A thread on the devil in Islamic tradition and folklore
It is related that God created angels on Wednesday, jinn on Thursday, and humans on Friday
Other traditions indicate he and his tribe of djinn were guardians of paradise.
When the djinn filled the earth with corruption, Al Harith led the believing djinn and the angels in battle against them driving them into the mountains, the caves, to Mount Qaf, and onto islands.
Yet another claims Al Harith was raised as a small djinn child among the angels.
In any case he is favored by God and dwells in heaven. That is until the creation of Adam
For his disobedience, he is transformed into Iblis and made shaiytan (Satan)
Some of them include:
Danhaash who troubles pregnant women
Zalambur who causes deception in business
Dasim who disrupts the domestic home
The one-eyed Awar who encourages adultery and tries to convince you it is good & empowering. Think of him as the PR guy for cheating. (Temptation Island would be his favorite show 😉)
Wasin who causes anxiety and sorrow
Mazbut who governs false news and gossip
Haffan who encourages drunkenness
His sons are also some of the djinn kings of the days of the week.
She appears in dreams and magicians invoke her to work their arts
He is also father of ghuls, qatarib (night birds), snakes, and scorpions
He wanders the world with his offspring and tribe of shaiytan and tempts humans into wickedness. But he is not all-powerful
It is also said he is bound and chained up during the month of Ramadan and cannot work his mischief
So he walks the earth hobbled and can be heard coming from the rattling of chains
He’s also associated with snakes and peacocks as two creatures he fooled and tempted in the Garden
The army will be defeated by the second coming of Isa or Jesus