The Excellence of Supplicating to Allaah & Constantly Remembering Him
In an extract from this book, the noble Scholar, Shaikh Saalih Al- Fawzaan states:
"The remembrance of Allaah, the Most Perfect and Most High, deters the Satan from a person and causes him to be distant from him. The Satan is a wolf against mankind, so if a person remembers Allaah, He turns him away from him. For this reason Allaah describes Satan as the 'whisperer withdrawing' (waswaasun khannaas). Satan is a 'whisperer' if the servant is negligent of the remembrance of his Lord, he draws near to him, whispering evil thoughts to him. And he is a 'withdrawer' when a servant makes remembrance of his Lord, who withdraws from him and distances himself from the servant. So there is no salvation for the son or daughter of Aadam from the avowed enemy Satan, except with the remembrance of Allaah . Indeed remembrance (dhikr) is an impenetrable fortress by way of which a Muslim protects himself from Satan. By the remembrance of Allaah, the Most High, the tranquility and contentment of the hearts is attained..."