What Is Iblis ?
Posted Thursday, June 5, 2008on:
No believer isnt ignorant of Iblis, also known as Shaytan or Satan, the greatest enemy to a believer. But are we really aware of what He was, or His story ? I was reading a book, where i found some interesting information about Iblis. Thought of sharing it with you all.
Hasan Basri said, ‘Iblis has never been from the Angels at any time’. And Shahr bin Haushab said, ‘He was one among the Jinn’. It is narrated by Abdullah bin Umar R.A.A that, ‘Jinn lived for about two thousand years before Adam on the earth, and they made mischief on earth,shedding a lot of blood. So, Allah sent to them an army of angels who killed them and made them flee to remote islands. Iblis was one of those captured and taken to the Heavens, and he stayed there. (Picture’s source)‘
Allah, the Almighty created Adam with His hands, He created him as a human and he remained as an earthen body for forty years. When angels passed by and saw him, they became frightened. Iblis was the most frightened among them. He would pass by him and hit him, and the body would make a sound like the sound of pottery with a rattle. Iblis said: There must be something from which he is created. He would enter through his mouth and come out of his anus. He said to the angels, ‘Do not be frightened of it, because Your Lord is solid(samad) and this is hollow. If i overcome him I will destroy him.’
As said in Quran “And we have indeed created you and then gave you shape, then We said to the angels:’ Prostate yourselves before Adam.’ So all prostated except Iblis, he refused to join those who prostrated. (Allah) asked him: ‘What prevented you from prostrating yourselves when I commanded you?’ He answered: ‘I am better than him. You have created me from fire, and You have created him out of clay.’ Allah said, ‘Then get down from here, it is not for you to be arrogant in here. Get down! You surely are from among disgraced.’ Iblis said: ‘Give me respite until the Day they all shall be raised (from the dead).’ Allah said, ‘You are of those granted respite Iblis said, ‘Because you have caused me to go astray, I will certainly lie in wait for them on your straight path. Then I shall come upon them from their right and from their left, and you will never find most of them thankful. Allah said, ‘Get out from here disgraced and expelled. Whoever of them followed you, I will certainly fill the Hell with you all.‘ [7:11-18]
Imam Ahmad has narrated from the Prophet S.A.S, “Satan lies in wait for man on every of his path”
So, My brothers and Sisters refrain yourselves from Satan and his ill thoughts and whispers. Seek guidance from Allah and follow the path of those whom Allah has blessed and gained HIS pleasure. May Allah guide us all. Ameen.
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