We don’t see the jinn but we said that they have choices and they were making choices even before Adam (AS) or a human being was created and their choices were sometimes good sometimes bad from them comes the one we call Lucifer or Iblees. Who is that? Who is Lucifer? Who is Iblees? You might say: he is the devil, the satan or shaytan as he is called in the Arabic language. But actually he started out as a worshiper of Allah (SWT) and he was worshiping and praying to Allah (SWT) and extolling Allah to the extent that Allah raised him up to be even with the angles. Now, remember this guy Iblees is an angle but he is worshiping alongside them because of his worship. Being so lovely and as a result, Allah raised him up. But then what happens Allah breathed soul into Adam, Allah commanded the Angles to prostrate before Adam as a sign of honor. Although Iblees was not an angle, he was included in the command to prostrate because he was striving to imitate the Angles in their behavior and deeds. However, Iblees thought too highly of himself and was arrogant. Ibn Abbas (RS) said, ‘’before he undertook the path among the residents of the earth and was one of the most active worshipers and knowledgeable person amidst the Angles. This fact caused him to be arrogant.
So Iblees refused to prostrate before Adam and said, ‘’ I am better than him (Adam), you created me from the fire, and him you created out of clay’’. This rebelliousness caused him to be expelled from the heavens and to be cursed by Allah. Thereupon, Iblees avowed to lead mankind astray and, ever since, he seeks to take each one of us into hellfire with him. He is thus, mankind’s greatest enemy.
IBLEES DESERVED TO BE LED ASTRAY;
Iblees deserved to be led astray because of what his hands earned for him. He took pride in himself and was not considerate of the fact that Allah is the one, who created him and taught him everything he is supposed to know.
The imitation was thus, from shaytan (i.e., pride, rebellion, and disobedience), and so he deserved to be left alone and as a result, he was misguiding and fell in Kufr. Allah tells us in the Quran that, ‘’Allah guides not the people who are al-fasiqoon (the rebellious and disobedient)”.
Allah is not unjust to anyone, injustice comes from the soul when the creation does injustice to himself and takes the path of Kufr, Allah leaves him to the way he chooses – even if he chooses Kufr because Allah is in no need of his creation if they turn away.