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Sura 15
Aya 39
قالَ رَبِّ بِما أَغوَيتَني لَأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُم فِي الأَرضِ وَلَأُغوِيَنَّهُم أَجمَعينَ

Yusuf Ali

(Iblis) said: “O my Lord! because Thou hast put me1 in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fairseeming to them on the earth, and I will put them2 all in the wrong,-
  • Aghwaytani : ’thrown me out of the way, put me in the wrong': Cf. 7:16. Satan as the Power of Evil cannot be straight or truthful even before God. By his arrogance and rebellion he fell; he attributes this to God. Between God’s righteous judgment and Satan’s snares and temptations there cannot be the remotest comparison. Yet he presumes to put them on an equal footing. He is taking advantage of the respite.
  • Iblis (the Rebellious) is powerless against God. He turns therefore against man and becomes Satan (the Enemy).