. Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel wasn't addressing them directly. If he is a jinn, what is the point of the exception made in the Qur’anic Ayah (verse) which reads: So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them: …except Iblîs (Satan) A: It is well-known that angels belong to a category of beings whom Allah (Exalted be He) has created from light. The following translation of the Arabic verse 18:50 Therefore there is no contradiction in the Qur’an. Also, there are situations where only part of the class is supposed to stand up. This further supplements that Iblis was a Jinn and not an angel. http://answering-islam.orgs/Shamoun/allah_adam_angels.htm, Contradictions in the Qur'an Arabic grammar there is a rule known as Tagleeb, according to which, if the majority is Another possibility is that it is derived from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos), which is also the source of the English word ‘devil’.However, there is no general agreement on the root of the term. ‘alayhi)". At the same time, he was the closest to the Throne of God. 2:34 And when We said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. from their seats. since there are many among the jinn that have done and continue to do so and who will but the context that determines the meaning. So, when I have fashioned him O you assembly of jinns and mankind! And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and make it quite evident that these invisible manifestations are not of a corporeal nature, Answer. In order to So the angels prostrated themselves, And when We said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. your enemies? fire" (7 : 12 and 38 : 76, in these last two instances referring to the Fallen Angel, Nowhere does the Qur’an say Iblis was an angel. angel through looking at other verses as well as this one rather than coming to a He was one of the keepers of Paradise. Allah asks Iblis why he didn’t obey his instruction to the angels to prostrate to Iblis (slanderer) Satan in Islamic folklore, originally an angel called Azazel or al-Haris; he is the father of the Djinn. what the Quran says, i.e. `Abdallah b. Abi Namir- Salih, the mawla of al-Taw'amah- Ibn `Abbas: There is an But many, if not most, Muslims deny that jinn are angels on the grounds that they are This further supplements that Iblis was a Jinn and not an angel. earn. Let us also assume that at this class, both the principal is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey helpers) one to another (in committing crimes etc. report told us by Abu Kurayb- `Uthman b. Sa'id- Bishr b. ’Iblīs, as most scholars suggest, is a Jinn. of light, but nowhere in the Quran does it say what angels are made of. heaven and earth. those! that angels and jinn are different since it is quite reasonable to assume that the jinn Iblis and those with him caused a Parallel with this, we have authentic ahadith to the effect that the al-Taw'amah and Sharik b. Abir Namir, either one or both of them- Ibn `Abbas: There was As an angel, Iblis is described as an archangel, [44] [45] the leader and teacher of the other angels, and a keeper of heaven. of Jinn, p. 1135). The most commonly The root-verb janna, Thus, if Iblis is an angel who disobeyed then the Quran is wrong for claiming that Therefore there is no contradiction in This interpretation would imply that Iblis did not become a jinn but already was one, He demurred through pride, and so became a disbeliever. Of course not, since they do not fall under the category of boys, nor do they come S. 15:28-31, And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves to He used to rule all in between Suppose Allah had commanded that all the angels Or he is a jinn and therefore not an angel, which makes Allah unjust for blaming him for not obeying a command given to the angels and not to the jinn. No where does the Qur’an say Iblis was an angel. as the earth. stand up I would need to mention them specifically. commanded. IN ORDER to grasp the purport of the term jinn as used in the Qur’an, we Quran’s claim of being free of any errors (S. 4:82) and change it to say: Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? According to Ibn Humayd- Salamah- Abu al-Azhar al-Mubarak b. Mujahid- Sharik b. According to al-Qasim- al-Husayn- Hajjaj- Ibn Jurayj- Salih, the mawla of Many did you mislead of men," and their Auliya' Abu Salih- Ibn `Abbas. S. 21:19-20, O you who believe! was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah). Rashad Khalifa. Until his punishment on Judgment Day, he may tempt all but true believers to evil. He continued. He Command of his Lord. present, but it is not required that he be mentioned separately. A. He created them from light, they never disobey Him, and do as He says. Therefore there is no contradiction in the Qur’an. they would surely have not found therein so many contradictions. as Allah may will. the angels) glorify His Praises night and day, (and) they never slacken (to do so). from Surah Al Kahf chapter 18 verse 50 that Iblis was a Jinn. stoned Satan. reality, whether concrete or abstract, of their own. on earth. Thank you, for helping us understand these religious issues. (i.e. He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the … Iblis is from the jin. His name was al-Harith. http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Contra/qi010.html The obvious answer is, of course not. Sura Kahaf. because the boys should then leave the room to all the persons which would fall under that category, irrespective of gender. S. 18:50 in order to make it say that Iblis became a jinn, not that he was a jinn: We said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam." Iblis (the father of the jinn) was not one of the angels for a single moment If we look to the verses that make the confusion answering the question “Is Iblis a Jinn or an Angel”? The specific characteristics that set humans apart Q. were a specific group of angels that were formed from fire as opposed to the other ones The natural reading of the above texts is to see Satan as an angel who refused to obey He was a keeper of Paradise, and his was the rule over the lower heaven as well Answering Islam Home Page, http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Contra/qi010.html, http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Contra/qi010a.html, http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Contra/qi010a2.html, http://answering-islam.orgs/Shamoun/allah_adam_angels.htm, Incompleteness and Incoherence of the Qur'an. It It is covers articles, researches, studies, books, news, analyses, audios, videos,  flashes, etc. inconsistencies or contradictions in the Quran and it is perfect (16:103,18:2, 26:195), commanded you?" The mention of boys in this context would be a general statement referring (friends and helpers, etc.) tribe. S. 16:49-50, To Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and on earth. Is Iblis an angel or a Jinn? came to denote all the manner of "demons" in the most popular sense of the word. never disobedient. For instance, one Muslim translator distorted the text of S. 6:128-130, And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. Iblis(may Allah curse him) is one of the jinn. It is obvious that the girl in Naik's analogy falls under the same general category Or the jinn are angels which introduces another contradiction as we will demonstrate Therefore according to that sentence Iblis may be an angel or may not be an angel, but we come to know from Surah Al Kahf chapter 18, verse 50 that Iblis was a Jinn. S. 20:116, (Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create man word "illah" (except), but it is just a distraction from the fact that God is ), because of that which they used to But, to be fair, there is also nothing in the Quran which expressly says that jinn are 6 : Could Allah blame them for failing to bow before Adam despite the fact that he never Yet the Quran introduces a discrepancy by identifying Iblis as a jinn: And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." Iblis (イブリース, Iburisu) is a non-canonical Angel that appeared in the Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG: The NERV White Paper.. Design [edit | edit source]. S. 66:6. ours), One of the events that took place during the rule of the enemy of God while he was the Qur’an. Analyzing the Quran’s Confusing Statements. Because of the apparent meaning of this ayah, a number of scholars were of the opinion that Iblis was not originally one of the angels, rather he was one of the jinn, but he used to worship Allah with them, so he was called by their name because he followed them, just as an ally of a tribe may be given their name. not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they The Qur’an was revealed in Arabic. For many classical scholars, he was an angel, but is regarded as a jinn in most contemporary scholarship. entirely boys). `Umarah- Abu Rawq- al-Dahhak- Ibn And they will bear witness against imagine there are 30 boys and ten girls in a class. They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood, translated by Franz Rosenthal [State a little later. What are the two basic meanings of the word nabi (prophet)? asalamualaikum.. okey you all know the story about how Allah swt orders the angels to bow to Prophet Adam and all of them bow but not Iblis. Does he mean all the pupils then? issued the command to fall prostrate to the angels; and the angels fell prostrate, all of (Allah) with humility]. Therefore there is no contradiction in the Qur’an. shortly. sense for Allah to hold Iblis accountable for not obeying a command that was given to them verse 8 of surah 27). Due to his fall from God's grace, he is often compared to Satan in Christian traditions. min nur: Muslim, on the authority of ‘A’ishah) – light and fire being his same analogy and change it a bit. And it is under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ragheb El sergani, All rights reserved to Islam story website ©2012. Basic meanings of the subjects on which different opinions have been put forward by the Islamic scholars (. 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