Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves in elaborate detail on Surah Araf verse 11.
Iblees’s status was elevated more than the angels because of how much effort and work Iblis put in. Iblis and all the angels were commanded to bow down to the creation of Adam. However, Iblis objected and said – “What’s so awesome about him? I’m created from fire and Allah created him from clay “You didn’t have everyone bow for me?” Allah exposed Iblis’s motive of worshiping Allah all along which was only for recognition and not to please Allah.
A point of interest is that though both Adam and Iblis disobeyed Allah, Iblis tried to justify it, while Adam didn’t try to justify it. The first human being that could’ve asked that question is Adam, but yet he didn’t, in humility. Whereas Iblis tried to offer a logical excuse. Adam’s response was humility, he was embarrassed that no matter how logical I think I am, I can’t be more logical than Allah and when I make a mistake I will take ownership instead of blaming Allah.
Prophet ﷺ said that all children of Adam make mistakes.but the believers own up to the mistakes and repent. The Prophet ﷺ also said, “By the One in whose hand is my soul, if you did not commit sin, Allah would replace you with people who would commit sin then pray for forgiveness.” Prophet ﷺ says ” Every son of Adam sins and the best of those who sin are those who repent.”
Series by Nouman Ali Khan
- Amazed by the Quran
- Commanding Good & Forbidding Evil
- Explanation Of Surah Al-Fatihah
- Jesus in the Quran
- Ramadan 2018
- Ramadan 2019 Gems
- Reflections On Surah Yaseen
- Reminders of the Last 10 Nights
- Story of Musa and Khidr
- Studying Surah Al Mulk
- Surah Al-Baqarah
- Surah Yusuf
- Tafsir of Juz Amma
- That's Messed Up
- The Attacks Of The Devil
- The Ayah of Ramadan
- The Gulf Tour
- When Muslims Work Together
- Ramadan 2017 With The Quran
About Nouman Ali Khan
Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah and serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars and Bayyinah TV. His serious Arabic training began in the U.S. in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and former principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.