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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?



  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)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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