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Satan in Islam Compared to Satan in Christianity

Satan in Islam Compared to Satan in Christianity The Devil (Shaytan, Shaitan, Iblis) From an Islamic Perspective

Oct 3, 2009 Christine Benlafquih

Shaytan in Islam is the equivalent of Satan in Christianity. What do Muslims believe about the Devil? How does this differ from Christian beliefs?

Christian and Islamic theology both hold that the Devil is a being who tries to lead people into sin and ultimately, into the hell fire. Christians refer to the Devil as Satan or Lucifer, while Muslims refer to him as Shaytan (also spelled Shaitan) or Iblis.

Is Satan a Fallen Angel? Most Christians believe that the Devil, or Satan, is a fallen angel. In Christianity, a fallen angel is an angel who has been banished from heaven for rebellious or disobedient behavior. Henceforth, they are known as arch-angels, satans, or devils. Satan is believed to be the most powerful among them.

While the Bible does make reference to the fact that Satan was cast out from heaven, there is no verse in the Bible which specifically labels him either an angel or a fallen angel.

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