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فَوَسْوَسَ لَهُمَا ٱلشَّيْطَانُ لِيُبْدِيَ لَهُمَا مَا وُورِيَ عَنْهُمَا مِن سَوْءَاتِهِمَا وَقَالَ مَا نَهَاكُمَا رَبُّكُمَا عَنْ هَـٰذِهِ ٱلشَّجَرَةِ إِلاَّ أَن تَكُونَا مَلَكَيْنِ أَوْ تَكُونَا مِنَ ٱلْخَالِدِينَ
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Tafsir al-Tustari

Then Satan whispered to them…He said:The whispering [of Satan] is [his] mentioning [something] (dhikr) [firstly] in the natural [predisposition](tabʿ), then in the lower self (nafs). [This suggestion] then [becomes] the desire (hamm), and finally the devising (tadbīr). The whispering of the Enemy [i.e. Satan] has three possible situations (maqāmāt): the first is when he calls a person and whispers to him, the second is when he feels secure knowing that the person has accepted [the suggestion], but the third is when his lot is only to wait and hope, and this is [his situation] with the veracious (ṣiddīqūn).His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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