Deceptive Methods used by Satan

“But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, “Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time.”” (Surah Baqarah: 36)
To make us slip-up, Satan makes use of different psychological ploys and tricks. For example:
a) For Lady Hawa and Prophet Adam (s) he swore by God – “And he swore [by Allah ] to them” (Surah A’raaf: 21)
b) He pretends to be a well-wisher, to Lady Hawa and Prophet Adam (s) he showed himself as a helper and said – “”Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors.”” (Surah A’raaf: 21)
c) He gives promises of living forever, to Lady Hawa and Prophet Adam (s) he promised a life and government that would last forever. “Then Satan whispered to him; he said, “O Adam, shall I direct you to the tree of eternity and possession that will not deteriorate?”” (Surah Taha: 120)
d) He lies and attributes falsities to God – “He said, “Your Lord did not forbid you this tree except that you become angels or become of the immortal.”” (Surah A’raaf: 20)

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