Shaitaan

Q: My question is that who was shaytan before be was sent down from heaven? Was he a jinn? Or an angel? What is the difference between iblis and shaytan?

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A: 

  1. A jinn.
  2. Ibleess is shaitaan.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)