Beware! Satan: Strategy of Defense

Beware! Satan: Strategy of Defense

by Mahmet Seker


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Offering a perspective of the world as an arena of assessment and testing, this masterfully illuminating investigation explores the struggle between man and his archenemy, Satan. The book claims that success in life is based on knowing one's enemies and developing strategies. Discussing the attributes of Satan and his methods of approach, this study references Satan's most obvious trait'his declaration of war on humankind'and notes that his deception, whispers, trickery, and diabolical plots can only be effective when human beings display weakness. The only traditional prevention is to lead a pious life without leaving any gaps for the attacks of Satan and his aids, but this examination presents another prescription for protection from Satan's evil-becoming spiritually equipped by attaining inner and outer unity and attaining cohesion between one's heart and actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597841313
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mehmet Yavuz Seker is an Islamic theologian. He frequently speaks and writes on Islam and interfaith dialogue.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 The Creation and Essence of Satan 1

Definition of the words Shaitan and Iblis 3

The Essence of Satan 4

The Creation of Satan 10

2 Satan as Mentioned in the Qur'an and Hadith 19

Satan described in the Qur'an 21

Satan described in the Hadith 33

3 Satan's Attributes, Methods and Infestation of the Heart 49

Attributes of Satan 51

Methods of approach 78

Infestation of the heart 83

4 Satan's Exploitation of Worship 89

Prayers (Salat) 93

Fasting (Sawm) 102

Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) 105

Prescribed Purifying Alms (Zakat) 106

5 Means of Protection 109

Spiritual armor 111

Seeking refuge in God 121

Eating less 127

Conclusion 130

Notes 133

Bibliography 143

Index 147

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