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    Allah referred Iblees as an angel.

    When your Lord said to the angels: Indeed, I am about to create a mortal out of clay,

    And when I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My (created) Spirit, then fall down before him prostrate,

    The angels fell down prostrate, every one,

    Except Iblis; he was arrogant and became one of the disbelievers.

    He [Allah] said: O Iblis, What hinders you from falling prostrate before that which I have created with both My hands? Are you too proud or are you of the high exalted?

    He (Satan) said: I am better than him. You created me of fire, whilst him You did create of clay.

    He [Allah] said: Go forth from hence, for indeed, you are outcast,

    And indeed, My curse is on you till the Day of Judgment.

    He (Satan) said: My Lord, Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

    He [Allah] said: Indeed, you are of those reprieved

    Until the day of the time appointed.

    He (Satan) said: Then, by Your might, I surely will beguile them every one,

    Except Your single-minded slaves among them.

    He said: The Truth is, and the Truth I speak,

    That I shall fill hell with you and with such of them as follow you, together.

    Say (O Muhammad, to mankind): I ask of you no fee for this, and I am no simulating.

    Indeed, it is naught else than a reminder for all people

    And you will come in time to know the truth thereof.

    [Qur'an 38: 71 - 88]

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    Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
    There was an angelic tribe of
    jinn, and Iblis belonged to it. He governed all in between the heaven and the earth.
    Tabari Volume 1.