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Shaitan Movie: How Iblis Became Shaitan (Satan)

Iblis is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation of Adam and the command to prostrate himself before him. After he refused, he was cast out of heaven. There are different opinions about the origin of Iblis. But, it is regarded as a jinn in most Islamic sources.

Due to his fall from God’s grace, he is often compared to Satan in Christian traditions. In Islamic tradition, Iblis is often identified with ash-Shaitan (“the Devil”), often known by the epithet ar-Rajim. However, while Shaitan is used exclusively for an evil force, Iblis himself holds a more ambivalent role in Islamic traditions.

Watch this Episode of Biblcal Figures, Islamic Narrative about the story of Satan in Islam.

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