When Almighty Allah asked the angels to prostrate to Adam, except Iblees everyone bowed down. Instead of repentance, Iblees desired to respite until the day when all will be raised up.
He (Satan) said: ‘Since You have let me wander off, I will certainly lay wait for (deceiving) them in Your Straight Path. Then I will certainly come upon them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right and from their left, and You will not find most of them thankful.” – Surah Al’Araf verse 16-17
And from that day, Shaitan is busy in misleading the believers of Allah from His straight path. One of his easiest weapons is ‘whispering’, it is his business all day to lead you astray. And to fight Shaitan’s whispers, Allah has given us a strong system of defense. Here are a few verses and hadiths which can help you to repel bad thoughts and whispers.
1. Seek Refuge With Allah
Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Shaitan comes to one of you and says, ‘Who created so-and-so? ’till he says, ‘Who has created your Lord?’ So, when he inspires such a question, one should seek refuge with Allah and give up such thoughts.” – Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith 85
2. Remember Allah All The Times
Indeed, those who fear Allah – when an impulse touches them from Satan, they remember [Him] and at once they have insight. Surah Al A’raf, verse 201
3. Recite This Dua
A man came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I complain to you concerning the waswasah that so troubles me during salat that I don’t know how much of my prayer I have offered.” The Prophet said to him, “When you enter your salat, strike your left thigh with the forefinger of your right hand, then say: In the Name of God and by God, I put my trust in God, I seek refuge in God, the All-hearing, the All-knowing from Satan, the Stoned One. You will exorcize him and drive him away.” – Al-Kulayni, Furu’ al-Kafi, iii, 358
4. Shaitan’s Whispers Affects The Ones Who Have Weak Heart, Increase Your Faith!
So when you recite the Qur’an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy]. Indeed, there is for him no authority over those who have believed and rely upon their Lord. His authority is only over those who take him as an ally and those who through him associate others with Allah. Surah Nahl, verse 98 – 100
And verily, Allah knows the best!