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Sura 36
Aya 60
۞ أَلَم أَعهَد إِلَيكُم يا بَني آدَمَ أَن لا تَعبُدُوا الشَّيطانَ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَكُم عَدُوٌّ مُبينٌ

Yusuf Ali

“Did I not enjoin1 on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?-
  • Secondly, there is a gentle reproach to the wrongdoers, more in sorrow than in anger. They are addressed as “children of Adam”, to emphasise two facts, (1) that they have disgraced their ancestry, for Adam after his Fall repented and was forgiven, and the high Destiny of mankind has been the prize open to all his descendants, and (2) that God Most Merciful has throughout the ages continued to warn mankind against the snares laid by Satan, the avowed enemy of man; and that God’s Grace was ever on the watch to help all to freedom from those snares.