Tricks Of Satan In Seducing Humanbeing (Part I)

The devil has many tricks. Ten of them are famous:

First: The devil says to a person that Allahu ta'ala does not need their worships. One should remember the sixty-second ayat [1] of sura [2] Baqara of the Qur'an al-karim which purports, "... And any who believe in Allahu ta'ala and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward..." (2-62)

Second: The devil says to a person that Allahu ta'ala is Compassionate and Gracious and that therefore He will forgive you and let you enter Paradise. One should remember the thirty-third ayat of Sura Loqman of the Qur'an al-karim, which states, "Do not be swayed by the Graciousness of Allah," and the sixty-third ayat of the Sura Maryam of the Qur'an alkarim which states, "We will allow into Paradise only those who have the fear of Allah in their hearts."

Third: The devil tells you that "your worships or deeds are all defective and smeared with hypocrisy and therefore you cannot be a person who fears Allah." Allahu ta'ala in Sura Maida of the Qur'an al-karim says, 'Allah only accepts the worships of the people who have the fear of Allah in their hearts.' You should respond to the devil by saying that you are doing your worships in order to avoid the punishments and in order to obey the commandments of Allahu ta'ala, and that your duty is to comply with what you are commanded, and that whether the performed worships will be accepted or not is the business of Allahu ta'ala, and that it is guaranteed that the worships which are carried out by observing its rules and its "fards" [3] will be accepted.

[1] ayat: A verse of al-Qur'an al-karim; al-ayat al-karima.
[2] suura(t): a Qur'anic chapter [a chapter of the Qur'an].
[3] fard: an act or thing that is commanded by Allahu ta'ala in the Qur'an al-karim. Fard (or fard) means (any behaviour or thought or belief which is) obligatory. Islam's open commandments are called fard (pl. faraid).