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Six Attacks by Shaytaan and Ten Defenses

Six Attacks by Shaytaan – Ten Defenses

Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’dee

Reference: Compiled by as Sa’dee from Ibnul Qayim’s book: Badaa-‘i al fawaa-id. Tareeq al Wusool ila al ‘Ilm al Mawool: p.129
Category: General

The evil of Shaytaan is limited to six categories, he continues [to assault] mankind until he succeeds in one or more of them:

1) The evil of polytheism and disbelief;

2) Then innovations;

3) Next are the major sins;

4) Then the minor sins;

5) Subsequently, busying people with practicing Mubahaat [1] instead of practicing good deeds [that one is rewarded for];

6) Next is busying them with practicing deeds which are good instead of deeds which are better.

The reasons that safeguard a servant from the Shaytaan are ten:

1) Seeking refuge with Allaah from him;

2) Reading al Mu’awathatain [Surat an Nas and Surat al Falaq];

3) Reading Ayatul Kursi;

4) Reading Surat al Baqarah;

5) Reading the ending of Surat al Baqarah [last two verses];

6) The believer reading from the beginning of {Haa Meem.} until {to Him is the final return.} [Ghafir: 1-3];

7) Saying what translated means: ‘There is no deity worthy of worship but Allaah, alone having no partners, to him belongs the dominion, to him belongs all praise, and He has the ability to do all things.’ One hundred times;

8 ) Practicing the remembrance of Allaah a lot;

9) Performing ablution along with prayers;

10) Refraining from supernumerary (extra) looking around, talking, eating and mixing with people.

[1] Actions that one is neither ordered to or prohibited from performing specifically, such as eating or sleeping.

Translator: Nadir Ahmad, Abu Abdul-Waahid
Date Published: Saturday, 09 December 2006
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أشرار الشيطان ست و الاعتصام بعشر

الشيخ عبد الرحمن ناصر السعدي

المرجع: جمعه السعدي من بدائع الفوائد طريق الوصول الي العلم المأول: ص:129

الباب: عام


1. شر الكفر والشرك. 2. ثم البدعة. 3. ثم كبائر الذنوب. 4. ثم صغائرها. 5. ثم الاشتغال بالمباحات عن الخير. ثم بالعمل المفضول عن الفاضل. والاسباب التى يعتصم بها العبد من الشيطتن عشرة: 1. الاستعاذة بالله منه. 2. قراءة المعوذتين. 3. – قراءة آية الكرسي. 4. قراءة البقرة. 5. قراءة خاتمة البقرة. 6. قراءة اول {حم} المؤمن الى { اليه المصير} ( غافر: 3). 7. ولا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك، وله الحمد، وهو على كل شئ قدير. مئة مرة. 8. كثرة ذكر الله. 9. الوضؤء مع الصلاة. 10. امساك فضول النظر، والكلام ، والطعام، ومخالطة الناس

المترجم: أبو عبد الواحد نادر أحمد

  1. Ibn Shamsud-Deen as-Salafee
    March 31, 2007 at 11:26 am

    As-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah.

    Just to add.. regarding defence point 7, I’ve read from Shaykh Wahid Abdussalam Bali once was performing ruqyah on a person who was possessed. The jinn wanted to exit but on the condition that he be allowed to enter the shaykh’s body.

    The shaykh agreed. But after a while, the jinn cried, saying that he couldn’t enter the shaykh’s body because he always recite this dhikr every day 100 times.

    Perhaps the author unintentionally left out Surah al-Ikhlas. Ayatul Kursi should be recited with Surah al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq and an-Nas after the 5 daily prayers.

    Ayatul Kursi should also be recited before going to sleep.

    Along with reciting surahs Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq and an-Nas, blowing onto one’s palms and wiping over one’s whole body, from head to toe. This is to be done 3 times.

    The last 2 verses of surah Al-Baqarah can also be recited before going to sleep.

    The above, as you know, are from the sunnah of our beloved Prophet.

    Wallahu a’lam.

  2. umm fatema
    April 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    As salamualikum,
    i don’t know the meaning of Mubahaat.Could you please translate it.
    jazakallah khayr.

  3. May 4, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Wa ‘alaykum salaam wa rahmatullah

    The meaning of mubaah is “something which is allowed”

    So for example, wearing a wrist watch in Islaam is “mubaah”

    Mubahaat is the plural of the word “Mubaah”

    I hope that makes it clear.

  4. yusuf al emreekee as salafii
    June 2, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Ackh do you know where i can find wahid abdussalam bali’s biography ? do you know if he is salafi?

  5. November 27, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I have looked at the script.,

  6. November 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I think your site is very good and complete, but the information you have here,

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