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    Why did Allah create Shaytaan?

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    Re: Why did Allah create Shaytaan?

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    Post Re: Why did Allah create Shaytaan?




    Who is Shaytan ?

    Literally, Shaytan means, 'rebellious' and it describes anyone who is insolent and seeks to divert people away from the obedience of Allah, whether he be from the Jinn or humans. Qatadah commented on Allah's statement, 'Shayateen (pl. of Shaytan) among mankind and Jinn...' 'There are Shayateen among the Jinn and Shayateen among mankind, who inspire each other.' [Tafseer Ibn Katheer for the verse, (6): 112]

    In general, this term refers to Iblees, who is from the Jinn and created from fire. Jinn are a creation of Allah too, and are subject to the commands and prohibitions like humans, and they will be held accountable for their deeds on the Day of Judgment.

    In the beginning, Iblees used to worship Allah with the Angels. In His Glorious Book, Allah, the Exalted, has informed us - the children of Adam, about the enmity between Shaytan and mankind that has continued since the day Adam (alaihis-salaam) was created. When Allah breathed soul into Adam, he commanded the Angels to prostrate before Adam as a sign of honor. Although Iblees was not an angel, he was trying - and pretending - to imitate the Angel's behavior and deeds, and this is why he was also included in the command to prostrate before Adam, but Iblees thought too highly of himself and was arrogant. Muhammad bin Ishaq reported that Ibn Abbas (radhi allahu anhu) said, 'Before he undertook the path of sin, Iblees was with the Angels and was called Azazil. He was among the residents of the earth and was one of the most active worshippers and knowledgeable persons amidst the Angels. This fact caused him to be arrogant. Iblees was from a genus called Jinn.' [See, Tafseer Ibn Katheer for (2): 34] So he refused the Command of Allah and said, 'I am better than him [Adam], You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.' [Soorah al-A'raf (7): 12] Because of this rebellion against Allah, he was cast out of the heavens and cursed by Allah. This creature has been expelled from the Mercy of Allah and he seeks to lead mankind astray and with him to Hellfire. He is thus, mankind's greatest enemy.


    Wisdoms Behind creation of Shaytan?

    Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullah) brings together some of the great wisdoms behind the creation of Shaytan in his book, Shifaa al-Ghaleel, p.322, he writes, 'In the creation of Iblees and his cohorts, there is wisdom, the details of which cannot be encompassed by anyone except Allah.' A few of the many reasons he mentioned are briefly stated below;

    a) The effects of fighting against Shaytan and his supporters leads to the perfection of worship. The Prophets and slaves of Allah perfect their servitude to Allah by struggling against Shaytan and opposing his supporters. They also perfect their faith by seeking refuge in Allah from Shaytan and fleeing to Allah in order to seek refuge from Shaytan's evil. This leads to reaching lofty positions of worship that would not have been reached without Shaytan's existence.

    b) By the existence of Shaytan, the slaves of Allah become fearful due to their sins since they have witnessed what has become of Shaytan after his sin. They learn from his fall from being amidst the Angels to being Shaytan - the rejected (mardood) - by this example the believer’s fear (Taqwa) fear increases and grows stronger.

    c) A lesson for those who are willing to learn. The fathers of both; humankind and jinn were tested with sin. So Allah made one father, Iblees, a lesson to the one who goes against His Commands and is too proud to obey Him, and who persist in his sins. And the other father, a lesson to the one who repents and turns back to his Lord.

    d) Shaytan is a trial and test for Allah's slaves

    e) Manifestation of Allah's complete Ability to create opposites. Iblees is one of the greatest signs of His Power, Will and Authority to create opposites such as, the heavens and the earths, light and darkness, Paradise and Hell, water and fire, heat and cold, good and evil, Jibreel and Angels as opposed to Iblees and the Shayateen.

    f) The goodness of a thing is demonstrated by means of its opposite. The beauty of a thing can only be manifested in comparison with its opposite. It if were not for the ugly, we would not appreciate the virtue of beauty, if it were not for poverty, we would not value richness.

    g) Allah's Forbearance and Patience. Allah loves to manifest to His slaves His Forbearance, Patience and Deliberation (lack of haste), immense Mercy and Generosity. This dictates that He should create those who will associate others with Him and make Him angry, yet, despite that, He bestows upon them all kinds of blessings. He sends provision, gives good health and enables them to enjoy all kinds of luxuries, He answers their prayers and removes harm from them. He treats them with kindness and care, unlike the manner in which they treat him, by disbelieving in Him, associating others in worship with him and speaking badly of Him. According to a saheeh hadeeth, 'If you did not err, Allah would cause you to vanish and would bring people who would err and then seek His forgiveness, so that He could forgive them.' According to a hasan report, 'O son of Adam, you have not been fair to Me. My goodness comes down to you, and your evil deeds ascend to Me. I try to win your love by sending you blessing, when I have no need of you, and how you try to earn My hatred by disobeying Me, while you are in great need of Me, and the noble angels are continuously bringing your evil actions to Me.'

    h) Things beloved to Allah that happen because of the existence of Shaytan. How often things that Allah loves, happen because of the existence of this creature, which the Lord hates and is angry with. No matter what evil and sins happened because of the existence of the enemy of Allah, the acts of obedience that happen because of him and his cohorts are dearer to Allah and more pleasing to Him, such as going against one's desires and whims, putting up with difficulties and hardships in order to earn His love and pleasure. The dearest thing to the beloved is to see his lover putting up with hardship and difficulty for his sake, in order to prove his love for him. While sins and disobedience that are caused by Iblees anger Allah. Nonetheless, Allah is more pleased at the repentance of His slave than one who has lost his camel, which is carrying his food and drink, when he finds it in an isolated and dangerous desert.(*1)


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    (1) Allah's Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said, 'Allah is more pleased with the repentance of a servant as he turns towards Him for repentance than the one amongst you, who is upon the camel in a waterless desert and there is upon (that camel) his provision of food and drink, then it is lost by him. Having lost all hope (to get it back), he lies down in the shade and is disappointed about his camel and then he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its nose-string and then out of boundless joy says, 'O Lord, You are my servant and I am Your Lord. He commits this mistake out of extreme delight.' [Saheeh Muslim (6618)]



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    Re: Why did Allah create Shaytaan?

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    Re: Why did Allah create Shaytaan?

    Al Baqarah (2):34 And behold We said to the angels: "Bow down to Adam"; and they bowed down not so Iblis he refused and was haughty he was of those who reject Faith.


    Al A'raf (7):11 It is We who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels bow down to Adam and they bowed down; not so Iblis; he refused to be of those who bow down. 996 997

    12 (Allah) said: "what prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: thou didst create me from fire and him from clay." 998

    13 (Allah) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)." 999

    14 He said: "give me respite till the day they are raised up."

    15 (Allah) said: "be thou among those who have respite." 1000

    16 He said: "because Thou hast thrown me out of the way lo! I will lie in wait for them on Thy straight way. 1001

    17 "Then will I assault them from before them and behind them from their right and their left: nor wilt Thou find in most of them gratitude (for Thy mercies). 1002

    18 (Allah) said: "Get out from this disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee hell will I fill with you all.

    20 Then began satan to whisper suggestions to them bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said "Your Lord only forbade you this tree lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever." 1005 1006

    21 And he swore to them both that he was their sincere adviser.

    22 So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree their shame became manifest to them and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you that satan was an avowed enemy unto you?"

    23 They said: "our Lord! we have wronged our own souls: if Thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy mercy we shall certainly be lost."

    24 (Allah) said: "Get ye down with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood for a time."

    25 He said: "therein shall ye live and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last)." 1007


    Al Hijr (15):26 We created man from sounding clay from mud molded into shape; 1966

    27 And the Jinn race We had created aforetime from the essential fire. 1967

    28 Behold! thy Lord said to the angels: "I am about to create man from sounding clay from mud molded into shape;

    29 "When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of a spirit (created) fall ye down in obeisance unto him." 1968

    30 So the angels prostrated themselves all of them together:

    31 Not so Iblis: he refused to be among those who prostrated themselves. 1969 1970 1971

    32 (Allah) said: "O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated themselves?"

    33 (Iblis) said: "I am not one to prostrate myself to man whom thou didst create from sounding clay from mud molded into shape."

    34 (Allah) said: "Then get thee out from here; for thou art rejected accursed.

    35 "And the Curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgment." 1972

    36 (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised." 1973

    37 (Allah) said: "Respite is granted thee

    38 "Till the Day of the Time Appointed."

    39 (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth and I will put them all in the wrong 1974 1975

    40 "Except Thy servants among them sincere and purified (by Thy grace)."

    41 (Allah) said: "This (Way of My sincere servants) is indeed a Way that leads straight to Me. 1976

    42 "For over My servants no authority shalt thou have except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee."


    Al Isra' (17):61 Behold! We said to the angels: "Bow down unto Adam": they bowed down except Iblis: he said "Shall I bow down to one whom Thou didst create from clay?" 2251

    62 He said "Seest Thou? This is the one whom thou hast honored above me! If Thou wilt but respite me to the Day of Judgment I will surely bring his descendants under my sway all but a few!" 2252

    63 Allah said: "Go thy way; if any of them follow thee verily Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense. 2253

    64 "Lead to destruction those whom thou canst among them with thy (seductive) voice; make assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy infantry; mutually share with them wealth and children; and make promises to them. But Satan promises them nothing but deceit. 2254 2255 2256 2257 2258

    65 "As for My servants no authority shalt thou have over them." Enough is thy Lord for a Disposer of affairs. 2259 2260


    Al Kahfi (18):50 Behold! We said to the angels "Bow down to Adam": they bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrongdoers! 2392 2393 2394 2395

    51 I called them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth nor (even) their own creation: nor is it for Me to take as helpers such as lead (men) astray! 2396

    52 One Day He will say "Call on those whom ye thought to be My partners" and they will call on them but they will not listen to them; and We shall make for them a place of common perdition. 2397

    53 And the Sinful shall see the Fire and apprehend that they have to all therein; no means will they find to turn away therefrom.


    Tha Ha (20):116 When We said to the angels "Prostrate yourselves to Adam" they prostrated themselves but not Iblis: he refused.

    117 Then We said: "O Adam! verily this is an enemy to thee and thy wife: so let him not get you both out of the Garden so that thou art landed in misery. 2641

    118 "There is therein (enough provision) for thee not to go hungry nor to go naked" 2642

    119 "Nor to suffer from thirst nor from the sun's heat."

    120 But Satan whispered evil to him: he said "O Adam! shall I lead thee to Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?" 2643

    121 In the result they both ate of the tree and so their nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together for their covering leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey His Lord and allow himself to be seduced. 2644 2645

    122 But his Lord chose him (for His Grace): He turned to him and gave him guidance.

    123 He said: "Get ye down both of you all together from the Garden with enmity one to another; but if as is sure there comes to you guidance from Me whosoever follows My guidance will not lose his way nor fall into misery. 2646 2647

    124 "But whosoever turns away from My Message verily for him is a life narrowed down and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgment." 2648


    Asy Syu'ara (26):91 "And to those straying in Evil the Fire will be placed in full view;

    92 "And it shall be said to them: `Where are the (gods) ye worshipped

    93 " `Besides Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?'

    94 "Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire) they and those straying in Evil 3182

    95 "And the whole hosts of Iblis together.

    96 "They will say there in their mutual bickerings:

    97 " `By Allah we were truly in an error manifest 3183

    98 " `When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds;

    99 " `And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt. 3184

    100 " `Now then we have none to intercede (for us)

    101 " `Nor a single friend to feel (for us).

    102 " `Now if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who believe!' " 3185


    Saba' (34):20 And Iblis indeed proven his calculation to them, for they follow him, all save a group of true believers.

    21 And he had no warrant whatsoever against them, save that We would know him who believeth in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt thereof; and thy Lord (O Muhammad) taketh note of all things.


    Shad (38):72 "When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of a spirit (created) fall ye down in obeisance unto him." 4227

    73 So the angels prostrated themselves all of them together;

    74 Not so Iblis: he was haughty and became one of those who reject Faith. 4228

    75 (Allah) said: "O Iblis! what prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with My hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?" 4229 4230

    76 (Iblis) said: "I am better than he: Thou createdst me from fire and him Thou createdst from clay."

    77 (Allah) said: "Then get thee out from here: for thou art rejected accursed.

    78 "And My Curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgement." 4231

    79 (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised." 4232

    80 (Allah) said: "Respite then is granted thee

    81 "Till the day of the Time Appointed." 4233

    82 (Iblis) said: "Then by Thy power I will put them all in the wrong 4234 4235

    83 "Except Thy Servants amongst them sincere and purified (by Thy grace)."

    84 (Allah) said: "Then it is just and fitting and I say what is just and fitting 4236

    85 "That I will certainly fill Hell with thee and those that follow thee--every one." 4237

    86 Say: "No reward do I ask of you for this (Qur'an) nor am I a pretender. 4238 4239

    87 "This is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds. 4240


    Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.


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