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And there is not a thing, but with Us are the stores thereof. And We send it not down except in a known measure.

And We send the winds fertilizing (to fill heavily the clouds with water), then caused the water (rain) to descend from the sky, and We gave it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores [i.e. to give water to whom you like or to withhold it from whom you like].

And certainly We! We it is Who give life, and cause death, and We are the Inheritors.

And indeed, We know the first generations of you who had passed away, and indeed, We know the present generations of you (mankind), and also those who will come afterwards.

And verily, your Lord will gather them together. Truly, He is All-Wise, All-Knowing.

And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.

And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels:"I am going to create a man (Adam) from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.

"So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him."

So, the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together.

Except Iblis (Satan), - he refused to be among the prostrators.

(Allah) said:"O Iblis (Satan)! What is your reason for not being among the prostrators?"

[Iblis (Satan)] said:"I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud."

(Allah) said:"Then, get out from here, for verily, you are Rajim (an outcast or a cursed one)." [Tafsir At-Tabari]

"And verily, the curse shall be upon you till the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)."

[Iblis (Satan)] said:"O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected."

Allah said:"Then, verily, you are of those reprieved,

"Till the Day of the time appointed."

[Iblis (Satan)] said:"O my Lord! Because you misled me, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all.

"Except Your chosen, (guided) slaves among them."