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Bismillah Ta'la

Many have come to ask me how to we make spiritual progress, as the Holy Month of Ramadan is the best time to do this. I think one of the main ways we can make spiritual progress is by understanding what is holding us back from making spiritual progress, I.e. evil. Once we understand what it is, then hopefully we can remove this barrier or impediment that stands in the way of achieving this goal. 

In order to not become evil ourselves we must understand what is Evil, or what is the genesis of Evil. We must also understand that if we want to become good, we must stay away from what is evil, because evil is the opposite of good and thus works to counteract good. If we want to become good, we must also understand that we have an enemy which uses our base desires in order to take us away from good and toward evil. 

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) revealed the Holy Qur'an so that we would understand the reality of evil and what it is in order to avoid it and also so that we understand who are our enemies, so that we can avoid them, or fight them, and when each type of action is appropriate. 

If you do a quick search of youtube, there have been many lectures by many different ulema in English describing the nature of evil and how to avoid it. I will give a summary of my understanding of the main points of these lectures. 

The most helpful verses of the Holy Qur'an to understand this are the verses that describe the fall of Iblis (Satan). This narration is repeated 5 times in the Holy Qur'an in different contexts, 2:34, 7:11, 15:31, 17:61, 38:75 and the entire narration of Iblis not prostrating before Allah is repeated 3 separate times, in 7:11-16, 15:31-39, and 38:75-82

Some background for those who are not aware. Iblis is a Jinn who worshipped Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for thousands of years and once held a high station with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) so much that he was amoung the company of the angels, though he was not an angel, as some mistakenly believe. 

The narration that is repeated three times in the Holy Qur'an is the incident when Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asked the Angels and Iblis to prostrate before Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) after explaining to them that He(s.w.a) intended to create a Khalifa on Earth. The word Khalifa comes from the root خ + ل+ف

kh-l-f  take the place of, substitute

The most common explanation for this term used in the context was that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) intended to place a being who would stand in place of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on the Earth in terms of his authority. 

So after explaining this to the Angels plus Iblis, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asked them to acknowledge the position of Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) and the Prophets and Imams who will come from his lineage by doing sujud, or prostration before him. As many ulema as well as mufasireen have explained, this sujud was not a sujud of worship but a sujud of acknowledgement that they were willing to recognize the position of Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) had commanded them to do. The angels followed the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Iblis refused this command. 

After Iblis refused the command, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asks Iblis why he refused it. Some ask why would Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ask him 'why' he refused when Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows everything, so He(s.w.a) knows why he refused. The reason why is because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wanted to show us why Iblis refused and thus to inform us of the true nature of Iblis and of evil. 

The answer of Iblis was that he believed that he was superior to Adam because he was created of Fire, while Adam was created of clay. So in his supposition, fire was better than clay, therefore he was better than Adam and so he deserved this position of Khalifa and not Adam. It was this supposition, that stood in opposition to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that was the beginning of his downfall. Some look at this narration and argue why would Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) curse Iblis and send him to hell for eternity because of this one mistake. This doesn't seem just. There are several facts surrounding this 'mistake' that must be understood. 

First, Iblis was not like most other beings. He had been alive long enough, and had received enough mairifat (knowledge of Allah) that he knew fully and completely that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was Good, Just, All Knowing, etc. In fact, Iblis never argued with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) regarding His(s.w.a) nature or His(s.w.a) knowledge. So Iblis knew that his objection to the order of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was not because he had superior knowledge, I.e. that he knew something that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn't know or had a perspective on the issue that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn't have. So Iblis was fully aware that his objection was not based on a superior understanding of the issue, but his reason for objecting come from his base desires, I.e. his ego and his arrogance. 

Second, there are many hadith that state that if Iblis was willing to do Tauba(repent) for this mistake that he made, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would forgive him. At the same time, Iblis, though he has been alive for many millennium, has never attempted to repent for his 'mistake' or all the evil that has come about because of it. So the consequences of his mistake keep growing and growing. So it becomes like an inferno that is so huge, that not even all the water in the universe could extinguish it. But the main reason for his not asking for forgiveness is given to us by his name, Iblis, which comes from the root ل+ب+بس, La+Ba+Sa, 'he has given up all hope', I.e. he has given up hope that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will forgive him. 

So the nature of Iblis, and thus the nature of evil is supposition regarding the commands of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), without knowledge, which leads to the disobedience of the clear orders of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The genesis of this supposition and subsequent disobedience is Hawa(desire). The most dangerous of these desires, which caused the fall of Iblis is the desire for greatness, in opposition to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). This is also called Kibr. It is the most dangerous because Kibr is only for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and as the famous hadith says, 'The one who considers himself or herself Great will be ruined'. That is why we say 'Allah hu Akbar', I.e. only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Great above everything.

Then after the disobedience there is a deep pessimism regarding forgiveness from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) which prevents us from doing Tauba (or turning, returning to Allah(s.w.a)). This is the main characteristic of Satan. As Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) tells us in the Holy Qur'an, 'O Children of Adam, don't follow in the footsteps of Iblis(Satan)'. Following in the footsteps of Satan means to repeat this pattern of evil which will lead to hell and destruction. So we should take the opportunity of this Holy Month of Ramadan to reflect on how we can avoid falling into this trap, and once we have avoided this trap, we can speed up our spiritual progress. Salam. 

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Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) intended to place a being who would stand in place of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on the Earth in terms of his authority. 

Alhamdulilah,

Being that we are limited beings we could not ever stand in the place of Allah. We can represent Allah’s order and govern according to his order to the best of our Ability. 

One other thing is. Was Ibliss only jealous of Adam? By questioning Gods ruling of Adam he obviously saw flaws in Allah. His aim being to prove Allah wrong? Did he have a desire to be more than what he was? Did he think higher of himself than even Allah? 

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4 hours ago, Abu Hadi said:

Bismillah Ta'la

Many have come to ask me how to we make spiritual progress, as the Holy Month of Ramadan is the best time to do this. I think one of the main ways we can make spiritual progress is by understanding what is holding us back from making spiritual progress, I.e. evil. Once we understand what it is, then hopefully we can remove this barrier or impediment that stands in the way of achieving this goal. 

In order to not become evil ourselves we must understand what is Evil, or what is the genesis of Evil. We must also understand that if we want to become good, we must stay away from what is evil, because evil is the opposite of good and thus works to counteract good. If we want to become good, we must also understand that we have an enemy which uses our base desires in order to take us away from good and toward evil. 

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) revealed the Holy Qur'an so that we would understand the reality of evil and what it is in order to avoid it and also so that we understand who are our enemies, so that we can avoid them, or fight them, and when each type of action is appropriate. 

If you do a quick search of youtube, there have been many lectures by many different ulema in English describing the nature of evil and how to avoid it. I will give a summary of my understanding of the main points of these lectures. 

The most helpful verses of the Holy Qur'an to understand this are the verses that describe the fall of Iblis (Satan). This narration is repeated 5 times in the Holy Qur'an in different contexts, 2:34, 7:11, 15:31, 17:61, 38:75 and the entire narration of Iblis not prostrating before Allah is repeated 3 separate times, in 7:11-16, 15:31-39, and 38:75-82

Some background for those who are not aware. Iblis is a Jinn who worshipped Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for thousands of years and once held a high station with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) so much that he was amoung the company of the angels, though he was not an angel, as some mistakenly believe. 

The narration that is repeated three times in the Holy Qur'an is the incident when Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asked the Angels and Iblis to prostrate before Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) after explaining to them that He(s.w.a) intended to create a Khalifa on Earth. The word Khalifa comes from the root خ + ل+ف

kh-l-f  take the place of, substitute

The most common explanation for this term used in the context was that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) intended to place a being who would stand in place of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on the Earth in terms of his authority. 

So after explaining this to the Angels plus Iblis, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asked them to acknowledge the position of Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) and the Prophets and Imams who will come from his lineage by doing sujud, or prostration before him. As many ulema as well as mufasireen have explained, this sujud was not a sujud of worship but a sujud of acknowledgement that they were willing to recognize the position of Prophet Adam((عليه السلام)) as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) had commanded them to do. The angels followed the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Iblis refused this command. 

After Iblis refused the command, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asks Iblis why he refused it. Some ask why would Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ask him 'why' he refused when Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows everything, so He(s.w.a) knows why he refused. The reason why is because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wanted to show us why Iblis refused and thus to inform us of the true nature of Iblis and of evil. 

The answer of Iblis was that he believed that he was superior to Adam because he was created of Fire, while Adam was created of clay. So in his supposition, fire was better than clay, therefore he was better than Adam and so he deserved this position of Khalifa and not Adam. It was this supposition, that stood in opposition to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that was the beginning of his downfall. Some look at this narration and argue why would Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) curse Iblis and send him to hell for eternity because of this one mistake. This doesn't seem just. There are several facts surrounding this 'mistake' that must be understood. 

First, Iblis was not like most other beings. He had been alive long enough, and had received enough mairifat (knowledge of Allah) that he knew fully and completely that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was Good, Just, All Knowing, etc. In fact, Iblis never argued with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) regarding His(s.w.a) nature or His(s.w.a) knowledge. So Iblis knew that his objection to the order of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was not because he had superior knowledge, I.e. that he knew something that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn't know or had a perspective on the issue that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn't have. So Iblis was fully aware that his objection was not based on a superior understanding of the issue, but his reason for objecting come from his base desires, I.e. his ego and his arrogance. 

Second, there are many hadith that state that if Iblis was willing to do Tauba(repent) for this mistake that he made, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would forgive him. At the same time, Iblis, though he has been alive for many millennium, has never attempted to repent for his 'mistake' or all the evil that has come about because of it. So the consequences of his mistake keep growing and growing. So it becomes like an inferno that is so huge, that not even all the water in the universe could extinguish it. But the main reason for his not asking for forgiveness is given to us by his name, Iblis, which comes from the root ل+ب+بس, La+Ba+Sa, 'he has given up all hope', I.e. he has given up hope that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will forgive him. 

So the nature of Iblis, and thus the nature of evil is supposition regarding the commands of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), without knowledge, which leads to the disobedience of the clear orders of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The genesis of this supposition and subsequent disobedience is Hawa(desire). The most dangerous of these desires, which caused the fall of Iblis is the desire for greatness, in opposition to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). This is also called Kibr. It is the most dangerous because Kibr is only for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and as the famous hadith says, 'The one who considers himself or herself Great will be ruined'. That is why we say 'Allah hu Akbar', I.e. only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Great above everything.

Then after the disobedience there is a deep pessimism regarding forgiveness from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) which prevents us from doing Tauba (or turning, returning to Allah(s.w.a)). This is the main characteristic of Satan. As Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) tells us in the Holy Qur'an, 'O Children of Adam, don't follow in the footsteps of Iblis(Satan)'. Following in the footsteps of Satan means to repeat this pattern of evil which will lead to hell and destruction. So we should take the opportunity of this Holy Month of Ramadan to reflect on how we can avoid falling into this trap, and once we have avoided this trap, we can speed up our spiritual progress. Salam. 

your wrong and your right

the Prophet said "the root of all evil is the love of this world"

people don’t make spiritual progress because their ratio of belief of spiritual to material is something like 5%:95%

everything people do they do it because it "feels" good, and they don’t have hope that they will find thiis same feeling or better in the spiritual world when compared to the material world

second thing is most people can’t tolerate hardships, they don’t want and and they do everything to stay away from it, even if it means getting further away from God

how often you read on here people talking about lacking faith belief or that these things are dwindling

now I never asked this question to any of them, but I guarantee you if you were to ask these people how they live thier life, how they spend thier time, what they do daily, where their goals are set etc you wil find maybe maximum 10% of their efforts are towards spirituality

do you pray the 51 rakaat daily as recommended by Imam as being the traits of a believer? do you read dua a few times daily? how much charity do you do? do you go to places where you give your time for free without anything in exchange to your communities and to individuals? how often do you fast?

I can guarantee you these activities are all minimal and at the end of the list

and that is not considering the evil people also do daily as well on top of not doing too much or any of these things

its abit like this to use another analogy , if you want to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, and you spend 10 minutes a day at the gym, and eat junk food on top of that daily, and then wonder why ur not looking better why ur muscles are not growing why your getting fat, is it crazy to expect results in this condition? of course it is

so its not just "evil" persay because what is evil? its very subjective and relative to your spiritual state, for example the Imams when they ate food, ate at the time of eating only ONE type of food, and when given more they would reject it and talk about punishment on day of judgement , so for the Imams for example eating more than one type of food at once was "evil"

what about an alcoholic who is slowly coming off this addiction, then what applies to him? for him "evil" is to go to prayer drunk, but for a person who doesnt have this problem, for him "evil" is to drink even one drop

so it al depends on the person the situation they are in religious state, etc

basically what I am saying nothing is black and white, not even the whole evil vs good argument

is it haram for you to eat two types of food at once? probably not, but for Imam Ali or any of the other Imams and probably even applied to the Prophets it was haram

so evil is very individual and relative, yes there are the basic tenants, but in case of defence for example u are allowed to react fatally , but if a person is innocent and you murder him then it is evil , so everything changes upon the situation and evil is not set in stone and black and white , but varies person to person scenario to scenario , environment to environment, state to state

even as we know from hadith, taqiyyah when ur life is in danger I s allowed, but technically speaking ur lying when u say something that isnt actually true , so evil is not evil set ins tone

things are far more complicated than that

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1 hour ago, AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola said:

Alhamdulilah,

Being that we are limited beings we could not ever stand in the place of Allah. We can represent Allah’s order and govern according to his order to the best of our Ability. 

One other thing is. Was Ibliss only jealous of Adam? By questioning Gods ruling of Adam he obviously saw flaws in Allah. His aim being to prove Allah wrong? Did he have a desire to be more than what he was? Did he think higher of himself than even Allah? 

That is a debated question amoung ulema. Based on my understanding of the issue I believe that Iblis, while he was in his former state, had enough knowledge of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) not to see flaws in His judgement. The objection was based solely on the jelousy and arrogance of Iblis, and I think Iblis himself was aware of that. But he objected anyway, despite that fact. 

As for your first point, Adam(عليه السلام) and his successors the Prophets and Imams stood in place of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) not in the absolute sense, ie that the origin of the authority was with them, but in the relative and delegated sense because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) delegated this authority to them. This statement of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was to demonstrate the scope of the authority of the Prophets and Imams on the Earth, just as their is nothing on Earth that is outside the scope of His authority, there is also nothing on Earth that is outside the scope of the authority of the pervious Prophets in their time and currently the Imam of the Age, the Awaited One.

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On 5/26/2019 at 2:05 PM, AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola said:

Alhamdulilah,

Being that we are limited beings we could not ever stand in the place of Allah. We can represent Allah’s order and govern according to his order to the best of our Ability. 

One other thing is. Was Ibliss only jealous of Adam? By questioning Gods ruling of Adam he obviously saw flaws in Allah. His aim being to prove Allah wrong? Did he have a desire to be more than what he was? Did he think higher of himself than even Allah? 

He disbelieved in Allah and his proofs and became stubborn to the signs of God.  His dialogue with the voice of God through the veils, is sarcasm.

He wishes to prove that the God of Ahlul Bayt, the first house enjoined on humanity and Jinn, are wrong and that whether they believe they are right or not, he don't believe in their God, and that all started with him not be able to comprehend the choice of God with a lesser form or vulnerable weak form sentient be as opposed one from the Angels/Jinn.  And if you disconnect from the highest proofs of God, there is no way to know God. 

He believes in hell and the Angels will create it, but he doesn't believe in God as that is the Lord in control of universe.

That said, he calls his party knowing the order of the universe is what it is.  He is willing to misguide humans and create havoc, to prove his point that Adam was not worthy nor should it be other then Angels.

He has a great portion of Jinn following him, because, he makes himself their advocate and because he live a long life.  Yet he didn't see that Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) would be what they are today as well, and unite all Sunnah of Prophets through the help of Prophets, and through Qur'an become something even beyond all that. A lot of Jinn change side through Sulaiman true, but more so with Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and the way they attack those who try to steal hearings. This is a power a lot recognize cannot be that of one of them nor a human nor a creature by their own acquisition. That is why Qur'an says to Mohammed "we sustain you", because the Risqallah is proof of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) are proofs of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).

Imam Ali said when Qur'an was revealed, Satan actually moaned a great moaning, and it was due to realizing he would not be worshiped.  He just trying to delay the victory of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) as long as possible now, or force oppression on believers so that God who is obligated to deliver them destroys most humans as a result.

The thing is he witness miracles of Moses and Jesus, but he don't accept that their power is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) directly.  And that is part of why he fell, he didn't see that all the honor he earned was not his own, but through Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grace and sustenance. 

His asking for delay, is knowing Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) have most of the high council (who are Angels) on their side, but I do believe some Angels did fall from grace as Qur'an confirms the Bible in that there was a dispute in the high council as Iblis rebelled.

When Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) chooses from Angels, it's due Isma, but Iblis was an Angel, but not a chosen one. He was the father of all Jinn including Angels, and Angels could have mostly failed the trial.

When they passed, a lot were proven worthy of chosen positions. At first they all passed except Iblis, then Iblis caused some to fall, and there was a dispute in this high council.

Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) chooses from Angels, but not every Angel is chosen, just like not every Saint of humans is actually chosen.

Iblis reached Angelic position, but he fell. And if the all the type of signs, from holy books to miracles, to their explanation in holy books, to the unseen type signs, can't convince this fallen creature, the order of the universe is controlled by the ultimate being, then nothing can save him.

Of course, Iblis knows this order, so when he makes people disbelieve in Angels and miracles and Prophets, and they think it's all fairy tale, he does so by deception while being in the fray of ancient battle and he does so while fearing the Lord of the worlds, who in his eyes, is Mohammed from one perspective, but from another, he believe himself to be the one who ought to be worshiped, but he don't believe in the ultimate one is the source of Risq of Mohammed and that the power Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) have is not acquired.

Also he asked for the day they are raised, but Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) semi granted him his request, he actually did respite him, but the Mahdi will kill him and the Dajjal.  When the Mahdi rises, he will kill Iblis and free humanity from the curse of dark magic upon the hearts.

Iblis sees the 12 Imams in Qur'an, he is highly intelligent in this sense and that is how he and his party perform sorcery to lock the clear book and keep people from perceiving the true insights and signs.

The Jinn who follow him, the Qur'an warn them he only calling them so that they can be of the companions of the fire, but they think he is sincere to them and he promised them to overthrow Jibrael and Michael and Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and the order of the heavens and Earth.

He make it as if he here to free us from the order which sort of like how Budhist believe the world as is is maintained and created by an evil demon.

 

He don't believe in the order of heavens and Earth, but he don't believe he can defeat Mohammed and Ali either. If he believed the actual God was on his side, he would be believing he can defeat them.

Iblis is an Atheist from one perspective, in the sense, he don't believe in an ultimate being, he believe he is to be worshiped, and don't believe the connection of God's signs to God.  He only fear God in the sense, that he believes Mohammed worships something through his faith so fears Mohammed's concept of God, and sees Mohammed and his family as the carriers of the throne, but through and through he is a disbeliever and don't care about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). 

To him, the order of heavens and Earth was all wrong, and how can it be right, and how can it be really Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) who choose Adam over him and the rest of Angels. How can not be a Jinn when humans are vulnerable and wreckless and weak and have little ability compared to Jinn.  Obviously the fire type creation would be closer to God if there was an absolute being, then a vulnerable clay weak creature in his view

Iblis don't believe in Tawheed at all.  If he can destroy Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and Angels, and overthrow the order of the universe, he would, but he can't.  He sees those sincere to the Lord of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) as fools, but also sees those deceived by him as fools, he just love to see everyone and make everyone into a fool.

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Salam,

The essence of evil is rebellion against the  clear commands of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for whatever purposes.  Iblis did just that and he turned into syaitan (pure evil).  Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) did not created evil, instead the Jinns and humans can through free wills and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) allowed it.  As long as jinns and humans stick to an ideology or belief that is derived from "against the clear commands of Allah (evil)", the created syaitans or evils, will live on.  There are many syaitans that live on because those ideologies that have syaitanic roots are so prevalent now.

The spread of syaitans (pure evils) are through

1.  Enemies of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) (humans that have syaitans in them),

2.  Our own nafs (the tendency to be corrupted by syaitans or create new syaitans),

3. The Syaitans themselves (we not able to see by our eyes physically).  Their jobs are to corrupt all humans and jinns.

We need to fight the syaitans, through physical means such as to resist evil oriented humans (humans with evils in their souls)...example of such persons are Saddam, Isis, Zionist, US presidents, Hitler, gangsters, porn movie makers and others (too many).

We also can resist syaitans that exist in our souls through spiritual means, by submission to the commands of Allahswt without questions.  It creates NOOR in our souls. That Light will kick out the syaitans in our souls...little by little, stage by stage.  Higher spiritual stages means resisting syaitans at the rank of General, instead of foot soldier. 

Finally, fighting or killing the Syaitans directly.  For that, we need be closer to Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام), especially our current Imam (عليه السلام). Without their help it is impossible to directly fight and kill Syaitans.  Syaitans cannot be seen by physical eyes.  One of the reasons that Islam and Qur'an came is to clear of syaitans.  Only Prophet and Ahlul Bayt know the best method to clear syaitans, meaning to spread message of Islam and Qur'an, or the commands of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).  Therefore, some verses of Qur'an can be used to disable syaitans..or make syaitans to be handicapped, put them in jail or make them terminally ill.  We don't have the zulfikar (sword) to kill syaitans, but our Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) has it. 

 

 

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