Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. Do we sin because of shaytan or is it because of us?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
Our sins are our own. We commit them deliberately or accidentally. Shaytan cannot make us do anything. His role is in influencing people to do what is wrong – and what a consequential role it is.
Influence is very powerful. This is why we are told to reflect on the Qur’an, study the ways of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and to have good company. It can make all the difference.
This is why we need Allah’s protection from the Devil. He very experienced, and he knows how to manipulate human beings.
[Shyakh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.