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    Beware Satan

    by Mehmet Yavuz Seker
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    • PAPERBACK : 2012-12-12 • 20 Pages • 6 x 9 inches inches • ISBN 9781597841313
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $10.95
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    DESCRIPTION

    Offering a perspective of the world as an arena of assessment and testing, this masterfully illuminating investigation explores the struggle between man and his archenemy, Satan. The book claims that success in life is based on knowing one's enemies and developing strategies. Discussing the attributes of Satan and his methods of approach, this study references Satan's most obvious trait "his declaration of war on humankind" and notes that his deception, whispers, trickery, and diabolical plots can only be effective when human beings display weakness. The only traditional prevention is to lead a pious life without leaving any gaps for the attacks of Satan and his aids, but this examination presents another prescription for protection from Satan's evil becoming spiritually equipped by attaining inner and outer unity and attaining cohesion between one's heart and actions.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ..............................................................................................vii
    1: The Creation and Essence of Satan ................................................ 1
    Definition of the words Shaitan and Iblis .............................................. 3
    The Essence of Satan ............................................................................. 4
    The Creation of Satan .......................................................................... 10
    2: Satan as Mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith .......................... 19
    Satan described in the Qur’an .............................................................. 21
    Satan described in the Hadith .............................................................. 33
    3: Satan’s Attributes, Methods and Infestation of the Heart ....... 49
    Attributes of Satan ............................................................................... 51
    Methods of approach ........................................................................... 78
    Infestation of the heart ........................................................................ 83
    4: Satan’s Exploitation of Worship ................................................... 89
    Prayers ( Salat) .................................................................................... 93
    Fasting ( Sawm) ................................................................................. 102
    Pilgrimage to Mecca ( Hajj) ............................................................... 105
    Prescribed Purifying Alms (Zakat) ................................................... 106
    5: Means of Protection ...................................................................... 109
    Spiritual armor .................................................................................. 111
    Seeking refuge in God ....................................................................... 121
    Eating less ........................................................................................ 127
    Conclusion .............................................................................................. 130
    Notes ...................................................................................................... 133
    Bibliography ........................................................................................... 143
    Index ....................................................................................................... 147
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Mehmet Yavuz Seker
    Mehmet Yavuz Seker

    Mehmet Yavuz Seker is an Islamic theologian. He frequently speaks and writes on Islam and interfaith dialogue.