The day you acquire yaQeen through knowledge and make the firm intention to do any good deed (especially that deed which demands discipline and not most people do), then know that Shaytan-ar-rajeem would weaken your determination and motivation by creating waswaas (doubts) in those who were your allies. If he’s defeated in that and he will always be defeated in that inshaa’Allah, then he will set up his entire army loose on you.
Then whosoever wishes to embark Siratul MustaQeem and wishes to call other people towards it, mustn’t waste time and emotions with those who are under the influence of Shayateen. Let the dogs bark. They don’t know any better. Shaytan is using them to frustrate you and waste your time which you could’ve used to seek knowledge.
In other words, these disciplined people then should be vigilant.
Like any soldier is when the opposing army invades the territory to attack.
O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allâh, so that you may be successful. [Surah Ale Imraan, 3:200]
Don’t lose heart!
Do ‘Ibaadah with MORE passion.
Increase in Nawafil good deeds.
Clean your heart of hurt not only before your sleep but with every Salah!
Become even more determined!
Thieves come after jewels.
Your heart is a jewel because in it echoes the remembrance of Allah SWT only.
Protect it like a warrior because after all that’s the only thing you’ve got.
And that’s the only thing Allah SWT will look at:
وقال صلوات الله وسلامه عليه
إن الله لا ينظر الى أجسامكم ولا الى صوركم ولكن ينظر الى قلوبكم و أعمالكم
And the Prophet peace be upon him said, “Verily, Allah does not look towards your bodies nor towards your appearances. But, he looks towards your hearts and your accomplishments” [Narrated by Muslim]
And Allah SWT knows best.