Just as Adam(a.s) is the Father of all human beings, so is Satan the father of all Jinn (genies) and just as there are believers and renegades  (nonbelievers) in humans, so also there are believers and renegades (non-believers)in the Jinns also. Allah created man from dust and water, and Jinns from smokeless fire:

He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery.

And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke:
Quran: 55-14,15


Allah created man the best of His creations, and asked His other creations to bow to man. All of them conceded but Satan was very haughty and vain and refused and thought himself too high and did not want to obey the Great Lord Almighty; hence, the Lord cursed him forever:


He (Satan) said "Seest Thou? This is the one whom thou hast honored above me! If Thou wilt but respite me (give me time) to the Day of Judgment I will surely bring his descendants under my sway all but a few!"

Allah said: "Go thy way; if any of them follow thee verily Hell will be the recompense for you (all) an ample recompense.

        "Lead to destruction those whom thou canst among them with thy (seductive) voice; make assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy infantry; mutually sharewith them wealth and children; and make promises to them. But Satan promises them nothing but deceit.
Quran-17:62, 63, 64.


Allah did curse him but he (satan) said: "I will take of Thy servants a portion marked off.”

     "I will mislead them and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah."  Whoever forsaking Allah takes Satan for a friend hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest (obviously, distinct, & noticeable).

Satan makes them promises and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception.

They (who succumb to Satan) will have their dwelling in hell and from it they will find no way of escape.

Quran – 4:118 – 121


Persons who take Satan for a friend are such ignorant people who have betrayed themselves and their dignified stature which their Magnanimous Lord ordained for them to the wretchedness of the fire of hell. Little do they know that however great be the promise of Satan, it is only deceit to entice them towards hell and its tortures. Also on the other hand Satan would never fulfill his promise either in this world or the next; and a great pity it is to find the majority of the people of the World are waylaid and cheated and betrayed by Satan to be burned and tortured in hell; because Satan shows them perversity, obscenity, indecency, depravity, debauchery, cheating, fraud, dishonesty and disgusting things far more attractive and beautiful to the eyes of the majority of the people than honesty, discipline, righteousness and gratefulness; but people who love God Almighty see through this or regret and repent and come out of satan’s evil and save their noble origin in which God Almighty created them and ordained for them (the best of ALL CREATIONS); 


Those who (truly) believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil: so fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan.


Jinns  i.e (satan) are lower creations than human beings.

Some people think that the Jinns are a greater and a more sophisticated creation of God –this is absolutely wrong for Allah says in the Quran that the humans are the best of Allah’s creation and also all the revelations were given and revealed to men and Jinns thru the Prophets who were all chosen from the human beings and not the Jinns; thus clearly delineating that men are far more superior than Jinns.


There are a lot of Islamic scholars who say that Harut and Marut (mentioned in the Quran 2:102) were devils. I cannot understand this as to why they say so, for Allah clearly states Harut and Marut were two angels; angels in the sense that they were two very pious and righteous men who lived in Babylon and these men taught an art which was very risky and they warned people against learning  it;  and dissuaded people from learning it saying that they themselves were trials and learning and misusing these knowledge (arts) would  instantaneously make them Kafirs (disbelievers) – we should understand that IF Harut and Marut were devils, they would not have given this warning; they would have encouraged people to learn it and also would have urged them to misuse it as much as they want for that is what Satan and his associates are for – to make as many people kafirs as possible; hence, there was no necessity for them to warn people against learning and misusing this art; and also Allah clearly states that it was only Satan who learned this art and perverted it and taught sorcery to the people. Allah also clearly states that they (Harut and Marut) never taught sorcery to anyone.


A lot of people say that such and such Alims have made Jinns as their Slaves and that they are very  very powerful because they are helped by Jinns who carry out their commands, -  this is absolutely a very wrong opinion. No man or woman could ever enslave a Jinn, for the Jinns were subdued only for Sulaiman(A.S) (king Solomon) and after him there was never anyone who could enslave a Jinn, for Sulaiman(a.s) asked God to help him have a kingdom that none after him would ever have; and one of the traits of this power is that God gave him a whip made of fire to control the Jinns. None other than him were ever given the like to tame or command Jinns. The whips we have are all made of dust (sand) and with this we would never be able to enslave a Jinn, who are created with fire. On the other hand, it is men who become slaves to Jinns (satan) by trying to get petty fulfillments thru Satan (Jinn) thus becoming slaves to Jinns. In doing so, they sell their souls to Satan to get their whims and fancies satisfied – but in the end, they would only know that they were deceived and fooled treacherously and tremendously and not a single promise of theirs were fulfilled; for Allah says in the Quran –


 But Satan promises them nothing but deceit.


`True there were persons among mankind who took shelter with persons  among the Jinns (became slaves to Jinns) but they increased them in their  revolt (against Allah).
Quran: 72:6 


At the time of death, Satan would snatch their souls and take the souls to be his servant to serve satan till the last hour is established; and people who succumbed to satan will only know that all that satan promised to them were all foolish tricks of satan and all they got from satan were only tremendous cheats of satan. Allah says –


         And they learned what harmed them not, nor what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter.  And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls (to Satan) if they but knew!
Quran: 2-102 


Allah says for all the whims and fancies they thought Satan would give them, they sold their souls to satan – and in the end, they would know that Satan did not give them anything except deceit; and miserable and vile was the price they were paid for the souls which they sold to Satan.

God wants to upgrade, dignify, elevate, and honor people and make them enter most ecstatic, blissful, and respectable abodes; and Satan on the other hand wants to deprave, degrade, dishonor, and thrust people into ignoble, torturous, burning hell. God gives you a way to attain what He has for you, a way most pure, most trustworthy, clean, faultless, chaste, unpolluted, and uncorrupted and Satan gives you the opposite way to this. All the Messengers of God appeared to show you God’s way and warn you against Satan and his treacherous ways – from the beginning of the Universe, there has been just ONE and ONLY WAY – the right way to God and Paradise and this way has been renewed and cleansed and Religion purified time and again by Prophets of God when they were corrupted or polluted by people and the final purification and revelation was done by Prophet Mohammed(s.a.w)and Quran a faultless and pure revelation to date which has not been contaminated by the treacherous Satan and his associates. Anyone with Common Sense and Wisdom would gratefully acknowledge with gratitude the Magnanimous Benevolence and Bounty of the One Great Lord and follow them to Victory and Success in this world and the next. – Then again it is your TOTAL FREEDOM to take what you want; and follow The Great Lord or Satan. Hope you make the right Choice – [AMEEN].

A.H.Nazeer Ahmed