Iblis (Shaytan) was jealous and envied Adam (as) because he felt it was unfair that Adam was given such a high status immediately after Iblis had worked so hard for so long to get to where he was, amongst the angels. Even the angels asked questions about why Allah created mankind when they would surely cause corruption and commit sins anyway. In both cases, there were logical arguments. But, in both cases, Allah protected Adam. Allah protected mankind! Allah cursed Iblis. Allah told the Angels that they don’t know what He knows. If you have one friend in this world, it should be without a doubt Allah. The first to protect you and the One to give you everything you have!
What this tells us is that Allah believed in us!
The question is, do we believe in Him?
— Mobeen Hakeem