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My first point is that
Evil or Satan are said to the state or frame of acting ungratefully and seducing other beings.
But Azazel/Lucifer/Eblis are names of one Djin who was jealous and proud , he refused to bow and respect human beings.......................He swore
that he would mislead all humans from straight way towards god.
Back to Qur'an verses.
for the wasteful are the brothers of satan; and satan is ungrateful to his lord.
to solomon the raging wind ran at his command to the land which we had blessed. we have knowledge of all things.
and some of the satans dived for him and others did work as well. we were watching over them.
as such we have assigned for every prophet an enemy; the satans of humans and jinn, revealing varnished speech to each other, all as a
but had your lord willed, they would not have done so. therefore leave them and what they invent,
do not eat from that which the name of allah has not been mentioned, for it is a sin. the satans will reveal to their guided ones to argue with
if you obey them, you shall indeed become idolaters.
and follow what the satans recited over the kingdom of solomon.
solomon did not disbelieve, it is the devils who disbelieved, teaching people
magic and that which was sent down upon the angels harut and marut in babylon. they did not teach anyone, until both had said: 'we have been sent as a
trial; do not disbelieve. ' from them they learned how they might separate a husband and his wife. however, they did not harm anyone with it, except
by the permission of allah. indeed, they learned what harms them and does not profit them, yet they knew that anyone who buys it would have no share
in the everlasting life. evil is that for which they have sold their souls, if they but knew!
we have set constellations in the heavens and made them pleasing to the beholders,
and guarded them from every stoned satan
except for he who steals the listening and is then pursued by a visible flame.
it was not the satans who brought it down
it would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it).
indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.
shall i tell you on whom the satans descend?
they descend upon every lying, sinful one,
(into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars
38:36-38 the powers of solomon pbuh
then we subjected the wind to his power, to flow gently to his order, whithersoever he willed
and the satans, every builder and diver
as also others bound together in fetters......................
allah forgiveth not (the sin of) joining other gods with him; but he forgiveth whom he pleaseth other sins than this: one who joins other gods with
allah, hath strayed far, far away (from the right).
(the pagans), leaving him, call but upon female deities: they call but upon satan the persistent rebel!
allah did curse him, but he said: "i will take of thy servants a portion marked off;
"i will mislead them, and i will create in them false desires; i will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature
created by allah." whoever, forsaking allah, takes satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.
satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but satan's promises are nothing but deception
3:35-36 story of Mary pbuh when she was born
behold! a woman of 'imran said: "o my lord! i do dedicate unto thee what is in my womb for thy special service: so accept this of me: for thou hearest
and knowest all things."
when she was delivered, she said: "o my lord! behold! i am delivered of a female child!"- and allah knew best what she brought forth- "and no wise is
the male like the female. i have named her mary, and i commend her and her offspring to thy protection from the evil one, the rejected."
o you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the shaitan's
work; shun it therefore that you may prosper
satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you
, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of allah, and
from prayer: will ye not then abstain?
and if (at any time) an incitement to discord is made to thee by the evil one, seek refuge in allah. he is the one who hears and knows all things.
o ye who believe! follow not satan's footsteps: if any will follow the footsteps of satan, he will (but) command what is shameful and wrong:
and were it not for the grace and mercy of allah on you, not one of you would ever have been pure: but allah doth purify whom he pleases: and
allah is one who hears and knows (all things).
o ye people! eat of what is on earth, lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one, for he is to you an avowed enemy.
for he commands you what is evil and shameful, and that ye should say of allah that of which ye have no knowledge.
7:11-30 one of the stories of creation
it is we who created you and gave you shape; then we bade the angels prostrate to adam, and they prostrate; not so iblis; he refused to be of those
(allah) said: "what prevented thee from prostrating when i commanded thee?" he said: "i am better than he: thou didst create me from fire, and him
(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)."
he said: "give me respite till the day they are raised up."
(allah) said: "be thou among those who have respite."
he said: "because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! i will lie in wait for them on thy straight way
"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
(allah) said: "get out from this, disgraced and expelled. if any of them follow thee,- hell will i fill with you all.
"o adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and
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."
and he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.
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
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."
(allah) said: "get ye down. with enmity between yourselves. on earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood,- for a time."
he said: "therein shall ye live, and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last)."
o ye children of adam! we have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. but the raiment of
righteousness,- that is the best. such are among the signs of allah, that they may receive admonition!
o ye children of adam! let not satan seduce you, in the same manner as he got your parents out of the garden, stripping them of their raiment, to
expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: we made the evil ones friends (only) to those without
when they do aught that is shameful, they say: "we found our fathers doing so"; and "allah commanded us thus": say: "nay, allah never commands what is
shameful: do ye say of allah what ye know not?"
say: "my lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to him) at every time and place of prayer, and call upon him, making your
devotion sincere as in his sight: such as he created you in the beginning, so shall ye return."
some he hath guided: others have (by their choice) deserved the loss of their way; in that they took the evil ones, in preference to allah, for their
friends and protectors, and think that they receive guidance.
and be not like those who started from their homes insolently and to be seen of men, and to hinder (men) from the path of allah: for allah compasseth
round about all that they do.
remember satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them, and said: "no one among men can overcome you this day, while i am near to you": but
when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his heels, and said: "lo! i am clear of you; lo! i see what ye see not; lo! i fear
allah: for allah is strict in punishment."
and satan will say when the matter is decided: "it was allah who gave you a promise of truth: i too promised, but i failed in my promise to you. i had
no authority over you except to call you but ye listened to me: then reproach not me, but reproach your own souls. i cannot listen to your cries, nor
can ye listen to mine. i reject your former act in associating me with allah. for wrong-doers there must be a grievous penalty."
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
he said: "seest thou? this is the one whom thou hast honoured 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!"
(allah) said: "go thy way; if any of them follow thee, verily hell will be the recompense of you (all)- an ample recompense.
"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.
"as for my servants, no authority shalt thou have over them:" enough is thy lord for a disposer of affairs.
So , Eblis is an invisible , talking enemy who was not happy to respect our one ancestor , Adam. He has a tribe and he has armies on foot and on
horses. He was worshiping god for about 70000 years and he was driven out because of his jealousy toward Adam. So , he has most rage for humans.
1st Imam has explained better here
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