zersk replied to your post:zersk replied to your post:Guy arguing that Iblis…
…demons. In Islam. I mean I guess you could see djinns as SORT of having a similar place but whaaaaaaaaat
Well, I mean, Shaitan is a thing, but even there it’s much different than Satan in Christianity, and, as I recall, kind of…ambiguous? Is it a person/entity, is it just like a force, is it part of the nature of humans or something external to it? All of the above? Like, Iblis is referred to as Shaitan, IIRC, but not every reference to Shaitan is a reference to Iblis, necessarily.
But yeah, I agree with you, too. I think this guy was equating jinn with demons, and knew the general Iblis narrative so he figured that jinn=demons=fallen angels, which is just so so wrong. And rather than reviewing his sources before answering a question, just kind of ran with it, and stuck to his guns when he was corrected.