAH (SEEKING REFUGE)REQUIRED⤵
🏼Isti`adhah is required in the prayer and when one reads the Qur’an. In support of the apparent meaning of the Ayah, ﴿فَاسْتَعِذْ﴾ (Then seek refuge.) The Ayah contains a command that requires implementation. Also, the Prophet always said the Isti`adhah.
🏼In addition, the Isti`adhah wards off the evil of Satan, which is neccessary, the rule is that the means needed to implement a requirement of the religion is itself also required. And when one says, “I seek refuge with Allah from the cursed devil.” Then this will suffice.
🔹VIRTUES OF THE ISTI’ADHAH
🏼The Isti`adhah cleanses the mouth from the foul speech that it has indulged in.
🏼It also purifies the mouth and prepares it to recite the speech of Allah.
🏼Further, the Isti`adhah entails seeking Allah’s help and acknowledging His ability to do everything.
🏼The Isti`adhah also affirms the servant’s meekness, weakness and inability to face the enemy of his inner evil, whom Allah alone, Who created this enemy, is able to repel and defeat. This enemy does not accept kindness, unlike the human enemy.
🏼Allah SWT said, (Verily, My servants (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) ـ you have no authority over them. And sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian.) (17:65).
🏼We should state here that the believers, whom the human enemies kill, become martyrs, while those who fall victim to the inner enemy – Satan – become bandits.
🏼Further, the believers who are defeated by the apparent enemy – disbelievers – gain a reward, while those defeated by the inner enemy earn a sin and become misguided.
🏼Since Satan sees man where man cannot see him, it is befitting that the believers seek refuge from Satan with Whom Satan cannot see. The Isti`adhah is a form of drawing closer to Allah and seeking refuge with Him from the evil of every evil creature.
And Allah Knows Best
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Ameen ya Rabbul Alameen
Jazakumullaahu khairan katheeran katheera.