Man is like an Angel but, surely can be Mislead!
Muhammad Rafiq Etesami
Almighty Allah says in the holy Qur’an, “And when your Lord said to the angels: Surely I am going to create a successor in the earth, they said: Will you make a successor who will make mischief in the earth and shed blood? We, who are sufficient for your glorification and sanctification, Allah said: You do not know what I know” (Qur'an).
And the Substance from which man was created is mentioned in the Qur'an: "And We created man from sounding clay, and We created the jinn from a flame of fire before him" (Al-Mu'minun (The Believers) ).
The idea is that first the statue of a man was made from the clay and then when it dried and began to grind, then it became the human body and its characteristics were the hardness and weight. And then it was cooked somewhat in fire. That is why it caused to mix a gradient of the evil nature in man.
Then this statue was passed through the various stages and then it was able to breath the soul into it.
First man was made of by clay that has burden and falls down as usual. And notable is that as mankind falls down physically, also falls down spiritually and morally.
Because there are two enemies of man one is inordinate soul (Nafs Ammara) that is the part of his body and the other is Satan Iblis, which according to the hadith circulates like blood inside man.
As the history shows the bad tricks of Nafs Ammara and Satan to mislead the people, whether these people are the Muslims or belong to any other religion, race or caste.
One thing is common in every human being is that he makes mischiefs, deceives and even kills others for his profitable things.
The first man was killed, the son of Adam namely Habeel by his brother Qbeel due to a woman.
According to the history, how many human lives have been lost due to get the power, money, women and land, all these things can be seen in the context of the nature of man and from what substance he has been created as mentioned above?
But the fact is, all human beings are not equal in nature and morality and character. Because among the human beings, the holy Prophets (peace and mercy of Allah be upon them), good people and saints were born. And it is impossible to Satan and ‘nafs’ to mislead the holy Prophets (PBUH. As regards the saints and good people so
Allah also protects them from the tricks of Satan as
Says in the holy Qur’an to Satan," verily, thou shalt have no power over My creatures- unless it be such as are [already] lost in grievous error and follow thee [of their own will]” ( Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract) 15:42).
So, in this article, human nature is examined in general, that man often misleads by Satan and inordinate soul.
But according to the Qur'an, if someone wants to purify himself, it is quite possible as the holy Qur’an reveal, “Indeed, he is successful who purifies himself, and remembers and prays (to Allah), but you prefer the worldly life, while the Hereafter is better and more lasting” (Al-A'la (The Most High) 87:15 )۔
Therefore, the best way for a faithful believer is that he should make himself purify and should protects from the tricks of Nafs Amara and Satan Iblis.