By Mallam Abba Abana
Shaytan made the idea of eating from the forbidden tree appear attractive to Aadam alaihi Alaihi Salaam by giving it a beautiful and attractive name. He kept claiming to Aadam that the forbidden tree was ‘the tree of eternal life,’ and that eating from it would make him live forever in Paradise, or would make him one of the angels. ALLAH informed us how sheitaan deceived Aadam alaihi Salaam in the following from the quran.
Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals (7):20] until Aadam obeyed Shaytan, and was subsequently expelled from Paradise.
Shaytan may beautify a sinful action between a man and woman to corrupt their souls. The Messenger of ALLAH (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said, ‘Men are not tempted by anything more than women.’ [Agreed upon] For this reason, women are commanded to cover their bodies and men are commanded to lower their gaze. He (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) forbade being alone with a non-mahram woman and said that no man is ever alone with a non-mahram woman but Shaytan is the third one which include on social media anyway.
This is because Shaytan may beautify a sinful action for them and thus, we must try to subdue Shaytan and drive away his deception and act in accordance with the guidelines of ALLAH’S Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam), who said, ‘The woman comes in the form of a Shaytan and goes in the form of the Shaytan.
So if one of you sees a woman that pleases him, he should go to his family and that will get rid of what is in him.’ [Saheeh Muslim]. Be a servant of ALLAH and let’s strive to follow HIS teachings through HIS Messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
Be aware that today’s social media is Satan’s headquarters where he is using to deceive lots of our brothers and sisters into sinful acts.
May ALLAH protect us from Sheitan and keep guiding us till Jannatul Firdaws becomes our final abode. Aameen.
Mallam Abana writes from Abuja