The concept of Satan in Christianity and Islam are most times different although there are some similarities. The noble Qur’an has more detailed description about who Satan is than the Bible which lack a great deal of information about Satan’s history.
In this write up, we shall be looking at Who is Satan from the Islamic and Christianity point of view, where they agree and where they are not in agreement.
In Islam, Shaytan is also known with other names. The word shaytan in Arabic is used to refer to every insolent and rebellious one. He is also known as Iblees because he has despaired of the mercy of Allah. Satan was one of the Jinn and was a devoted servant of Allah. Allah tells us that the jinn were created from fire (smokeless fire). This is evident from surah Rahman where Allah says, …show more content…
Among his many ways is by causing people to commit shirk, sins, innovation and act of disobedience, preventing people from obeying their creator, by calling forbidden things and evil by attractive names, preventing mankind from performing good deeds and act of kindness, by making falsehood to appear attractive and many other deceitful ways. Also in Christianity, same is the work of Satan to deceive Man. He works to block the truth from reaching the heart of man, he tempts man toward immorality and promotes false religion among many of his different ways. In conclusion, in both religions the end of Satan seems to point to the same direction. Islam teaches that at the end of time Satan will be doomed to the hellfire forever. Meanwhile the Christian also believe that Satan’s final judgement will come at the end of time and that his destruction is guaranteed through the death and resurrection of