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Ifrit

Ifrit The Ifrit, also spelled as efreet, efrite, ifreet, afreet, afrite and afrit (ʻIfrīt: عفريت, pl ʻAfārīt: عفاريت) is a powerful type of demon in Islamic mythology. The Afarit are often associated with the underworld and also identified with the spirit of the dead and had been compared to evil genii loci in European culture.[1] In Quran, hadith and Mi’raj narrations the term appears always...

Augustine of Hippo was once a Manichaean.

Prince of Darkness (Manichaeism)

Prince of Darkness in Manichaeism Manichaean cosmology, the world of darkness, which invaded the world of light in a lustful desire to mingle with the light, is ruled by five evil Archons(demon, dragon, eagle, fish and lion), who together make up the Prince of Darkness.[1] The Father of greatness parries the assault by evoking a number of entities, who sacrifice themselves and are...

Copy of a written deal by Christoph Haizmann from 1669.

Deal With The Devil

Deal With The Devil A deal with the devil (also known as compact or pact with the devil) is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as being elemental to many Christian traditions. According to traditional Christian belief about witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers...

List of Theological Demons

List of Theological Demons This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore. It is not a list of names of demons, although some are listed by more than one name. The list of fictional demons includes those from literary fiction with theological aspirations, such as Dante’s Inferno. Because numerous lists...

Satan

Who Is Satan? Satan,[a] also known as the Devil,[b] is an entity in the Abrahamic religions that seduces humans into sin or falsehood. In Christianity and Islam, he is usually seen as either a fallen angel or a jinn, who used to possess great piety and beauty, but rebelled against God, who nevertheless allows him temporary power over the fallen world and a host...

What Satan Is And Why He Was Created?

What Satan Is And Why He Was Created? Satan was created from fire, like the jinn with whom he mostly kept company. Before his obedience and sincerity was tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike angels who follow orders...

Devil

What Is Devil or Shaitan? Shayāṭīn (شياطين), singular: Shayṭān (شيطان‎) are evil spirits, comparable to demons or devils, in Islamic theology and mythology. Usually, the shayatin are regarded as the offspring of Iblis, but other beings, such as evil jinn, idols[1] and fallen angels [2][3] are also referred to as shayatin. From an ontological perspective, the shayatin are all beings, which became a manifestation of evil and ugliness.[4] Surah 6:112 collectively refers to the...

Demon

What Is A Demon? A demon is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore. The original Greek word daimon does not carry negative connotations.[1] The Ancient Greek word δαίμων daimōn denotes a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin genius or numen.[2] The Greek conception of a daimōn notably appears in the works of Plato, where it...

Demonology

Demonology Demons, when regarded as spirits, may belong to either of the classes of spirits recognized by primitive animism.[3] That is to say, they may be human, or non-human, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body. A sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians,...

How Does God Permit Infinite Ugliness and Awesome Calamity?

How Does God Permit Infinite Ugliness and Awesome Calamity? Question: The creation of devils, who are pure evil, and their harassing the people of belief, and many people not believing and going to Hell because of them, appears to be terrible and ugly. How does the mercy and beauty of...

Why Does Satan Insist On His Unbelief?

Why Does Satan Insist On His Unbelief? Satan, the Arabic word for Satan, means “being cast down from the Divine Presence, driven away in disgrace from God’s mercy.” Satan is like one who had all the trump cards but played them against himself, or like one who lost everything while...

Satan and Humanity

Satan and Humanity The Jinn we know as Satan was created from fire. Before his obedience and sincerity were tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike angels, however, who cannot rebel against God (66:6), Satan (called Iblis prior to...

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions?

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions? In fact, the guile of Satan is ever feeble (4:76). It is like a cobweb appearing before you—it cannot prevent you from going forward, and you do not have to attach any great importance to it. Satan only suggests or whispers, gilds sinful...

What Is One Of Most Cunning Satan’s Deception?

What Is One Of Most Cunning Satan’s Deception? One of the most cunning of Satan’s wiles is to make those who follow him deny himself. Since at this time those, whose minds have been tainted by materialist philosophy in particular, have been hesitant in these self-evident matters, we shall say...

Satan’s Wound To A Heart And Its Cures

Satan’s Wound To A Heart And Its Cures Satan first casts a doubt into the heart. If the heart does not accept it, it turns from a doubt into abuse. It depicts before the imagination some unclean memories and unmannerly, ugly states, which resemble abuse, and causes the heart to...

What Is The Reason For Satan’s Party Gaining Upper Hand?

What Is The Reason For Satan’s Party Gaining Upper Hand; What Is The Wisdom In It? Question: Although evil spirits do not interfere in the universe in any way in regard to creation, and through His mercy and favour the Almighty God takes the part of the people of truth,...

What Is Wisdom Behind Creation Of Satan And His Helpers?

What Is Wisdom Behind Creation Of Satan And His Helpers? To Create Evil Is Evil; To Create Bad Is Bad; Is Is Really So? The creation of evil is not evil, the ‘acquisition’ of or desire for evil, rather, is evil. For creation and bringing into existence look to all...

What Is The Reason For Creation Of The People Of Misguidance?

What is the reason for creation of the people of misguidance and the wisdom in it? Question: The very great complaints and massing of forces against the people of misguidance in the All Wise Book does not appear to the reason to be conformable with its equitable and apt eloquence...

Satan Does Everything He Can To Seduce Man

Satan Comes Upon Man From Different Directions We read in the Holy Book that (7:17) when God cursed Satan because of his haughty disobedience, Satan asked God to give him respite until the Day of Judgment and allow him to try to seduce human beings. When God gave him permission...

Sola Fide And Satan?

Is Faith Alone Enough Against Satan? Together with pointing out to mankind in the revealed scriptures great rewards like Paradise and terrible punishments like Hell, Almighty God gives guidance, and many admonishments and reminders, and threats and encouragement. Despite there being so many means guiding them to the straight path, the...

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