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The Shaytan Magnet: Intentional Rejection of Remembrance/Guidance

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Intentional Rejection of Remembrance/Guidance is a Magnet for Shaytan


And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allâh) (i.e. this Qur’ân and worship of Allâh), We appoint for him Shaitân (Satan devil) to be a Qarîn (a intimate companion) to him. (36)

Explanation: And whosoever Ya`shu (turns away blindly)) means, whoever willfully ignores and turns away (from the remembrance of the Most Gracious,) Al-`Asha (the root of Ya`sh) refers to weakness of vision; what is meant here is weakness of insight.


And verily, they (Satans / devils) hinder them from the Path (of Allâh), but they think that they are guided aright! (37)

Explanation: (And verily, they hinder them from the path, but they think that they are guided aright! )meaning, for this person who willfully neglects true guidance, We send to him a Shaytan to lead him astray and show him the path to Hell. Rest of the tafseer here.


The Magnet of Hidayah, the Noble Quraan, pulls you back to Siraat al Mustaqeem, so hold onto it!


So hold you (O Muhammad SAW) fast to that which is revealed to you. Verily you are on the Straight Path. (43)

Explanation: The above ayah means –  hold fast to the Qur’an which has been sent down to your heart, for it is truth and what it leads to is truth that shows the way to the straight path that leads to Gardens of Delight and eternal, everlasting goodness.


And verily, this (the Qur’ân) is indeed a Reminder for you (O Muhammad SAW) and your people (Quraish people, or your followers), and you will be questioned (about it). (44)


  • (And verily, this is a Dhikr for you and your people) – It was said that this means, `it is an honor for you and your people;’ this was the view of Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, Mujahid, Qatadah, As-Suddi and Ibn Zayd. This means that it is an honor for them in that it was revealed in their language, so they are the people who have the best understanding of it among mankind and hence are obliged to be the most steadfast in adhering to its commandments. This is how the best of them were, the first immigrants and those who emulated them and followed them. It was also said that the meaning of the phrase; (And verily, this is indeed a Dhikr for you and your people,) was that `it was sent to remind you and your people.’ The fact that they are singled out does not exclude others.
  • (and you will be questioned.) means, `about this Qur’an, and how you acted upon it and what your response to it was.’


Source: Surat az-Zukhruf, Tafseer ibn Katheer

[Disclaimer: I have simplified the message by my everyday layman examples and I apologize if it seems to have reduced the exalted nature of the Noble Book in any way for without any doubt His Words/Examples are the best. However I must add that the example helps stick things in my mind better as a warning – it is for my benefit foremost of course and I hope it does seem helpful for others too inshaa’Allah. And Allah SWT knows best.]


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