|In the name of
GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD
Seeking refuge in GOD (from Satan the rejected)
We know that Satan is our most ardent enemy and is committed to lead us astray (Quran 2:208, 17:53, 35:6). Since he has been given temporary kingship over this world, he has vast powers to influence our minds and actions, causing us to do things which are detrimental to our souls (2:36, 3:155). The majority of the world is constantly in the grip of Satan and do not realize it (34:20). It is only out of God's extreme grace and mercy that we are saved from Satan's constant efforts to harm and mislead us (4:113, 24:21).
The good news is that as long as we hold fast to the rope of God and do the things that please Him, Satan cannot touch us. But we must remember that Satan is constantly trying to break through God's protection upon us, so we only have ourselves to blame if we allow him to do that (15:39-43). God tells us that an effective way to protect ourselves from the sneaky whispers of Satan and his soldiers is to constantly seek refuge in Him (God). For example, to ward off Satan's attempts to prevent us from understanding the Quran, we have verses 16:98-100.
[16:98] When you read the Quran, you shall seek refuge in GOD from Satan the rejected.
[16:99] He has no power over those who believe and trust in their Lord.
[16:100] His power is limited to those who choose him as their master; those who choose him as their god.
* 16:98: Our salvation is attained by knowing God's message to us, the Quran, and Satan will do his utmost to keep us from being redeemed. Hence this commandment.
[40:56] Surely, those who argue against GOD's revelations without proof are exposing the arrogance that is hidden inside their chests, and they are not even aware of it. Therefore, seek refuge in GOD; He is the Hearer, the Seer.
In 23:97-98 we have a similar command that says:
To Be Protected From Satan
[23:97] Say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.
[23:98] "And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."
In Arabic: Rabbi aAAoothu bika min hamazati shshayateen. WaaAAoothu bika rabbi an yahduroon (a transliteration).
Please click on the following link for a video clip of a sermon by God's Messenger of the Covenant enjoining submitters to follow God's commandment to repeat the mathematically coded verses (Quran 23:97-98, in Arabic as often as possible.
There are some known mathematical proofs associated with 23:97-98:
There are other verses and chapters in the Quran we can recite to seek refuge in God. The more we remember God and the more we seek refuge in God, and seek God's help, the better it is for our souls.
[113:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[113:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak.
[113:2] "From the evils among His creations.
[113:3] "From the evils of darkness as it falls.
[113:4] "From the evils of the troublemakers.
[113:5] "From the evils of the envious when they envy."
[114:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[114:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.
[114:2] "The King of the people.
[114:3] "The god of the people.
[114:4] "From the evils of sneaky whisperers.
[114:5] "Who whisper into the chests of the people.
[114:6] "Be they of the jinns, or the people."
In conclusion, any time the devil whispers any whisper to us, we should seek refuge in God; God is the Hearer, Omniscient (Quran 7:200-201).
[7:200] When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in GOD; He is Hearer, Omniscient.
[7:201] Those who are righteous, whenever the devil approaches them with an idea, they remember, whereupon they become seers.
When the Devil Entices You
[41:36] When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
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