السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بارك الله فيكم
The day before yesterday, after prayed Maghrib, my son Kaka informed me about Ade’s prayer.
“Mom, Ade prayed maghrib 4 rokaat. Prayer maghrib is 3 rokaat, right?”
“Yes, 3! Oh,he might forget to count its rokaat.” Said I and smiled at him.
“De, why you prayed 4 rokaat, did you forget its rokaat?” asked Kaka to Ade.
Ade didn’t answer, he was shy of Kaka. I tried to explain and to clear the problem. “I think he forgot, right Ade?”
Ade said, “Yes!”
“I got it, now!”
Kaka said again, “I’m sure syaithan had disturbed Ade while his prayer, till Ade forgot its rokaat. You must against syaithan. Syaithan is our enemy, isn’t he?”
“Exactly, we should against syaithan. Yes, it’s true he always disturb us in every good thing. Hey, I had ever prayed with many tasyahud, hehe and you had reminded your mom. I was shy.”
“Yes, I do remember it. It means Syaithan had disturbed you too, Mom.” Said Kaka then laughed loudly.
“Please tell us about syaithans, why do they like to disturb us? We don’t disturb them.” asked Kaka and Ade.
I told them that the leader of syaithan is Iblees. I explained the character of Iblees base on Surah Al-Baqoroh :34 and 36.
“Since that Iblees and his followers will disturb the children of Adam. They will work hard to whisper into the breasts of mankind. Syaithan is from the jinn and mankind. So Iblees thought, he was better than Adam. Allah has created him from fire, and Allah created Adam from the clown.”
“How to fight syaithan, is there dua for it?”
“Mom, do tell about Abrahah and Ababil again?” said Ade to me. He called me Mom too.
“Ade, I’ll tell about Abrahah next time okay, now I’ll answer Kaka first. Do read bismillah before doing something. Ask help to Allah by reading ta’awudz a’udzubillahi minasyaithoni rojiim. Besides these ways, there are special duas for it, reading ayat kursy, and another duas. If we read Qur’an well, insha’Allah Allah will help us.”
“Teach us the duas!”
I taught Kaka and Ade, duas from surah Al- Mu’minun.
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِيْنِ
وَأَعُوذُبِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُوْنِ
“And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.” [Al-Mu’minun:97-98]
They repeated what I said word by word diligently. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah they have known their enemies.
“Do you understand what I explained to you just now?” I asked them to know their response.
“Oh, okay now let’s read Iqra and memorize An-Nabaa again!”
“O Allah, guide them both to your right path always along their lives. Make them both as righteous Muslim. Ameen”