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The Expulsion of Iblis from Jannah, and His Reprieve until the Day of Resurrection Print E-mail

Allah tells us how He issued an unconditional command to Iblis to leave the position he held among the highest of heights. He told him that he was an outcast, i.e., cursed, and that he would be followed by a curse that would hound him until the Day of Resurrection. It was reported that Sa`id bin Jubayr said: "When Allah cursed Iblis, his image into something different from that of the angels, and he made a sound like a bell. Every bell that rings on this earth until the Day of Resurrection is part of that. This was reported by Ibn Abi Hatim.

﴿قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَآ أَغْوَيْتَنِى لأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ وَلأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ - إِلاَّ عِبَادَكَ مِنْهُمُ الْمُخْلَصِينَ - قَالَ هَذَا صِرَطٌ عَلَىَّ مُسْتَقِيمٌ - إِنَّ عِبَادِى لَيْسَ لَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ سُلْطَـنٌ إِلاَّ مَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْغَاوِينَ - وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمَوْعِدُهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ - لَهَا سَبْعَةُ أَبْوَابٍ لِكُلِّ بَابٍ مِّنْهُمْ جُزْءٌ مَّقْسُومٌ ﴾

(39. Iblis ﴾said: "O my Lord! Because You misled me, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all.'') (40. "Except Your chosen (guided) servants among them.'') (41. (Allah) said: "This is the way which will lead straight to Me.'') (42. "Certainly, you shall have no authority over My servants, except those of the astray who follow you.'') (43. And surely, Hell is the place promised for them all.) (44. It has seven gates, for each of those gates is a class assigned.)

 
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