9- Satan causing delusion in accordance with the greatness of the truths of belief
Delusion in accordance with the greatness of the truths of belief
Satan causing delusion in accordance with the greatness of the truths of belief
One of the biggest delusions of Satan is to deceive the people who are narrow-minded by causingdelusion in accordance with the greatness of the truths of belief.
Satan approaches man from the aspect ofthe greatness of the truths of belief and says, “They say that a single being governs and educates all of the atoms, galaxies and all of the other living and non-living beings. How can you believe in it? How can the mind accept it? How can one single being, that is, Allah, govern this big universe?"
Or Satan says, "Man turns to soil when he dies. Even his bones decay. Is it possible to revive the decayed bones and lost bodies? What is more, how can it be possible to revive all of the dead bodies at the same time?"
Along with suggesting doubts about the oneness of Allah and the existence of the hereafter, Satan causes delusions about the other truths of belief like the existence of angels, sending of prophets, sending down books by showing man's narrow heart and mind the immense greatness of them; thus, he brings about a feeling of denial from the point of view of the weakness of man.
The cure for getting rid of this delusion
The cure for getting rid of this delusion and the secret that silences this delusion of Satan's is Allahu akbar. That is, to think about the greatness of Allah and to meditate on the evidences that express this greatness. Besides, the reason why the phrase Allahu akbar is repeated a lot and why it is one of the signs of Islam is to eliminate this delusion of Satan's. Man's weak power and narrow mind can approve such endless great truths only by seeing them through the light of Allahu akbar. It means the way of getting rid of this delusion is to know very well the signs of Allah's greatness and the evidences of the truths of belief about which delusions occur. For, evidence is a kind of broom. It cleans the delusion and eliminates doubts.
We refer these evidences about the truths of belief to the books about them and mention only one of the hundreds of evidences about the oneness of Allah and how He governs the immense universe.
The sun, which is like a lamp of the world, which is our house, is one but it appears on all of the bubbles of the sea, all of the glasses on the earth and transparent objects. It caresses the heads of all of the living beings with its light at the same time. It illuminates all of them; illuminating one of them does not decrease the light of another one. If the light of the sun were its power, and its other seven colors were life, will, knowledge, sight, speech, hearing and creating, the sun would govern all of the things that its light reached at the same time. One deed would not prevent another deed.
Similarly, Allah Almighty is one in essence but He is close to all creatures with all of His attributes like knowledge, power and creation with secret of transparency. He is nearer to man than his jugular vein.
The sun is one but it illuminates all things at the same time; similarly, Allah is one but he governs all things at the same time. One deed does not prevent another; one deed does not make governing another difficult. He governs and controls all things like one thing.
Besides, bigness and smallness are relative concepts. A bird is big compared to an ant but it is small compared to a cat. The universe is big compared to man but it is small compared to Allah's greatness and majesty.
We can understand this truth through the following example: Suppose that a microbe that can be seen only after it has been enlarged millions of time under a microscope is on the lungs of man. If the microbe is told, “The lung you are on is governed by spirit", the microbe will not be able to understand it. For, the lung to the microbe is the universe to us. The microbe will compare the bigness of the lungs to its smallness and will not be able to understand how such a big thing can be controlled by one center. If the microbe is told, “That is not all. There are tens of organs similar to lungs like, the heart, stomach and digestive system. They are all controlled by the same spirit", the microbe will definitely be confused more.
For, the human body and the organs in it to the microbe are galaxies and stars to us. We can understand easily the issue that microbe has difficulty in understanding. For, human body is not such a big thing for us. However, we have difficulty in understanding the control of the universe. For, the universe is very big compared to us.
However, we should know that the universe that is big for us is very small compared to the greatness and majesty of Allah. We make a wrong comparison and compare Allah to us; we think the universe that is big for us is also big for Allah. The microbe compares the soul to itself and when it sees that it is impossible for it to govern the whole human body on its own, it thinks it is not possible for the spirit either.
We refer the evidences the existence of Allah and other truths of belief to the books about them and end this long issue here.
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- Prophet Adam (Peace be upon him)