Allah has informed us of His enemy, Iblis, when He asked him why he refused to prostrate to Adam. Iblis argued that he was better than Adam, and asked Allah to allow him respite, and He allowed him so. Then Iblis said: Because you have sent me astray, surely, I will lie in wait against them on Your Straight Path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, and you will not find most of them thankful ones. (Al-Araaf : Verse 16-17).