Islamic concepts

al-Shayṭān — the Evil One, the Misleader, the Distractor

the Tempter, the Agent of Unhealthy/Negative Thoughts, harmful influence

shaytan or iblis? Literally meaning ‘to pull away’, seeks to pull us away from God

In Islam, Iblīs is the name of the supreme evil creature. Iblīs is not only an evil one? (shayṭān), but is the Evil One (al-Shaytān).

The name of the Devil in Islam is Iblīs.

Unlike in Christianity, Iblīs is not considered a fallen angel. By definition, angels in Islam have no free will. Iblīs was, however, hanging out near angels when...

The Shayṭān is one of the first occult creatures who disobeyed Allāh and did not bow down before Adam.

Allāh commanded the angels to bow down before the prophet Ādam. Only Iblīs refused to acknowledge the human's superiority, and instead asserted his own. He rebelled against God's command, was arrogant (and became Satan) (20:116; 15:30-33; 38:73-76; 7:11-12; 2:34). For this disobedience, God cursed and banished Iblis but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment, until which time Iblis vowed to tempt and assault all humankind except for those strong enough to withstand him, that is, God's devoted servants (15:34--43; 38:77-85; 7:13-18, 26-27). These accounts center on man and Satan, telling both their histories and defining their innate natures. Satan is shown to have started his career together with Adam, as Adam's coeval;" thus his role is essentially linked with man, his nature is brought out by antagonism against man, he is an "anti-man" force. Satan's very rebellion against God needed man to express itself, and it is perpetuated through his­ tory in Satan's labors to seduce and tempt man away from morality to sin.

avoid, disregard, scorn


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