The Thirteenth Gleam


The wisdom in and meaning of seeking refuge in God from Satan


This is about the meaning of I seek refuge in God from Satan, eternally rejected (from God’s Mercy).

In the Name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.

And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge in You from the promptings and provocations of the satans. I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.” (23:97–98)

This treatise is about the meaning of seeking refuge in God from Satan. The matter will be studied as Thirteen Indications. Since some of the Indications have been convincingly explained in some parts of the Risale-i Nur, such as the Twenty-Sixth Word, they will be discussed here only briefly.

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi


Thirteen Indications

  • What is the wisdom in the frequent success of the party of Satan?
  • How do the Mercy and Grace of God permits ugliness and terrible calamity?
  • What is the reason for creation of the people of misguidance and the wisdom in it?
  • Non-existence is pure evil and that existence is pure good
  • The guile of Satan is ever feeble (4:76)
  • Satan causes confusions
  • We judge a thing to be good or evil, it is from God
  • Why does many people follow Satan?
  • Why are the people of guidance sometimes defeated by the people of misguidance?
  • One of the most abstruse deceits of Satan is that he causes his followers to deny his existence
  • The universe becomes angry with the evil acts committed by people of misguidance
  • Justification of eternal Hell
  • Some of Satan’s important schemes