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The Problems That Persist In The Hearts Of The Youth

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته

The Problems That Persist In The Hearts Of The Youth

Thoughts and whispers that contradict the religion do not frequent in the dead heart, on account of its lifeless and a destroyed organ, Shyataan does not want more than what he is charged with. For that reason, it was said to Ibn Mas'ud radiyallahu anhu or Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu that the Jew says "They do not get any whispers while they pray". In other words uneasiness does not afflict them. He Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam said: " They have spoken the truth and what can Shaytaan do with a heart that is already ruined."
However, as for the hearts that is alive, which contains a portion of faith Shaytaan attacks it. There is not any leniency or pause in his assault. Shaytaan casts misgivings contradicting his religion. If the servant submits to these misgivings and doubt they serve as the most severe means of destruction. Eventually, he casts doubts on this youth about his lord, religion, and belief. Whenever Shaytaan finds weakness and frustration in the heart, he occupies it until he separates this adolescent from his religion. On the contrary whenever Shaytaan finds a heart that is strong and steadfast he succumbs to defeat. His scheme is feeble and as a result he is made miserable.

The whispers that Shaytaan hurls into the heart do not affect the person if he uses the cure mentioned by the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam...

"Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu anhu narrated that a person came to the Prophet Sallallahu alahyi wa Salam and said:"i have a certain feeling within myself which being a burning ember is more desirable to me than my uttering it. "The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam said: "All praise is due to Allah who has rejected his scheme i.e driven away Shaytaan's evil thoughts. (Collected by Abu Dawood in his Sunnan #5122)

Some people from the Companions came and said, "O Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam we find within ourselves (such a feeling) which overwhelms each one of us from speaking about it i.e he feels it imposing to speak about it."The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam asked: "do you also experience it? the Companions replied, "Yes The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam replied "that is true faith (Imaan)"(Collected in Muslim in his Sahih #132)

The meaning of having true faith is that evil thoughts that you face, and your rejection of them does not harm your faith a single bit. in fact, rejecting these thoughts is a proof that your faith is sincere and has not been affected by any loss.

The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam said: "Shaytaan comes to one of you and says, Who has created this? Who has created that? Until he says: Who has created your lord? When he reaches this limit, then seek refuge in Allah and in His Compassion." (Collected By At-Tabaraanee in his Mu'Jamul Saghir #1090)

And in a similar Hadeeth in Abu Dawood (#4722) with a Hasan Isnad that the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam said:

"So! Say Allah is One, Allah is Independent, He does not give birth nor was He given birth to, then spit towards the left three times and seek refuge from the accursed Shaytaan."

in these Ahadeeth that companions described illness to the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam He Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam in turn prescribed four things for them as a remedy.

* Abstain from these temptations. This means to completely turn away from it then act as though it never existed. then occupy yourself with the remembrance of Allah.

* Seek refuge in Allah from the whispers of the accursed Shaytaan.

* Say I believe in Allah and His Messenger Sallallahu alayhi wa Salam.* Recite Surah Al-Ikhlaas. Then spit to your left side three times and say i seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaytaan.

Taken From the Book Islaams Solution For The problems Facing Today's Youth By Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen pg 49-51

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