Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated 24 October 2011
Surat an-Nahl, 97:
I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan.
“Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer,” in other words, if they behave honestly, with sincere religious observance, doing good deeds for Allah, living honestly and sincerely, fearing and loving Allah, then “We will give them a good life.” There is a miracle here. Their lives are always good. Allah says He will give a good life to whoever it may be. “And We will recompense them according to the best of what they did.”
Allah says He will also reward them in the finest way in paradise.
“Whenever you recite the Qur’an, seek refuge with Allah from the accursed satan.”
Why do we often pray to Allah? We ask our Lord to protect us from “the accursed satan.”
“He [satan] has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.”
It is not enough to believe and say that one believes. What must one do? Submit to Allah. In all things. One must not fear disease, troubles, attacks or anything else, the ferocity of unbelievers and hypocrites. One must just fear and submit to Allah. He must know everything is created by Allah and submit to Him. “He [satan] has no authority…” Then there would be no doubts and a Muslim will be at ease. Satan has no compulsive power. One must believe in Allah, and also put one’s trust in Him. In that case, he [satan] has no power over a person. If a person has faith but does not put his trust in Allah, then satan will afflict him. He has faith but no trust in Allah… If one is afraid of this or that, or if one worries whether one has cancer when a mole appears on one’s body. If one says, “I wonder whether they will try and trick me, if anything bad will happen, or maybe a disaster, or if something will collapse on my head…” That is unacceptable. What will happen, will happen. A Muslim must place his trust in Allah, insha’Allah.
“He [satan] only has authority over those who take him as a friend and associate others with Allah.”Who can satan use his power with? Those who take him as a friend and place their trust in him. Allah says he will rule them completely. He says satan will have authority over them and “those who associate others with Allah.” Allah says that satan has authority over those who ascribe equals to Him, who have a hypocritical or unbelieving character. They go astray. Satan sometimes uses children, sometimes a person’s profession or business. “Your goods, sons, the work you fear leaving undone, your fathers, your wives, your business and your homes. Expect these things if you regard your friends as more important than Allah, His Messenger and striving on His path,” Allah says. People like that have gone along with satan. They think about their children, their parents, their families, their business and friends, Facebook and this and that, but they forget all about Allah. All these things are only of any value or meaning when they are for Allah’s sake. They are worthless if not for His sake. Allah tells us to expect these things if one regards these as more important than Him. He says that He will then bestow an appropriate recompense, insha’Allah.