Anzu pursued by Ninurta, palace relief, Nineveh

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...

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...

Turkish Siyah Qalam depiction of Iblis, appearing as a black man wearing a headcover.

Iblis

What Is Iblis? Iblīs (or Eblis)[1] is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation of Adam and the command to prostrate himself before him. After he refused, he was cast out of heaven. For many classical scholars, he was an angel,[2][3] but regarded as a jinn in most contemporary scholarship.[4] Due to his fall from God’s...

Zulqarnayn with the help of some jinn, building the Iron Wall to keep the barbarian Gog and Magog from civilized peoples (16th century Persian miniature)

What Is Jinn?

Jinn Djinn (الجن‎, al-jinn), also Romanized as djinn or Anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of spirits or demons, depending on source)[1][2] are supernatural creatures in Islam. Besides the jinn, Islam acknowledges the existence of demons (Shayāṭīn). The lines between demons and jinn are blurred, since malevolent jinn are also called shayāṭīn.[3][4] However both Islam and Western scholarship generally distinguishes between angels, jinn and demons (shayāṭīn) as three...

What Is Jinni?

Jinni Jinni, plural jinn, also called genie, Arabic jinnī, in Arabic mythology, a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils. Ghūl (treacherous spirits of changing shape), ʿifrīt (diabolic, evil spirits), and siʿlā (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn. Jinn are beings of flame or air who are capable of assuming human or animal form and are...

Jinn And Their Functions

Jinn And Their Functions The literal meaning of jinn is “something hidden or veiled from sight.” As mentioned earlier, jinn are a species of invisible beings. A short Qur’anic chapter is named for them, and in it we learn that a band of jinn listened to Prophet Muhammad, upon him...

Jinn And Human Beings

Jinn And Human Beings Contact With Jinn And Their Influence On Human Beings Some people can go into a trance and contact beings from the invisible realms. However, we should remember that whether these are angels or jinn, invisible beings have their own conditions of life and are bound to...

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,...

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 Satan And Why Was He Created?

What Is Satan And Why Was He Created? Satan was, like the Jinn among whom he mostly was, also created from ‘fire’. Before he was put to the test of obedience and sincerity through Adam, he had been in the company of angels; acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike...

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...

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...

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...

Satan’s Cunning Wiles

Satan’s Cunning Wiles Satan Deceives People With Narrow Minds, Short Views, … F i r s t P o i n t : One of Satan’s most cunning wiles is to deceive people with narrow minds, short views, and constricted hearts concerning the immensity of the truths of belief. He...

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