[Aa`raf 7:12] Said Allah, "What prevented you, that you did not prostrate when I commanded you?" Answered Iblis, "I am better than him; You created me from fire whereas You created him from clay."

[Aa`raf 7:13] Said Allah, "Therefore go down from here - it does not befit you to stay here and be proud - exit, you are of the degraded."

[Aa`raf 7:14] He said, "Give me respite till the day when people will be resurrected."

[Aa`raf 7:15] Said Allah, "You are given respite."

[Aa`raf 7:16] He said, "Hence I swear by the fact that You sent me astray, I will certainly lay in wait for them on Your Straight Path."

[Aa`raf 7:17] "Then I will certainly approach them - from their front and from behind them and from their right and from their left; and You will find most of them not thankful."

[Aa`raf 7:18] He said, "Exit from here, rejected, outcast; indeed whoever among them follows your bidding, I will fill hell with all of you."

[Aa`raf 7:19] And said, "O Adam! You and your wife dwell in Paradise - therefore eat from it from wherever you wish, and do not approach this tree for you will become of those who transgress."

[Aa`raf 7:20] Then Satan created apprehensions in their hearts in order to disclose to them matters of their shame which were hidden from them, and said, "Your Lord has forbidden you from this tree, for you may become angels or immortals."

[Aa`raf 7:21] And he swore to them, "Indeed I am a well-wisher for both of you."

[Aa`raf 7:22] So he brought them down with deception; and when they tasted from that tree, their shame became manifest to them and they began attaching the leaves of Paradise on themselves; and their Lord said to them, "Did I not forbid you from that tree, and tell you that Satan is an open enemy to you?"