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Deep at night, I had this dialogue with Satan. Shortly, I heard the Fajr (dawn) prayer call. I wanted to go to the mosque.
- He said: “The night is still long, so take a nap.”
- I said: “I’m afraid I’ll miss my obligatory prayer!”
- He said: “There is much time to go ”
- I said: “I’m afraid I’ll miss praying in congregation.”
- He said: “Don’t be too harsh on yourself in worship.”
Then, I didn’t wake up until the sun had already risen.
- He whispered to me again saying: “Don’t feel sorry for what you have missed. The day is still full of many other chances.”
As soon as I started mentioning Allah, he brought to my mind all kinds of thoughts.
- I said: “You are diverting me from making Du’aa (supplication).”
- He said: “Just delay it until the night.” Shortly, I intended to repent.
- He said: “Enjoy your young age before it comes to an end”!
- I said: “I’m too afraid of death.”
- He said: “But your life will not end now.”
I started to memorize Quran
- He said: “Entertain yourself with songs.”
- I said: “But it’s an unlawful thing to do.”
- He said: “Scholars differed on that matter
- I said: “The evidences from the Prophet’s sayings are with me”
- He said: “But you know their sources are weak!”
A beautiful lady passed by, so I lowered my gaze.
- He said: “What’s wrong? It’s just a gaze”!
- I said: “A gaze puts me in a dangerous place.”
- He said: “It’s lawful to contemplate in grace.”
I went to the Ka'bah (Sacred Mosque in Makkah). There he was with me on the way.
- He said: “What’s the reason behind this trip?”
- I said: “To make ‘Umrah (minor Hajj).”
- He said: “You have risked dangers (on your travel) to do this 'Umrah.
Don’t you know that good deeds have plenty of other doors?!!”
- I said: “But my life needs a change for the better”
- He said: “Don’t you know that you can’t enter Paradise through your deeds?
I went to give advice to people.
- He said: ”Don’t put yourself in an embarrassing situation.
- I said: “But, my only aim is to benefit others.”
- He said: “That’s a trap of self-admiration, and it is indeed the head of corruption.”
- I said: “Tell me your opinion about some people.”
- He said: “I can answer you of the private, as well as the general.”
- I said: “Ahmad Ibn Hanbal?”
- He said: “His calling to follow Quran and Sunnah (Prophet's Tradition) was killing me.”
- I said: “Ibn Taymiyyah?”
- He said: “His words hit my head like a daily beating.”
- I said: “Al-Bukhari?”
- He said: “I can even burn my house with his book.”
- I said: “Al-Hajjaj (a tyrant ruler)?”
- He said: “I wish 1000 of men are like him. His way is cure and happiness to my colleagues of devils.”
- I said: “Pharaoh?”
- He said: “Oh, to him victory and support we owe.”
- I said: “Saladin, the Hero of the battle of “Hitteen”?”
- He said: “Let us not talk of him…he brought humiliation to my sons, and buried our heads in mud.”
- I said: “Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab?”
- He said: “His messages were like the heavenly fiery stars that were burning my heart”
- I said: “Abu Jahl?”
- He said: “The best kinship and brothers we are.”
- I said: “Abu Lahab?”
- He said: “We are together in every step forever.”
- I said: “Lenin?”
- He said: “Bounded by me, with Stalin on fire.”
- I said: “Nude Magazines?”
- He said: “Are my holy books.”
- I said: “Satellites?”
- He said: “Make people diabolical.”
- I said: “Coffee Shops and internet cafes?”
- He said: “Welcome everyone who is diverted from Allah and the right way.”
- I said: “What is your Athkaar (supplication)?”
- He said: “Songs.”
- I said: “What is your job?”
- He said: “ False Hopes.”
- I said: “What do you think about the markets?”
- He said: “Clubs where my friends meet.”
- I said: “How do you misguide people?”
- He said: “By desires, doubts, distracting amusements, hopes and songs.”
- I said: “How do you misguide women?”
- He said: “I tempt them towards showing off their beauty, and favoring the prohibited over the lawful.
- I said: “How do you misguide the scholars?”
- He said: “By paving the way for them to admiration and showing off, and by planting envy and pride in their hearts.”
- I said: “How do you misguide people as general?”
- He said: “Through back-biting, tale-fabrication, wasting their times in things of no value and in useless cheap conversations.”
- I said: “How do you misguide merchants?”
- He said: “By tempting them to deal with bribery, making them hate paying charity and by making spendthriftness beloved.”
- I said: “How do you misguide young people?”
- He said: “By making them fall in the trap of love, reckless in following Allah’s orders and committing the prohibited.”
- I said: “What do you think of Abu Nawwas (a poet who used to celebrate alcohol and wantonness)?”
- He said: “Such a respectful character. His poems really inspired me.”
- I said: “And “modernity”?”
- He said: “The inheritors of our Satanic knowledge.”
- I said: “Secularity?”
- He said: “That’s my belief, and its believers are the cheating magicians and creators of false hopes. We all bear same names.”
- I said: “What do you think of those people who call to the Word of Allah?”
- He said: “They are torturing me! They inflict a lot of pain and misery on me. They made me an old man with gray hair! They destroy all what I build! They make noise when I speak, read when I sing, and seek refuge from me when I show up.”
- I said: “What do you say about newspapers?”
- He said: “Means for wasting people’s time, especially that of the elite, and means for stealing money.”
- I said: “What did you do with the crow?”
- He said: “I made him kill his brother and bury him under earth till he disappeared.”
- I said: “What did you do with Qaroon (Korah)?”
- He said: “I whispered to him: You son of the old man. Save the treasuries to win. You are one of the greatest men.”
- I said: “What did you say to Pharaoh?”
- He said: “I told him: You are the greatest one in the palace. To win say: “Isn’t it me who possess the power over Egypt?””
- I said: “What did you say to the one who drinks wine?”
- He said: “I told him you should drink this grape’s juice. It is the answer to all your problems. It wipes out your troubles. And don’t worry, you know the way to repentance and its doors are always open for you.”
- I said: “What kills you?”
- He said: “Say the verse of “Ayat Al-Kursy” [Name of the verse in the Quran 2:255]. It prevents me from breathing and makes me feel I’m in an eternal prison, in a night full of misery.”
- I said: “Who are the most beloved people to you?”
- He said: “Singers, poets that aim at misguiding people, sin-doers, and every cunning person who goes astray.”
- I said: “Who is the most hateful person to you?”
- He said: “The regular visitors of Masjid for the congregational prayer, everyone who kneels and prostrates to Allah, every pious and sincere worshipper, and every fighter in the cause of Allah.”
- I said: “I hereby seek refuge in Allah from you.”
The moment I said so, he disappeared as though melting into the sand - and this is the liar’s end.