Sixth Satanic Stratagem: The desire for physical comfort and neglecting one’s duty.


It is this: they take advantage of the human characteristics of laziness, the desire for physical comfort, and attachment to other duties. Yes, the satans among jinn and men attack from every angle. When they see those from among our friends whose hearts are stout, intentions pure, loyality strong, and enterprise, elevated, they attack from other points. As follows:

In order to put a stop to our work and discourage from our service, they profit from their laziness, desire for physical comfort, and attachment to other duties. They keep people from the service of the Qur’an with every kind of trick, so that without their being aware of it, they find more work for some of them. Then they cannot find the time to serve the Qur’an. And to some, they show them the enticing things of this world, so that arousing their desires, they become slack in their service; and so on. These ways of attack are lengthy, so, cutting them short, we refer them to your perspicacious understanding.

And so, my brothers, take great care: your duty is sacred, your service, elevated. Every hour of your time may acquire the value of a day’s worship. Be aware of this and do not waste any of them!

O you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance, strengthen each other; and fear Allah, that you may prosper.1 * And sell not My signs for a miserable price.2 * Glory to your Sustainer, the Lord of Honour and Power! [He is free] from what they ascribe [to Him]! * And peace be on the prophets! * And praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of All the Worlds.3

Glory be unto You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are All-Knowing, All-Wise!4

O Allah! Grant blessings and peace to our master Muhammad, the Beloved Unlettered Prophet, of Mighty Stature and Exalted Rank, and to his Family and Companions. Amen.


1. Qur'an, 3:200.

2. Qur'an, 5:44.

3. Qur'an, 37:180-2.

4. Qur'an, 2:32.

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