In Islam, a shayṭān is any sort of evil creature. The Qu'ran describes Satan as arrogant. The story about him begins in surah
Baqarah. It states that Satan views himself as a greater entity than God's other creations because he was created from fire. After this, the Qu'ran states:
(Allah) said: "What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.