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Few facts about devils plot are given in brief. Devil or Shaitaan has ways of deceiving people. These ways are limited and they never change.  For centuries he has been misleading the people with the same tactics. He approaches different people from different angles. We have been informed by Allaah تعالى in the Qur’aan and through His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلمabout all his many different tactics and how to protect ourselves from them.


He is the most experience personality on the face of the earth but still his plots are weak. The strength of Shaitaan is inversely proportional to our eeman; meaning, the one with weak eeman will easily fall prey to his plots and whispers. But the ones with strong eeman will have little or no effects from his plots and whispers. All this is possible only by Allaah’s Will.


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The Shaitaan comes to different people from different angles

  1. From the angle of money for those who love money.
  2. From the angle of women for those who love women.
  3. From the angle of fame for those who love to be famous, and so on…


Allah said in the Quran: {(Iblees) said: “Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, and You will not find most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful to You).” Quran Surah al-A`raaf 7: 16-17


His plots are weak

He calls, and the weak in Faith respond to it, as Allah said: And Shaitaan will say when the matter has been decided (i.e. on the Day of Judgment): "Verily, Allaah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allaah (by obeying me in the life of the world). verily, there is a painful torment for the Zalimun Quran Surah Ibraaheem 14: 22 Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitaan. Surah al-Nisaa 4: 76


His old tactics

Even today, Shaitaan is still using the very first deception by which he got our parents, Aadam and Hawwa عليهم السلام, out of the Jannah – the false hope of becoming immortal and living forever:


Allaah تعالى says: Then Shaitaan whispered to him, saying: "O Aadam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?"}  Quran Surah Taha 20: 120


Allaah تعالى also says Then Shaitaan whispered suggestions to them both in order to uncover that which was hidden from them of their private parts (before); he said: "Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals." Surah al-A`raaf 7: 20


We see people investing in millions in research for finding a cure for aging. Others spend millions on plastic surgery and cosmetics to look younger.


Allaah تعالى says: And Allaah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allaah is All-Aware of what you do. Quran Surah al-Munaafiqoon 63: 11 He تعالى also says: …and when their term comes, neither can they delay nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).Quran Surah al-Nahl 16: 61



Narrated Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه: Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The son of Aadam (i.e. man) grows old and so also two (desires) grow old with him*, i.e., love for wealth and (a wish for) a long life.” Sahih al-Bukhari 6421 (Vol.8:430)

*Meaning: the desire for the long life and the love of abundant wealth do not depart from a person till he dies.


See also

Protection from evils; Ruqyah; Evil eye; Jinn; Iblees;




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