Surah Muddassir Verse 11-16

ذَرْنِي وَمَنْ خَلَقْتُ وَحِيدًا وَجَعَلْتُ لَهُ مَالًا مَّمْدُودًا وَبَنِينَ شُهُودًا
وَمَهَّدتُّ لَهُ تَمْهِيدًا ثُمَّ يَطْمَعُ أَنْ أَزِيدَ كَلَّا إِنَّهُ كَانَ لِآيَاتِنَا عَنِيدًا

“Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely, and gave him abundant wealth, and sons living in his presence, to whom I made (life) smooth and comfortable; yet he desires that I should give him more. Never. He has been stubborn to Our signs”


Imam Baqir (as) explained the above verses by saying, “Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely”. This verse refers to Iblis – may Allah’s curse be on him – who was created alone, without a father or mother.

“And gave him abundant wealth” refers to (Iblis’) government which will continue until a known day, the day of the rising of the Qaem (as).

“He has been stubborn to Our signs” This verse means that Iblis is “stubborn” toward the Imams (as) and he deviates people from their path, inviting people to other paths. Verily the Imams (as) are the “signs” of Allah. (Taweel Al Ayat Al Zahirah page 709)