Iblis & The Ego: Man's Major Adversaries






Skill Level

8 h





Iblis & The ego is set of incredible classes which take us right back to the origins of man and the creation of Adam. The infamous conversation between Allah and the Angels, in which Allah informs them he will create man. Then we see the superiority of this creation when Allah teaches Adam the names of all things. Allah describes man on this earth as a khalifah, a representative of Allah, one who will implement the religion of Allh on this earth, one who will populate this earth for a short period of time with the hope of being obedient servants. All of creation bows to Adam except Iblis, he refused out of arrogance claiming he is superior than the one who is created from clay.

“But when we told the angels, Bow down before Adam,’ they all bowed. But not Iblis, who refused and was arrogant”. 2:34

The story concludes with the mention of the sin of Adam and the sin of Iblis, but there is a huge lesson to learn from the two of them. They both sinned yet Adam was forgiven and praised while Iblis didn’t’ repent and was thrown in the fire.


The following topics will be covered within this course:

  • Earth’s original inhabitants.
  • The meaning of Khalifah.
  • Leadership, the duty of every competent man.
  • The importance of seeking knowledge.
  • The virtue of the people of knowledge over the commoner.
  • Was Iblis the fallen angel?
  • Arrogance and pride.
  • Adam and Hawa.
  • Adam’s test.
  • The minor slips of the Prophets.
  • Every action and decision has a consequence.


Farhan Mahmood is one of the lecturers at Islamic Courses Online. He completed his LLB in Law in 2009 and attained a distinction in an MSc in Management Consultancy in 2011. After gaining experience in Law, he took the route to becoming a student of knowledge in 2012. He graduated in 2018, and since then he has been teaching Arabic Language, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Tafsir.

Who is the course for?

This programme is suitable for those who would like to learn about Iblis & The Ego: Man’s Major Ego, a lively and interactive course, engaging all levels of students, at the convenience of their timetable.

  • For those wanted to know more about the creation of man.
  • For those who want to know about the responsibilities that Allah has placed on man in this earth.
  • Suitable for those who can to understand leadership.
  • Wanting to learn about the Prophets and their human nature.
  • For those who want to pace their learning according to their needs.
  • For those who want to gain a true and deep understanding of the Qur’an.
  • It is a course for those who want to engage in contemporary discussions based on traditional teachings of the Qur’an, especially here were we talk about evil and the creation of man.

Programme Overview:

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this module, the successful student will:

  1. Become grateful and humble, knowing that prefers those who have knowledge over those who don’t.
  2. Languages are ultimately from Allah, as Allah taught Adam the names of things.
  3. Aspire to become a leader and establish the deen of Allah on this earth.
  4. Understand the nature of Angels and duties they each carry out.
  5. Having greater confidence in Allah as he describes himself as Al-Hakeem.
  6. Be much confident in knowing their purpose in life.
  7. Arrogance and denial are fundamentally traits of Iblis.
  8. True contentment and pleasure of this world and the next is enjoyed with a life partner.
  9. Allah’s tests come in different manners, either through commands or prohibitions.

Learning Path

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood discusses the constituents of sentences with examples of nouns, verbs and prepositions.

Video 57 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood instructs how to create basic nominal sentences, and discusses definite & in-definite nouns.

Video 82 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood teaches the concept of gendered nouns, and the relationship between a subject and predicate based on gender.

Video 89 Min  

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood introduces dual and plural nouns, and the relationship between a subject and predicate based on number then
 continues the lesson on plural nouns with examples of dual endings, and
 concludes the lesson on singular, dual & plural nouns with detailed examples.

Total of 3 Videos 180 Min

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood discusses the types of verbs and patterns that emerge then continues the lesson on verbal sentences, also looking at the effect of gender on the verb, and summaries the lesson and discusses the components of basic verbal sentences.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood introduces different perspectives of verbs – positive & negative, transitive & intransitive, and active & passive, focuses on transitive & intransitive verbs and moves onto active & passive verb patterns.

Ustadh Farhan Mahmood ties the previous lessons together by looking at singular, dual and plural subjects & objects, discussing the imperfect verb, the imperative verb and discusses the object as a pronoun, with worked examples.
Ustadh Farhan Mahmood recaps and summarises the previous lessons, teaches the grammatical cases associated with nouns as well as verbs and
completes the first module in Arabic language with a discussion on verbal cases for the imperfect verb.

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