𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐲𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐝𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐲𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Was the shaytan among the angels when he refused to prostrate to Adam the prostration of honor that Almighty Allah commanded all the angels to do?
How was Shaytan able to reach Adam and whisper to him while he was in Paradise?
How it was possible despite Satan refusing to prostrate to Adam.
Almighty Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:
I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Satan.
“He (Allah) said, “Get out of here, condemned, rejected. Indeed, whosoever will follow you from among them, I will fill Hell with all of you together.” Quran Surah Al-A’raf= Chapter the heights (7:18)
Shaytan descended the Earth in two stages:
Expulsion from the mercy of Almighty Allah
The command to descend from Paradise and sky to earth with Adam and Eve each other is an enemy.
Some commentators of the Noble Qur’an have different opinions regarding the interpretation of this noble verse and the saying that Shaytan was expelled from paradise – But there is no evidence to begin with that Shaytan was ordered to enter Paradise in the first place first place, whether alone or with the angels.
There is no evidence to indicate that the place where Shaytan and the angels commanded to prostrate to Adam, peace be upon him, was in Paradise.
Rather, what is meant by the interpretation of the verse “He (Allah) said, “Get out of here, condemned, rejected. Indeed, whosoever will follow you from among them, I will fill Hell with all of you together.” Surah Al-A’raf= Chapter the heights Qur’an (7:18)
Is that Almighty Allah initially expelled the shaytan out of the high position in which he was raised to due to his initially of being a good worshipper and not showing arrogance, so he was awarded a high position with the angels. This statement is refutation to those who worship shaytan and think that he was a victim.
Regarding the issue of the shaytan refusal of the prostration= Sujood to Adam, some scholars believe that the creation of Eve is related to that matter. Because this is based on whispering, and some scholars believe Almighty Allah created Eve before ordering Adam to enter paradise and this group of scholars quoting the following Quranic verse as an evidence:
“And We said, “O ’Ādam, dwell, you, and your wife, in Paradise; and eat at pleasure wherever you like, but do not go near this tree, otherwise you will be (counted) among the transgressors.” Surah Al-Baqarah= Chapter the Cow Qur’an (2:35).
Other scholars say that Almighty Allah created Adam first and made him live in Paradise. Rather, He created Eve, so he felt his wildness, so he created Eve from his rib. Therefore, God the Blessed and Exalted said.
“He is the One who has created you from a single soul, and out of him created his wife” Surah Al-A’raf= Chapter the heights Qur’an (7:189)
After that, after our father Adam and our mother Eve entered paradise, Shaytan started whispering and for sure the whispering of shaytan occurred as per the text of the Noble Qur’an.
“Then Satan whispered to them, so that he might expose to them their shame that was hidden from them; and said, “Your Lord has not prohibited this tree for you, but to avoid your becoming angels or your becoming eternal.” Surah Al-A’raf=Chapter the heights Qur’an (7:20)
But how did Shaytan reach Adam and whispered?
Some uniformed relate stories not raised or related to Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him via authentica narrations indicating that.
Shaytan asked the serpent to enter paradise to whisper to Adam in the gills of the serpent, which means that the serpent accepted to carry shaytan in its gills by the decree of Almighty Allah.
And the shaytan was able to reach our father Adam in this way, urging him to disobey Almighty Allah, and to eat from the tree.
Some scholars indicated that the shaytan was outside paradise, but shaytan has capabilities in whispering without the need to enter Paradise, since Shaytan is a form of Jinn and Jinn has more abilities than humans.
If modern day humans have invited phone communications to remotely speak between two people across the world and no other human can hear. So how about Jinn capabilities. Subhan Allah
When did Almighty Allah punished everyone and expelled all of them out:
“He said (to ’Ādam and Iblīs), “Go down from here, all of you, some of you enemies of some others. Then, should some guidance come to you from Me, the one who follows My guidance shall not go astray, nor shall he be in trouble.” Chapter Taha Qur’an (20:123)
And the enmity between the sons of Adam, Shaytan, and the serpent continued, and the punishment for the serpent was that its legs were cut off and became as we see it nowadays.
Eve was punished with menstrual blood, as it appears from the Sunnah that it was the one who advised our father Adam to eat from the tree.
On Adam’s Garden being in Heaven or on Earth?
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
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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.