The Hidden Enemy – By Abdulilah Lahmami (حفظه الله) – SalafiPublications Summer Conference 1445 | 2023

Abdulilah Lahmami

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[12/08/2023] The Hidden Enemy – By Abdulilah Lahmami (حفظه الله) – SalafiPublications Summer Conference 1445 | 2023. Masjid Salafi, Small Heath, Birmingham, UK.

Some points covered by Abdulilah Lahmami during this lesson:

  • The necessity of being aware of our hidden enemy.
  • The relentless plotting of shayṭān, and the different tactics he employs to destroy mankind.
  • Shaykh Zayd (رحمه الله) on the two meanings of Al-Laṭīf.
  • Attaining honour by holding on to the dīn.
  • Weapons against shayṭān.
  • The importance of having knowledge of the Names and Attributes of Allāh.
  • Four things that occur when we study the verses of Allāh in the houses of Allāh [i.e. the masājid].
  • Fearing that our actions are not accepted.
  • Ibn Abī Mulaykah (رحمه الله) on the Companions’ fear of hypocrisy.
  • The command to take shayṭān as an enemy. 
  • Understanding that we are weak and are in dire need of Allāh’s Aid, Mercy and Forgiveness.
  • Actions that protect us from shayṭān.
  • Shayṭān’s desire to cause enmity within our homes and make us and our families from the inhabitants of hell.
  • Those who will have complete, illuminating light on the Day of Judgement. 
  • Relying upon Allāh, and obeying Him and His Messenger ﷺ.
  • Staying away from desires and fearing the meeting with our Lord.  
  • Three pieces of advice from Wahb b. Munabbih (رحمه الله). 
  • A warning against showing off.
  • Seeking refuge with Allāh from falling into shirk knowingly and unknowingly. 
  • The example of ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Umar (رضى الله عنهما) regarding the great love the Companions had for the Messenger ﷺ.
  • The compassion the Prophet ﷺ had for his ummah.
  • The reason Ahlul-Ḥadīth are the happiest people.
  • A warning against arrogance and seeking knowledge in order to be praised.
  • Actions of shayṭān we must stay away from.
  • The importance of the prayer.
  • Preemptively protecting ourselves from magic.
  • The filthiness of the magicians.
  • Leaving doubtful matters.
  • Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on three ways in which shayṭān comes to a person.
  • Imām as-Sa’dī (رحمه الله) on the āyah, “On the Day when every person will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil. And Allāh warns you against Himself and Allāh is full of kindness to (His) slaves.” [Sūrah Āl ‘Imrān 3:30]

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