What are the ways used by Satan to seduce man? – Permanent Committee

Q 1: What are the ways used by Satan to seduce man?

A: Satan tempts man in many ways:

He can seduce him through his sexual lust to commit Zina (adultery) and have Khulwah (privacy with a member of the opposite sex) with non-Mahram women in addition to looking lustfully at them and listening to their songs and the like of other forbidden acts. Satan keeps tempting man until he commits this heinous sin.

Gluttony is another way to sin. Satan may seduce man to eat from unlawful earnings or to drink Khamr (intoxicant) and become addicted to drugs.

The innate instinct of possession and man’s inclination to richness and wealth are ways used by Satan who tempts man to be heedless of the ways he gathers money from, whether Halal or Haram, thus he begins to take people’s money unjustly by means of Riba (Usury), theft, usurpation, cheating and the like.

Needless to mention the instinct of controlling others, boastfulness, and arrogance whereby man despises others and mocks them.

These are only some ways through which Satan could seduce man away from the path of righteousness.For further clarification, you could refer to the book entitled “Talbis Iblis” by Abu Al-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzy.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member     Deputy Chairman     Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan     `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify     `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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