Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Episode 5: Avert From Us the Punishment | Conversing with God

We’ve all heard the saying, “know thy enemy.” But Satan, our greatest enemy, is invisible. This makes it easy to forget the threat that he and all the devils pose to us. How do we keep this constant threat in mind and remain vigilant? We can start by remaining aware of our own temptations and seeking refuge in the words of God.

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِين

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُون

waqul rabbi aʿūdhu bika min hamazāti l-shayāṭīn. wa-aʿūdhu bika rabbi an yaḥḍurūn

“My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the strokes of the devils, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come close to us.” [23:97-98]

Sh. Omar Husain

Sh. Omar Husain

Head of Instruction | Sheikh Omar Husain graduated from Al-Azhar University with a degree in Islamic studies and Arabic. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Supervised by Michael Moyer), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His knowledge of the Islamic and social sciences makes him uniquely equipped to address contemporary issues facing the Muslim community.