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10 Plots of Shayṭān: Beware ‘O Children of Ādam

Shaykh Uways al-Ṭawīl

Part of the Canada Webinar Series (Ramaḍān 1443), the author discusses 10 plots the devil uses to attack the lives of the believers.


 اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الشَّيْطَانُ فَأَنسَاهُمْ ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ حِزْبُ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ الشَّيْطَانِ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ ‎﴿١٩﴾

Shayṭan (Satan) has overtaken them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Shayṭan (Satan). Verily, it is the party of Shayṭan (Satan) that will be the losers!
[al-Mujādilah, 58:19]

The 10 plots of Shayṭān:

17:31 Plot 01: The Call to Shirk (polytheism and disbelief)

21:16 Plot 02: The Call to Bidʿah: Innovating Religious Matters into Islām

24:00 Plot 03: The Encouragement to Lie upon Allāh (Shirk, Kufr, Bidʿah)

26:40 Plot 04: The Beautification of Sins and Disobedience

34:38 Plot 05: To Dissuade from the Remembrance of Allāh

39:56 Plot 06: To Cause Division Between People (Communities, Families etc.)

42:55 Plot 07: To Call to the Abandonment of the Prayer

46:16 Plot 08: To Cause Splitting Between Husband and Wife

50:11 Plot 09: Beautifying Falsehood

54:02 Plot 10: Calling to the Obsession of the Worldly Life (al-Dunyā)


59:42 [Q1]: What is your advice to the young Muslim who is enticed by the glitz and glamour of this world (pop culture, music, the latest woke trends), how can they stay on the straight path and avoid this black hole of misguidance?

1:05:42 [Q2]: How would one know they are falling short (in their religion)?

The final question involves a beautiful dialogue with a convert to Islām:

1:08:46 [Q3]: How do we understand this supposed principle, ‘take the good and leave the bad (al-muwāzināt)? What about websites like islamqa?

Published: April 17, 2022
Edited: September 8, 2022


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