Life is full of ups and downs – we have times of joy and times of disappointment, we have our eman increase or decrease, sometimes we feel close to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and sadly at other times we turn away. We must identify if it is our nafs or Shaitan that’s deviating us or decreasing our faith, thus directing us to prepare the appropriate weapon.
If it’s your nafs stop the habit and replace it with a good habit as Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) said: “And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember.” (Surah Hud Verse 114)
It is important to educate ourselves about the sin or reflect upon the detrimental habit and then think about the akhirah.
To fight Shaitan’s whispers, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala gave us a strong system of defense and the best of it is our faith:
Increase in Knowledge
The Qur’an and Sunnah are our reference and guides for knowing what is permitted and forbidden in life as Muslims, it is therefore an obligation to learn about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and thus increasing in our pursuit of knowledge strengthens our faith. We should also turn to scholars when in doubt or needing clarification. Try to read The Noble Qur’an, ahadith, various books about Islam to increase your eman to put into practice, and to increase your reliance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as that knowledge will bithn’illah be your protection next time Shaitan tries to make you deviate.
Deep in the hearts , hidden somewhere in his soul the love of Allah will always survive . Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has created one hundred parts of mercy . Part of it he has placed in His creation , so they have compassion for each other . The remaining 99 parts Allah has withheld the Day of Judgment to thereby favor . ” His servants [ 1 ] Narrated by al- Bukhari and Muslim] . The love of a mother to her newborn child belongs to that one part , the love of an animal to its owner is one of the one part , which is the one that Allah then keep waiting ? Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala says : ” My mercy encompasses all things . ” ( Surat al – Araaf : 156 ) . Show your love for His creatures , and He will show His love to you . Love conquers hatred and mercy triumphs over evil . If you currently have a quarrel with someone then make it good, if you cherish current grudge forgive whoever . Free yourself from the burden.