Satan

"Satan before the Lord"

Satan (meaning "the enemy" or "the trouble-maker" in Hebrew), sometimes called the Devil, is a figure found in the writings of the Abrahamic religions. Muslims, Christians and Jews believe that he tempts people to do bad things. His role is to question and tempt people's faith. They also say that he was once an angel named Lucifer.

In Satanism, Satan is thought to be just a metaphor for what humans want. In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered to be a good force.

In the Quran

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.
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Afrikaans: Satan
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العربية: شيطان
asturianu: Satanás
azərbaycanca: Şeytan
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English: Satan
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Esperanto: Satano
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ГӀалгӀай: Йилбаз
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌳𐌹𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌻𐌿𐍃
한국어: 사탄
հայերեն: Սատանա
हिन्दी: शैतान
hrvatski: Sotona
Ido: Satano
Bahasa Indonesia: Setan
isiXhosa: USathane
íslenska: Satan
italiano: Satana
עברית: שטן
ქართული: ეშმაკი
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Kreyòl ayisyen: Satan
kurdî: Şeytan
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slovenščina: Satan
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Сатана
ślůnski: Szatan
српски / srpski: Сатана
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Satana
suomi: Saatana
svenska: Satan
தமிழ்: சாத்தான்
татарча/tatarça: Шайтан
తెలుగు: షైతాన్
ไทย: ซาตาน
тоҷикӣ: Шайтон
Türkçe: Şeytan
українська: Сатана
vepsän kel’: Soton
Tiếng Việt: Satan
Winaray: Satanas
Zazaki: Şeytan
žemaitėška: Šetuons
中文: 撒但