“When you read Quran (prior to that) seek protection with Allah against Shaitaan, the accursed.”
Surah Al-Nahl (Surah 16), verse 98
This goes out to all the atheists and agnostics, all the people who’re finding excuses to continue to “live it up”. See, shaitaan is the one who put the idea of not having to believe in the first, to not have any real accountability for things; he’s the one who makes the idea of 4 wives look immoral (just off the top of my head) without letting you think about the reason behind why it was allowed in the first place. shaitaan knows how a human mind works… for EACH individual, he has a different strategy. So let’s see, when you finally decide to read Quran with an open mind, you may think you’re thinking freely and you’re being logical and smart but you don’t know how the ugly faced shaitaan is forming images in your head, you don’t know how he’s distracting you, you don’t know what tricks he’s going to use to push you away from the truth and from Allah’s message. When you’ve read the Quran enough and you feel like you’re surely on the right path now, shaitaan, who was sitting right behind you all this time, the loser that he is, will envelop you with feelings of pride and of arrogance, maybe self-righteousness too thereby efficiently pulling you into his trap.
… every time when you read the Quran, you WILL have to seek Allah’s protection so that whatever good that’s to come out of your reading, you understand (and apply) it fully… and whatever makes you question Allah’s message you find your answers soon enough, so you don’t fall in doubt, denial and similar vices, while you’re still seeking answers.
These are all little traps you think you’re too smart for… but NOOOOO! There are much too many thorns around here, each step has to be scrutinized, each decision has to be taken with the thought of “Allah” vs “shaitaan”.
Other than this, here you can see Allah is subtly saying you can only seek His protection, you don’t need a bodyguard or a best friend or a jinn… only Him. Also, He is calling shaitaan, the “accursed”. Allah is pure and He is cursing shaitaan?? That’s gotta tell you something!
Disclaimer: I’m still struggling with so many things so there are going to be things on the blog that’ll raise your eyebrows and say, “Say whaaa?! What is this chick talking about??!?! Wasn’t she the one who watched that movie or did that?”
I understand that’ll continue to be a problem, but I’m trying to find myself through this experiment and I’m trying to spread goodness in a way I feel comfortable with… I’ll appreciate it if you kept the negativity away and just shared your viewpoints. All kinds of comments are welcome, as long as they are within an obviously evident (theme of the blog) decorum.