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Iblees vs Shaytaan

What is the difference between Iblees and Shaytaan? Why is Iblees mentioned at some points in the Qu’ran and shaytaan in others. This article clarifies between the two.

The name Iblees is mentioned in the Qur’an in a number of places when Allah mentions the story when he [Iblees] was commanded to prostrate to Adam The story of Adam is related in the Qur’an in many places and in every time it is mentioned Allah mentions the divine command of prostrating to Adam that was given to Iblees and how he refused to prostrate to Adam. The name Shaytaan is never mentioned in these instances.