Explaining some mysterious terms to people, like "devil" and "Satan"
Devils are the "disobedient and evil-doing" genies.
Quran 6: 112
, which means:
(As such have We appointed to every prophet an enemy – devils of men and genies; inspiring to each other the tawdry words, by way of deception.
It means: They deceive and cheat each other, with lies and treachery.
See the interpretation and more explanation here:
Satan, or Ibliess (or Azazil which was his old name), was one of genies; he is their father, just like that Adam is our father,
then Ibliess died, and so his soul separated from his gaseous body,
And God – be glorified – clothed him with an ethereal skin, so that he became like angels.
And God – be glorified – admitted him to the ethereal Paradises; because he was pious and God-fearing, and he stayed with the angels in the Paradises.
Afterwards when God created Adam, He ordered the angels to prostrate themselves to Adam, so they prostrated themselves, except Ibliess or Azazil who refused and was full of pride; therefore, God drove him out of the ethereal paradises and cursed him.
Quran 18: 50
, which means:
(And [remind them, O Mohammed] when We said to the angels:
"Fall prostrate to Adam", and they all fell prostrate but Iblies [: Satan] did not; he had been [in his material life] one of the jinn [then he died and his soul was admitted into Paradise], and he forsook his Lord's am'r.
So will you [people] take him and his seed [: the jinn] as patrons instead of Me, when they are enemies to you? Bad such exchange is for the wrong-doers!
More valuable explanation in the book Man after Death,
in Arabic by Mohammed-Ali Hassan Al-Hilly, which has been translated to English in this link:
Last edited by Torch light; Jan 24th, 2020 at 04:45 PM..