Waswasah: The Whispering Of Shaitan (Book review)
Book Name: Waswasah The Whispering of shaitan
Author: Imam ibn Qayyim al-Juzziyah
Have you ever thought of something you do on a regular basis that could be from shaitan? Have you ever done something and thought twice about it? Or do you do something unintentionally that could be a waswasah from shaitan? Well then, I recommend you read this book. It teaches you things that you may not notice in yourself.
Waswasah, the whispering of Shaitan is a book written by Imam ibn Qayyim al-Juzziyah. It is a clear book that is very easy to understand. It is organized into different headings allowing you to find any point you need fast. It has interesting facts with references from the Noble Quran, from authentic Hadith Narrators (RA) as well as Hadith Books (Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari, etc.).
Have you ever wondered how much water you use in one shower and how this simple act could also be a time when shaitan strikes? An average person uses 7.2 gallons (65.1 litres) of water in an 8-minute bath! Although, the Prophet (SAW) used about 3 liters of water. How about Waswasah in pronouncing letters, especially when reciting the Quran? Have you ever found yourself repeatedly pronouncing letters or words incorrectly? Well that may be a sign of Waswasah, as shaitan may be distracting you from focusing, sometimes even to the point where Muslims can forget their Salah. This book gives very interesting facts and discusses aspects of things we do in our everyday lives! It discusses things that may seem small to us, but can actually truly be very big!
This book touches on the following topics, the Strategems of the devil used by the children of Adam, Satan’s devilish intuitions, niyyah in Taharah and Salah, Wudhu, use of water, things that people are harsh in implementing while the Prophet (SAW) was indulgent towards them, innovation, Salah, purification, and many more.
Here is a small bit of text from the book as an example, it is on the confusion of Carrying children in Salah many people have and how it is allowed, because:
Abu Hurayrah (RA) Narrated: “We were performing Salat-ul-Isha with the Prophet (SAW); when he prostrated, Al-Hasan and Al-Husain jumped on his back, and when he raised his head, he picked them up gently from his back and put them in front of him. He did that until he finished his Salah.”
So, what lies hidden from you still? We should always be looking to learn new things and should not be hesitant. Read this book about the whispering of the shaitan and you will reveal new facts that you may have never known!