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What is Satan?
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 4:54 pm

WHAT IS SATAN?

It is our selfish desire. The exalted Messenger is reported to have said, "Every person has a Satan/Iblis within." The noble companions asked, "Even you O Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Yes! I have made it Muslim". This obviously means that he had absolute control over his desires.

Where is Satan?

The exalted Prophet once said that everyone has a Satan/Iblis within. Sahaba Kiraam respectfully asked, “Even you O Rasullullah?” He said, “Yes, I have made him a Muslim.” [Muslim 2:153, Ibn Majah, 1:191]

So, the Satan is not an extrinsic entity, it is our own selfish, unchecked or rebellious desire.

Please remember that Satan & Iblees are the two sides of the same coin.

So, the Satan is not an extrinsic entity, it is our own selfish, unchecked or rebellious desire. Please remember that Satan & Iblees are the two sides of the same coin. Satan, the fiery emotions instigate humans to sinister actions. Then the sorry emotions make us fall into despair and regret.