The Fourteenth Talk Satanic fears in a state
It happens that people sometimes become angry while
they have a heated exchange of words. As a result of
the altercation one might use abusive language. Satan
tempts the other party to reciprocate in the same language
and tenor. But if he is a man of Taqwa, he immediately
controls himself by Remembering Allah. His mind suggests
to him that if he behaved the same way as the opponent
had behaved, then what would be the difference between
the two. The opponent had used uncouth language and
had followed the dictates of Satan. If you do likewise,
you too will render yourself the follower of Satan.
With the beneficence of Dikr of Allah his conscience
will guide him to give a befitting reply to the opponent
--- "Wa iza khatib hum al johala qaalu salama---when
the ignorant speak with them in a foul manner, they
reply to them gently and with equanimity." It
is better If, because of the Dikr of Allah,
the person is able to dispel the fear and confusion
from his mind. Otherwise, the dispute can become a haranguing
contest, each flinging foul-words on the other and might
even result in physical assault. If, at the rudimentary
stage of the dispute, effort was made to cool down the
other party, the matter could have been sorted out without
Now we can see at length how people get entangled in
the web of Satan. Even those who call themselves men
of taqwa are not immune from this. If they don't busy
themselves in Tadakkar, they most likely would
fall in the trap sometime or other.
Presence of a moralizer and preacher is absolutely necessary
for the heart of every person to keep him warned not
to become a victim of false pride and abstain from childish
actions. Remember! A real man is one who always keeps
the end in view. For example, when one keeps his cool
during a heated argument with another person, the matter
can be sorted out amicably. If this amicable nature
is not there, how many persons would suffer tremendous
losses fighting over trivial things with a sense of
false pride. In such disputes Satan plays a very crucial
role to create rifts and commission of sins by the litigants.
It is necessary for every momin to keep the
intercession of Tadakkar in his daily life.
In the past there were such momins who dug
their own graves during their life times and used to
recite the Holy Quran sitting inside these trenches.
They did this to remind themselves of the Hereafter
and the interior of the graves was illuminated with
the felicity of Tadakkar.