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?
- A jinn.
- Ibleess is shaitaan.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)