We created man of dried clay, of dark loam moulded;
Remember when thy Lord said to the Angels, I create man of dried clay, of dark loam moulded:
And when I shall have fashioned him and breathed of my spirit into him, then fall ye down and worship him.
And the Angels bowed down in worship, all of them, all together,
Save Eblis: he refused to be with those who bowed in worship.
O Eblis,9 said God, wherefore art thou not with those who bow down in worship?
He said, It beseemeth not me to bow in worship to man whom thou hast created of clay, of moulded loam.
He said, Begone then hence; thou art a stoned one,10
And the curse shall be on thee till the day of reckoning.
He said, O my Lord! respite me till the day when man shall be raised from the dead.
He said, One then of the respited shalt thou be
Till the day of the predestined time.
He said, O my Lord! because thou hast beguiled me, I will surely make all fair seeming to them11 on the earth; I will surely beguile them all;
He said, This is the right way with me;
For over none of my servants shalt thou have power, save those beguiled ones who shall follow thee.
And verily, Hell is the promise for them one and all.
It hath seven Portals;12 at each Portal is a separate band of them;
But mid gardens and fountains shall the pious dwell:
Enter ye therein in peace, secure
And all rancour will We remove from their bosoms: they shall sit as brethren, face to face, on couches:
Therein no weariness shall reach them, nor forth from it shall they be cast for ever.
Announce to my servants that I am the Gracious, the Merciful,
And that my chastisement is the grievous chastisement.
When they entered in unto him, and said, Peace.
Verily, said he, We fear you.
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