Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ramadan Diary – Mankind and Devils (Shaitan)

Once in a Ramadan a Mughal king assembled his mid-night club members for a Hukah smoke. A leading poet impressed the king and audiences with an interesting couplet about Ramadan and devils. ‘During Ramadan, all devils (shaitan’s) are chained and locked’. He paused and other members were curious to know second line of the couplet. ‘And all those chained and locked devils (shaitans) are here in the mid-night club’. He completed with greater appreciation from other members.

Devils are impressively smarter and stronger especially when we have less or no control in our self. Devils also perfect in their work with only one clear and straight forward objective of misleading the humans. The ‘right’ has limited liberty whereas the ‘wrong’ has all the freedom in the world and therefore the devils have no limitation. Devils do their SWOT analysis well because they know that mankind love to do ‘wrongs’ with great excitement and exhilaration. Mankind is created with fair amount of weakness and has been kept increasing for generations. Today, with the advancement of technology and feeble life system, devils are superbly enjoying their rhythm and concerting albums with variety of interesting misleads that are easy to adapt, conceal and enjoy.

Devils are sometimes visible and mostly invisible. The visible devils are invariably lives in the mind and hearts of people whose life is built on capricious, especially erratic and therefore easy for devils to live forever. Let me illustrate little more on people with capricious mentality. ‘Impulsiveness is part of human nature and is understandable, but when we subscribe capricious mindset in our daily life, it became a dominant factor and subsequently it become a cancer. It also extinguishes or replaces all good human values whatever we possessed. Our core belief system, life values and references all get corrupted one after other without any warning or with feeble occurrences to our largely orphaned consciousness. The ‘cause’ will be replaced with ‘effects’ and we will merit only the effects and even abstracting from any causes’. Eventually, we behave like a human but with devil characteristics.

The invisible devils are highly dangerous due to their natural ability in deceiving us comprehensively by living underneath of our own skins. These devils run in our blood and breaths in our lungs. They dance in our minds and coercing to take every attempt to sweet coated destructions. They tempt us on every moment through succumbing to our own environments. They would drive us to believe that environment cannot be controlled, let alone managed. It fickle our mind and create constant pressure by reminding that life is all about ‘me’ and the necessity to outsmart others with any means and ways.

Secondly, every single worry in life is a welcome gate for devils. Worries leads us to fear and fear lead us to insecurity. Insecurity led us to imbalance and imbalanced minds are fertile grounds for devils. We often failed to handle such devils, because the insulation wall in our mind and heart is weak. Though our hearts may look impenetrable for a while, yet it certainly breaks and gives way due to our weak reinforcement security system. Because of our absolute belief in freedom and ‘state of permanency’ we committed for.

So how can we protect us from those invisible and visible devils? We don’t require different approaches to both visible and invisibles. We require a simple formula, but with ardent and strict applications. The formula is seeking the guidance from the Creator. The Creator of both devils (Shaitan from jinn) and men. The Creator knows well about (Shaitan) devils and has already developed an instruction manual to mankind to protect from the devils. There is no better formula then surrendering the Creator and asking His guidance, because as we know that He is the One Who created the devils and knows the devils worse part.

In fact, devils are playing a major role in driving us towards the Creator. Without visible and invisible devils, many of us may not able to realize the necessity of God in our life. The question may come about atheists who don’t believe in God and how are they handling the devils? The answer is that devils know well about themselves.

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