It is narrated by Ibn Masud that Allah’s Messenger
(peace be upon him) said, “surely the devil has an influence over the son of
Aadam and the angel has an influence (over him). The devil’s influence is to
incite him to evil and to reject the truth. The angel’s influence is to invite
him to piety and confirmation of the truth. So whoso finds that (the angel’s
influence), it is from Allah and he must praise Allah. But whoso finds the
other condition (the devil’s influence) must seek refuge in Allah from the
accursed devil”. He then recited: (Satan threatens you of poverty and enjoins
you into indecency” (2:268)
This hadith indicates that the angel invites man to
piety with an assurance of reward. The devil causes him to hesitate and
impresses upon him how difficult is to follow religion.
It is well experience argument that for the believers
bereft of Satanic influence, those things are not difficult which are
considered difficult by those who are overwhelmed by the devil’s influence.
After all, we are human beings and commit both sins
The devil creates doubts in the minds even when a Muslim
is in the state of Namaz or recitation of the Quran. Hazrat Uthman ibn Abdul
Aaas once said, “O Messenger of Allah! the devil interrupts me while I am
offering the Salah (Namaz) or reciting the Quran and he raises doubts (waswasa)
in my mind. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “That is the devil
called Khinzib. When you sense him, seek refuge in Allah from him and spit to
your left-side—three times!” (Hazrat Uthman said) I did so and Allah put the
devil away from me”
This hadith indicates that the devil has power to
create doubts even when a person is in the state of prayer or recitation of the
Quran. What about the state beyond Namaz or such spiritual prayers? Of course
the devil creates doubts outside the prayer as well. One should be very active
in dealing with such situation.
Today most of the people embrace volley of doubts
in their minds regarding other creatures. Most of the doubts create tensions
and damage humane relationship. Seeking refuge in Allah is the best solution
for such situation. Let us spiritually train our mind to leave doubts for that
which does not make us doubt.
There is none to stop women from the courtyard of
the transcdental. Saying that the clergy stops them from mosques is either a
baseless claim, or requires evidence or simply a pretext to attack on the
clergy. It has become a heavily-funded environmental agenda to create such
pretexts to defame and target the clergy, as if the non-clergy were the angels
on the earth!!!
The non-clergy have not yet been able to make any
persons spiritual. They should first look within. They are simply emotional and
make things difficult and paradox. Prayers with Jamaat are obligatory on men including
both the clergy and the non-clergy, but most of the non-clergy do not attent
the congregational prayers even when they are not at office hours.
Women have houses to worship at home. Prayers with
congregation (jamaat) are not obligatory on women. They are free to perform
A separate place for acts of worship can be built
for women. This is not impermissible in Islam and no clergy considers it