Firstly Satan stops man from worship altogether. If Allah’s mercy overtakes that man and he does not listen to Satan’s reduction and insists on his worship for the sake of the Hereafter, Satan beguiles him to postpone his worship for sometime. This is his second attack on the man. If the man saves himself from this attack by Allah’s mercy and by his own arguments in favour of his insistence on worship Satan launches against him third attack. He instigates the man to expedite and complete such and such jobs in order to gain full freedom for sincere worship.
If Exalted Allah saves him servant from this attack also and he does not succumb to Satan’s deception, the latter makes his fourth attack on the man by involving him in show business and ostentation by suggesting that the worship should be offered very nicely and attentively, so that the people may take him to be a devout worshiper.
If the man somehow saves himself, by the mercy of Allah from this attack also Satan launches on him the fifth attack by involving him in pride and arrogance that he is a great worshiper and a very righteous being.
With the help of Allah the man tries to save himself by arguing that he is a very sinful man and his worship and devotion are due only to Allah’s mercy, despite his sins. In this way he gets out of Satan’s clutches.
Now Satan makes on the man the sixth attack and this is very dangerous attack from which only very wise and cautious men can remain safe. Satan very cunningly suggest to the man that however secretly he may worship Allah will make his worship and devotion know to the public and he will thus become renowned automatically. In this way Satan tries to involve the man in show and ostentation.
If by Allah’s help and mercy the man is able to protect himself from this attack also by arguing that being a servant of Allah he has to submit himself to Allah’s will who has the power to disclose or conceal his deeds and his worship. He therefore does not care at all for a Satan’s misleading and whispering.