Satan makes false promises to humans and gives them sweet dreams in order to mislead them. Allâh says,“He promises them and stirs up desires in them, and Satan promises them only to beguile.” (an-Nisâ, 120).
In their battle against the believers, he promised the disbelievers aid, honor and victory. Then he fled from them and left them by themselves. “And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said: No one of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But when the armies came in sight of one another, he took flight, saying Lo! I am innocent of you. (al-Anfâl, 48).
He also promises the wealthy among the unbelievers more wealth and possessions in the life after this one. One of them said,
|“I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort.” (al-Kahf 36).
Allâh destroyed his garden in this life and he realized that he had been deceived.
The human becomes busy with sweet dreams concerning which there is no possibility of fulfillment in this life. Therefore, he does not take part in the beneficial and fruitful deeds. Instead, he becomes pleased with dreaming and hoping, and he does nothing.(NOTE: If you want to build a strong and powerful relationship with Allah, check out Islamia TV, where you can watch Islamic speakers from across the globe deliver inspiring and motivational courses. Learn more at www.islamia.tv.)