[10:32] Such is GOD, your rightful Lord. What is there after the truth, except falsehood? How could you disregard all this?
[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, GOD will summon you all. GOD is Omnipotent.
[76:3] We showed him the two paths, then he is either appreciative, or unappreciative.
In black and white, irrefutable and proven truth of our creation and purpose of our existence has been fully delivered, illustrated, and presented by its true author, loud and clear. Others have been introducing faulty standards and ideologies that are impossible to validate, hence they stand as conjecture, and falsehood. Their main orchestrator is Satan who promised to pass on his sickening hypocrisy to human race and mislead the majority. This is God's divine plan to manifest both truth and falsehood for the human race to go through the test and choose. The worst tragedy is when Satan rules! He only leads to a path of deception, emptiness, vice, shame, and misery opposed to God's path of dignity, peace, contentment, and freedom. When he is in power, the truth gets veiled, and that inhibits logic and intelligence and justifies flimsy, baseless values. Finding God, and seeking His help would be the only remedy and the light that would enable us to recognize our loss. Quran teaches the believers how to seek God's protection from Satan:
To Be Protected From Satan
[23:97] Say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.
[23:98] "And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."
When the Devil Entices You [41:36] When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
[114:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.
[114:2] "The King of the people.
[114:3] "The God of the people.
[114:4] "From the evils of sneaky whisperers.
[114:5] "Who whisper into the chests of the people.
[114:6] "Be they of the jinns, or the people.
[1:5] You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path;
[1:7] the path of those whom You blessed; not of those who have deserved wrath, nor of the strayers.
[29:45] You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayers prohibit evil and vice. But the remembrance of GOD (through Salat) is the most important objective.* GOD knows everything you do.
Declared by God as our ardent enemy (2:208, 36:60), Satan's mission is to claim the human race. However, he only controls the minds of those who choose him as a ruler.
The Devil is the Other Alternative [36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy?
[2:168] O people, eat from the earth's products all that is lawful and good, and do not follow the steps of Satan; he is your most ardent enemy.
[2:169] He only commands you to commit evil and vice, and to say about GOD what you do not know.
[47:25] Surely, those who slide back, after the guidance has been manifested to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on.
[15:39] He said, "My Lord, since You have willed that I go astray, I will surely entice them on earth; I will send them all astray.
[7:16] He said, "Since You have willed that I go astray, I will skulk for them on Your straight path.
[7:17] "I will come to them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left, and You will find that most of them are unappreciative."
[15:42] "You have no power over My servants. You only have power over the strayers who follow you.
Satan knows how to constantly modify his approaches to be seemingly pleasant and fit for different stages, circumstances, and state of minds. Like all hypocrites, his logic is twisted and his values are fake, but his presentations are always colorful and eloquent. Those who are weak in faith easily fall into his traps, but he will be the first to disown them on the Day of Judgment!
[4:120] He promises them and entices them; what the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
Satan Disowns His Followers [14:22] And the devil will say, after the judgment had been issued, "GOD has promised you the truthful promise, and I promised you, but I broke my promise. I had no power over you; I simply invited you, and you accepted my invitation. Therefore, do not blame me, and blame only yourselves. My complaining cannot help you, nor can your complaining help me. I have disbelieved in your idolizing me. The transgressors have incurred a painful retribution."
[50:27] His companion said, "Our Lord, I did not mislead him; he was far astray."
Heeding the guidance of the Quran is the surest way to avoid falling into his illusion. Our focus should be to hold fast to the commandments of the Quran and to its ethics which represent the highest, most infallible of all. We must judge all matters in the light of Quran in order to come up with educated and intelligent decisions that please God. Choosing to be ignorant while blessed with brains, eyes, and ears is an intoxicant offered by Satan to take away our free will.
Once we follow other than the divine word of God, we would be striving in the cause of Satan, joining the vast majority in promoting his fake values and belief systems- there is no other option, no middle ground. We would be joining the overwhelming majority of idol worshipers and disbelievers in promoting Satan.
[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord's scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.
[7:3] You shall all follow what is revealed to you from your Lord; do not follow any idols besides Him. Rarely do you take heed .
[47:14] Are those enlightened by their Lord the same as those whose evil works are adorned in their eyes, and they follow their own opinions?
[45:18] We then appointed you to establish the correct laws; you shall follow this, and do not follow the wishes of those who do not know.
[3:79] Never would a human being whom GOD blessed with the scripture and prophethood say to the people, "Idolize me beside GOD." Instead, (he would say), "Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone," according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn.
[3:80] Nor would he command you to idolize the angels and the prophets as lords. Would he exhort you to disbelieve after becoming submitters?
When this happens, Satan has to try hard to finish his job and win the battle to the end. He adorns the works of his followers in their eyes so they stay hypnotized with imaginary excitement and joy thinking that they are righteous and are fulfilling honorable obligations, when in reality they are striving in his cause and racing towards an eternal loss.
[35:8] Note the one whose evil work is adorned in his eyes, until he thinks that it is righteous. GOD thus sends astray whoever wills (to go astray), and He guides whoever wills (to be guided). Therefore, do not grieve over them. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.
[18:103] Say, "Shall I tell you who the worst losers are?
[18:104] "They are the ones whose works in this life are totally astray, but they think that they are doing good."
[16:63] By GOD, we have sent (messengers) to communities before you, but the devil adorned their works in their eyes. Consequently, he is now their lord, and they have incurred a painful retribution. Chasing A Mirage [24:39] As for those who disbelieve, their works are like a mirage in the desert. A thirsty person thinks that it is water. But when he reaches it, he finds that it is nothing, and he finds GOD there instead, to requite him fully for his works. GOD is the most efficient reckoner.
When we choose to sink in his illusion without return to light or guidance, we lose God's support in this life, and in the Hereafter.
[38:2] Those who disbelieve have plunged into arrogance and defiance.
The Winners and the Losers [35:39] ... The disbelief of the disbelievers plunges them deeper into loss.
[7:182] As for those who reject our revelations, we lead them on without them ever realizing it.
[4:137] Surely, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe, then disbelieve, then plunge deeper into disbelief, GOD will not forgive them, nor will He guide them in any way.
[2:10] In their minds there is a disease. Consequently, GOD augments their disease. They have incurred a painful retribution for their lying.
In conclusion, it is either God or Satan. It is either truth or falsehood. We are either striving in the cause of God or in the cause of Satan. We risk our salvation when we allow Satan to rule. It is so scary how we can easily fall into his deception and promote his values without perceiving. Quran is the only proven and infallible truth. Once we desert it, we are pleasing Satan, striving in his cause, and promoting his falsehood.
[3:8] "Our Lord, let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us. Shower us with Your mercy; You are the Grantor.