Who created Shaitaan?

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Who created Shaitaan?

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There is only One Creator Who created everything that exists, and that is Allah Subhanah.   Thus, the Shayateen, who are amongst the jinn and humans, are also a creation of Allah.



Allah Subhanah created everything in the heavens and the earth, and everything that exists in between. And amongst all His creation, He gave intelligence and the free will to choose, to only two of His creations as a test:  human beings and jinns.


Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2:He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 51 Surah Dhariyat verse 56:I have not created the jinn and men except for this that they should worship Me alone.


Thus, the Shayaateen are not another separate creation, but rather one (from amongst the jinn and humans) become a Shaitaan himself because of his own deeds.  The Shaitaan is not one entity, but rather whoever amongst the jinn and men rebels, disobeys, and challenges the authority of Allah of his own free will, becomes a Shaitaan or plural Shayateen.  


Allah Subhanah created jinn and men for His worship, and He gave them the free will to choose between Right and wrong, Guidance and mis-guidance, Truth and falsehood.   He made apparent the Truth and falsehood, Right and wrong, through His Guidance and His Messengers.   And He also made known the result and destination of those who chose either of the two Paths. The ones who believed and did righteous deeds, would deserve His Mercy and Forgiveness and have been promised the eternal reward and pleasure of their Creator, and Paradise.   And the ones who dis-believed and did evil deeds, would deserve His Wrath and Anger, and have been promised the everlasting torture of the Hell Fire.


Thus, one is not created a Shaitaan; but anyone from amongst the jinn and humans, who choose with their own free will to dis-obey and rebel against the commands of his Creator, becomes a Shaitaan.  And because we are in a test for the prescribed period of this worldly life, He has allowed both, the good and the evil, to carry on following the Paths which they have chosen of their own free will.  On the Day of Judgment, Allah will decide with Justice who amongst the men and jinn deserve Paradise, and who amongst them deserve Hell Fire.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



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