"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest"

(أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ)
 (Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.)
(Qur'an 13: 28)

Truthfulness is beloved by Allah and is purifying soap for the heart. And there is no deed that gives such pleasure to the heart, or has greater reward, than the remembrance of Allah. 

The Description of The Devil

Before we proceed we have to differentiate between the description of the devil and the devil himself. The devil in a general sense is whoever pulls people away from obeying Allah and from truth, whoever lures into sin and whoever pushes people to evil. Anyone of these is a DEVIL.

 We have to know that there are devils from among both the jinn and mankind, who are unified by one description, same as they are unified in their mission: spreading sin and corruption on the earth. The devils from jinn are those who disobey from among the jinn; who hinder from truth and call to disbelief, and the devils from mankind execute the same mission. 

Who Is The Devil?!!!

Who is the devil? A question that always crosses our minds, finding no answer to it. The devil is unseen to us, he sees us but we cannot see him. He whispers in our ears and insinuates evil (thoughts, doubts, fears, suggestions..) into our minds without knowing where is he? Or what does he do? And the question persists, who is the devil?

Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, out of mercifulness to our minds told us who the devil is, and the story of his enmity against mankind and how can we confront him and defeat him and defeat all the seen and the unseen powers in the entire universe.

Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, orders us to seek refuge with Him from the devil because Allah, Whose Majesty reigns supreme, is The Omnipotent, highly above all His creatures, whether believers or disbelievers, obedient or disobedient, those given free choice or those without power of free choice. All are subjected to Almighty Allah as nothing in the Universe of Allah is beyond His Will, Word or Command. Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, says (what means):

“And those who, when they commit an indecency or do injustice to their souls…”

Allah says: “And those who, when they commit an indecency or do injustice to their souls, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins – and who forgives sins but Allah – and (who) do not knowingly persist in what they have done. For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath – an eternal dwelling. How excellent a recompense for those who work (and strive)!” [ Sûrah Al `Imrân : 135-136]

This is one of the many passages of the Qur'ân that discusses sincere repentance, informing us that when a person repents sincerely and fulfills the conditions of true repentance, then his reward is forgiveness for his sins, atonement for his mistakes, and admission into Paradise.

●|● 10 Causes That Remove Punishment For A Sin ●|●

Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said:

The punishment for a sin committed by a believer is removed in ten ways:

1. He repents to Allah (taubah), so Allah accepts his repentance, for the one who repents from sin is like the one who has no sin.

2. He seeks forgiveness from Allah (istighfar), so Allah forgives him.

The Meaning of Allah is Greater

Some scholars claimed that the meaning of 'Allahu Akbar – Allah is Greater' is: Allahu Kabeer – Allah is Great. However, this is an extremely weak assertion, because everyone knows the difference between Great and Greater.

It is true that Allah called Himself {Al Kabeer al Muta’aal – the Great, the Elevated} [Ar Ra’d: 9], but the meaning of 'Greater' is different from the meaning of 'the Great'. They tried to escape from comparing the Creator to the creation, but what they were escaping from caused them to fall into something worse than it; it made them come up with an attribute – that if we were to take it by its apparent meaning – both the Creator and the created would be similar.