Shaitan are the adversaries from the jinn nations. Their leader was said to be a being by the name of Iblis. What makes a jinn a shaitan is being one of Iblis sympathizers. The shaitan have a responsibility on the earth as the “devil’s advocates.” The devils in this case being non-believers in Allah. The angels are watching jinn as much as they are watching humanity.
In the belief of Islam, people are tempted to sin only because of the power granted to Iblis to whisper to the souls of humanity. The choice to obey the suggestion is still that of the individual. The devil according to their belief cannot literally make you do anything.
“The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist?” Quran (c. 651 AD)
Today we talk about the shaitan. The adversaries from the jinn nations. Their leader was said to be a being by the name of Iblis. Iblis is pronounced roughly i-blee, and unlike the contemporary concept of Satan, Iblis was only… Seek More
Iblis motivation is jealousy of humanities favoured position in the eyes of God. He doesn’t want to hurt God. He wants to take humanity with him. This is perhaps why we get the idea of devils being fiery beings and… Seek More
Shall we go into what shaitan lore might mean in today’s world? On to possible correspondences. It’s a common experience to feel that someone or something has taken notice of our actions. It is sort of hard wired to the… Seek More
Now onto “pacts with the devil”. A pact is an agreement or consensus, and you have a consensus with at least one jinn. Sort of a blood pact even to the point of your health being involved. This is why… Seek More