Iblis


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Iblis

(Eblis) Moslem prince of darkness; chief evil spirit. [Islam: Leach, 513]
See: Devil
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Giving due consideration to the symbolism of waging war against Iblis, they shorten and combine their prayers and then after a short stay on the way back reach their camps.
Meanwhile, rare Asiatic lion Iblis seems to be losing his sex appeal - Kumari, his partner of five years, is losing interest.
It is because of this narrative of a fallen angel, which has similarities with the story of Iblis 6 the name for the devil in Islam 6 that Yazidis have been called "devil-worshippers" by some Iraqi Muslims.
I replied, "When you say 'out of injustice,' Commander of the Faithful, it has already become clear to the ignorant and the thoughtful alike; when you say 'out of envy,' Iblis was envious of Adam, and we are his offspring who are envied."
So when Iblis (Satan) saw them mourning and lamenting over him, he took the form of a man and came to them, saying: 'I see that you are mourning and lamenting over him.
"Iblis, you mean," a mocking voice interrupts from his audience.
One of his monograph is devoted to the poem "Iblis ki Majlis-i Shura" (which he published as The Devil's Conference).
Therefore Allah told the angels to prostrate themselves before Adam, and the angels prostrated, except Iblis. Iblis fell prey to his self-importance and resisted.
This is alluded to in Surah Al-Araf (7: 16-17): (Iblis) said: "Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your straight Path.