Today many people are intimate friends of shaitaan, some have even become his slaves by the virtue of their engagement knowingly or unknowingly despite the warning of Allaah ‘Azza wa jal that shaitan is man’s sworn enemy. How can one follows the footpaths of shaitaan until he becomes his slave because of difficulty, fame or power? The Prophet (alaihis salatu Wassalam) warned us about soothsayer, magicians and sorcerers yet we still see Muslims who visit, believe and follow them. Little by little, they move from one shirk to another until they are engrossed in shirk and couldn’t live without shaitaan.
Some became slaves of shaitaan unknowingly through what they chant while trying to gain fame, wealth, power or other provisions. How can one expect success without struggle? How can one expect wealth or child from another being besides Allaah? Examples of these are those who want to become Awliyyah without piety and knowledge or believe everything is about miracle without struggling. This is what led them to be possessed by jinns. Then the Jinns command them here and there. The saddest thing is that when this happens, they plead to the Jinn(s) or seek the help of another powerful Jinn(s) to drive away that particular jinn(s) with conditions of committing shirk. In some cases where the shirk should be performed at a particular interval and is stopped, then the Jinn returns and causes problem. Then the sequence begins again. SubhAllaah! Thus they become slaves to Shayaateen.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
(Their allies deceived them) like Shaitaan (Satan), when he says to man: “Disbelieve in Allah.” But when (man) disbelieves in Allah, Shaitaan (Satan) says: “I am free of you, I fear Allaah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!”
So the end of both will be that they will be in the Fire, abiding therein. Such is the recompense of the Zalimun (i.e. polytheists, wrong-doers, disbelievers in Allaah and in His Oneness, etc.). [Surah Al-Hashr:16-17]
May Allaah save us from Hellfire and from the deception of shaitaan and becoming his slaves.
…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth