Enemy Within [Quote – 1082]
This is one reason why I love the Muslims. There is an Enemy Within, and they sleep happily ever after.
They hear the footsteps of the prowler. In the basement and all over the house.
And they can at times even feel his breath. But they just roll over and continue to sleep.
And that Enemy Within is Shaitan -- The Devil!
Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, says Shaitan is running in your bloodstream.
And that Enemy Within is your Nafs.
And your Nafs is the sum total of all your inclinations and propensities to do all kinds of bad things.
And your Nafs is powerful and robust and resourceful. And it is on the prowl all the time.
Ready to pounce on you at a moment's notice. And often, without notice.
And it is a master of disguise, your Nafs. You can barely recognize him when you see him, which is almost always.
And how worried are we Muslims about this Enemy Within?
What protective devices have we put in place? What security cameras and what alarm systems?
Well, these are what people will say are Good Questions.
And that is one reason why I love Muslims.