Submitting Ourselves to Allah and Overpowering our Nafs and Shaytaan

Darul Mahmood

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Submitting Ourselves to Allah and Overpowering our Nafs and Shaytaan

Allah Ta`alaa says:

خلق الإنسان ضعيفا

Human being is created weak. [1]

The weakness referred to in the verse also includes the weakness of the inner self (Nafs) which has pride, arrogance, greed, anger, argumentativeness etc.[2]. These traits lead one to evil and wrongdoings. Allah Ta`alaa says:

إن النفس لأمارة بالسوء

Surely, man`s inner self often incites to evil. [3]

The weakness of the Nafs leading to evil is aggravated by the Shaytaan (Satan), our avowed enemy. Allah records the vow of Satan:

فبما أغويتني لأقعدن لهم صراطك المستقيم. ثم لآتينهم من بين أيديهم ومن خلفهم وعن أيمانهم وعن شمائلهم ولا تجد أكثرهم شاكرين

Because You have sent me astray, surely, I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your straight path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right…

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