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Creation of iblis

Q:

Sir my question is in verse 51 of surah kahaf allah says that allah donot witness ibless at the time of his creation means he donot know about what he was made from but in surah 7 verse 12 ibless says to allah that i m better than adam because he was created from mud and i was created from fire….plz explain these two verse…plzzzzzzzzzz

A:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

Firstly, no one can witness their own creation. To witness it you would need to be created first – otherwise, you would be nothing to witness in the first place.

Secondly – You do not have to witness something in order to know about it. For example, have you seen your intellect? There are other means to attain knowledge.

Thirdly – His knowledge of what he was created from could come from various sources including the use of his own investigation, the knowledge given to him by Allah SWT etc.

There is no contradiction between the ayahs.

Regards,

Sayyid Samer Hakim