Are we like Shaytan, the Accursed one, simply misguided one, who’s confused?
The one who was commanded by his Lord and simply refused?
No matter what the command was, he chose to follow his own desires of only what he approved,
So when Allaah commands you to do a thing, and the choice is between following Him or your own desires, which one would you choose?
We get upset at other people for not choosing right,
Easy to judge, but our conduct sometimes are at its best while others are in sight;
And we can’t seem to get our worship perfected, our actions usually end up being light,
Even though when we hear of the Hell Fire the only thoughts that comes to mind are surrounded with torture and fright.
So what makes us so different than Iblis, when he was commanded by The Almighty but he had his own agenda?
Our desires compete with our Lord, like there could ever be a contender;
We should be aware of this ‘Anger’, because Al Fatihah clarifies it, that for every rak’ah in our prayers we need to remember,
That the ones that deserve the anger of Allaah are the ones who chooses to do wrong over right with clarity, so just sit back and ponder.
If your actions are ignorantly done versus choosing to commit a sin with clarity, are the punishments the same?
So if you knew that it was wrong from the beginning, and you still committed the act, is Shaytan to be blamed?
Are the whisperings of the Accursed devil or your desires at fault, if so, then which one should be blamed?
Has your Lord not sent enough information for you to know the difference between right and wrong, so that your Hereafter doesn’t have to end in pain?
Can’t we truly see similarities between us and him?
That at our very core all we do is double talk our way out of doing the right thing, when all we have to do is lean towards what’s right and just give in?
But many of us smoke, commit zina and all of the many things that the angels record under what we know to be sin,
But debating is our weapon we use when we are told to do what Allaah has commanded, but “not now”, “I have time”, we say, while Shaytan once again slowly wins.
Abu Muwahhid Asadullah At-Tarinidadi
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