Qur’an 7:11 Yea, indeed, we have created you, and then formed you; and then We said unto the angels, “Prostrate yourselves before Adam!” – whereupon they prostrated themselves, save Iblis: he was not among those who prostrated themselves.

Qur’an 7:12 [And God] said: “What has kept thee from prostrating thyself when I commanded thee?” Answered [Iblis]: “I am better than he: Thou hast created me out of fire, whereas him Thou hast created out of clay.”

Qur’an 7:13 [God] said: “Down with thee, then, from this [state] -for it is not meet for thee to show arrogance here! Go forth, then: verily, among the humiliated shalt thou be!”

Qur’an 7:14 Said [Iblis]: “Grant me a respite till the Day when all shall be raised from the dead.”

Qur’an 7:15 [And God] replied: “Verily, thou shalt be among those who are granted a respite.”

Qur’an 7:16 [Whereupon Iblis] said: “Now that Thou hast thwarted me,” shall most certainly lie in ambush for them all along Thy straight way,

Qur’an 7:17 and shall most certainly fall upon them openly as well as in a manner beyond their ken, and from their right and from their left: and most of them Thou wilt find ungrateful.”

Qur’an 7:18 [And God] said: “Go forth from here, disgraced and disowned! [And] as for such of them as follow thee – I will most certainly fill hell with you all!

Qur’an 7:19 And [as for thee], O Adam’, dwell thou and thy wife in this garden, and eat, both of you, whatever you may wish; but do not approach this one tree, lest you become evildoers!”

Qur’an 7:20 Thereupon Satan whispered unto the two with a view to making them conscious of their nakedness, of which [hitherto] they had been unaware; and he said: “Your Sustainer has but forbidden you this tree lest you two become. [as] angels, or lest you live forever.”

Qur’an 7:21 And he swore unto them, “Verily, I am of those who wish you well indeed!”

Qur’an 7:22 -and thus he led them on with deluding thoughts. But as soon as the two had tasted [the fruit] of the tree, they became conscious of their nakedness; and they began to cover themselves with pieced-together leaves from the garden. And their Sustainer called unto them: “Did I not forbid that tree unto you and tell you, `Verily, Satan is your open foe’?”

Qur’an 7:23 The two replied: “O our Sustainer! We have sinned against ourselves -and unless Thou grant us forgiveness and bestow Thy mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost!”

Qur’an 7:24 Said He: “Down with you, [and be henceforth] enemies unto one another, having on earth your abode and livelihood for a while:

Qur’an 7:25 there shall you live” – He added – “and there shall you die, and thence shall you be brought forth [on Resurrection Day]!

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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Arrogance is not only a sign of insecurity, but also a sign of immaturity. Mature and fully realised persons can get their points across, even emphatically without demeaning or intimidating others.