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3 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran),سورة آل عمران
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The biggest enemy of mankind
We all know that enmity is commonly found amongst mankind since time immemorial. Qabil, who lost his temper and stoned his innocent
brother Habil to death, became the first person to commit a murderer on earth. Even today there are umpteen people out there who have enmity with other people. There can be enmity between neighbors, amongst relatives, amongst womenfolk. Even children can have enemies because we find so many cases of juvenile delinquency. However, in midst of all such cases we should remember that there is someone who is our biggest enemy of all. He is none other than shaitan/satan or Iblees.
The Holy Quran says: O you who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy. [Quran 2:208]
And say to My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) that they should (only) say those words that are the best. (Because) Shaitan (Satan) verily, sows disagreements among them. Surely, Shaitan (Satan) is to man an open enemy. [Quran 17:53]
Therefore, it is our foremost duty to protect ourselves from this dreadful enemy of mankind about which the Quran has cautioned us. Shaitan has been the enemy of mankind since the day man was first created. Hazrat Adam and Hazrat Hawa were the first victims of Shaitan’s deception.
However, just awareness of the fact that shaitan is our biggest enemy will not enough to defeat him. In order to subdue him we should know about shaitan’s strategies and his cunning plots so that we do not fall into the trap laid by him.
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