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In the Quran, we are told that God ordained the angels to prostrate in front of Adam all of them prostrate except Iblees who was among the transgressor. My question is was Iblees an angel or a jinni if he was a jinni how did he fit in the midst of the angels?

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Iblees is amongst jinn as declared in the verse: “We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblees. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of me, when they are an enemy to you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers” (50:18). Iblees used to worship almighty Allah until he decided to become arrogant and looked down on Adam and refused the orders of the almighty Allah of prostrating to him.

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