This question has been bothering me for a while and I can’t seem to find an answer, if anyone can provide information (and sources) it’d be much appreciated.
Does Iblees only use shayateens to lead us astray? Is waswasa and nightmares from only shayateens or does Iblees also directly do these actions to try make us reject Allah (swt)?
My family and I have been discussing this topic and my siblings say that Iblis cannot be everywhere, that Iblees cannot whisper to all of us, he has created shayateens for this. They say that because Iblees cannot be everywhere, he uses these shayateens to lead us astray; that we all have one with us.
In the verse where Iblees says that he will attack us from the front, left, right and between our hands when we are on the straight path, does this mean he will directly attack us or use his army of shayateens to? Alternatively, can we infer that BOTH Iblees and his shayateens will try and influence us? That iblees does not only use his army but also directly attempts to make mankind reject Allah (swt).
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