I'm guessing you aren't looking for a serious answer? I'll give one anyway to pass the time though.
In Islam, one of God's titles translates into "Lord of the Worlds". Literally the 2nd line/ayat of the Qur'an calls Him this
). The Ethiopian Christian name for God also translates
into "Lord of the Universe". Seeing as how large the universe is, I think it's safe to say God's doing something else. Hominids have been around for a
pitifully short amount of time when compared to the rest of the universe, so it's a bit arrogant of humans to think He would be focusing on us the
Another way to think about the spiritual realm is to imagine they are in a higher dimension than the 4th dimension. If that's the case, as I believe
it is, our concept of "time" is meaningless to them. Beings in those realms would probably see us the same way we see video clips in a video editor.
Likewise, they can probably interact with us just as easily as we can choose & "tweak" any scene from any episode in our favorite tv series (assuming
we have access to the entire series, of course).
As for the Devil/Shaytan, our concept of him is different from the stereotypical view of him. He's not a creature that can take a physical form and
run around destroying things on Earth. Otherwise, he would be doing that. His main ability in Islam is to speak directly to our spirits with the power
of suggestion. In other words, he can't destroy us or God's Creations, but he can convince humans to do it.
Basically, we believe he is the
negative inner voice all humans have that encourages us to do something we know we shouldn't do (kind of like
So I guess a weird way to describe him would be a "radio station" in a separate dimension that beams wicked messages into our dimension. And human
minds and/or spirits are "receivers" which can receive signals from that dimension. Different chemicals and rituals can increase our ability to
receive transmissions from this dimension, and some people are naturally gifted/cursed with the ability to receive these types of transmissions more
I also suspect that if he beams out 1,000 different basic "programs", each human can only receive messages in areas where we are spiritually weak. So
if you would never rape someone, his "rape" channels would completely bounce off of you. But if you're too prideful, his arrogance "channels" would
resonate with you. This is why the main point of Jihad is to purify ourselves of our vices and negative traits (it's literally purging ourselves of
his influence). The Qur'an says he was given a temporary delay in his own punishment, and that he'll be sentenced to Hell on the Day of Judgment. So
he's spending his time trying to lead as many humans astray as he can until the Day of Judgment comes.
Hope that helps
edit on 3-1-2016 by enlightenedservant because: syntax was all screwed up. i blame obama, romney, and ancient aliens