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Offline Rose

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Soul's Temptation
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:28:54 AM »
Salaam Brother [Joseph]

Please explain: "12:18 Your souls have tempted you to evil and
12:53 Man's soul is prone to evil. 20:96 My soul prompted me to do what I did." I need to understand where does Satan fit into this?
Thanks to Allah for guiding me to your forum.
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Offline Joseph Islam

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Re: Soul's Temptation
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 05:06:28 PM »
Dear Rose,

Peace to you.

The soul's vulnerability to incline to evil is evident from many verses as well as the ones you have kindly shared. Such an inherent weakness is also more than alluded to in verses such as 4:28 where God clearly states that mankind is created 'daifan' (weak).

Numerous verses state the presence of and elucidate Satan's 'waswas' (evil suggestions) and how it manifests and plays on human weaknesses and inherent inclinations. [1],[2].  Prophet Joseph clearly seemed to acknowledge that fact in 12:33 and immediately sought refuge in God.

'Jihad' is the intense sustained struggle, toil and diligent endeavour to combat and overcome such inclinations and 'waswas' [3]

Therefore, there certainly exists an interrelationship of dark forces which prey on human vulnerabilities.

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And if an evil whisper (to incite to evil) comes to you from Satan to incite you, then seek refuge in God. Indeed! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
(See also 7:200)

I hope that helps, God willing,
Joseph.


[1] SATAN'S GUILE - DARK FORCES OF EVIL
http://quransmessage.com/articles/satans%20guile%20FM3.htm

[2] SUPERSTITIONS - A SATANIC WEAPON
http://quransmessage.com/articles/superstition%20FM3.htm

[3] UNDERSTANDING THE QURANIC MEANING OF 'JIHAD'
http://quransmessage.com/articles/jihad%20FM3.htm









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