Ayah

Word by Word
قَالَ
(Allah) said
مَا
What
مَنَعَكَ
prevented you
أَلَّا
that not
تَسۡجُدَ
you prostrate
إِذۡ
when
أَمَرۡتُكَۖ
I commanded you
قَالَ
(Shaitaan) said
أَنَا۠
I am
خَيۡرٞ
better
مِّنۡهُ
than him
خَلَقۡتَنِي
You created me
مِن
from
نَّارٖ
fire
وَخَلَقۡتَهُۥ
and You created him
مِن
from
طِينٖ
clay
قَالَ
(Allah) said
مَا
What
مَنَعَكَ
prevented you
أَلَّا
that not
تَسۡجُدَ
you prostrate
إِذۡ
when
أَمَرۡتُكَۖ
I commanded you
قَالَ
(Shaitaan) said
أَنَا۠
I am
خَيۡرٞ
better
مِّنۡهُ
than him
خَلَقۡتَنِي
You created me
مِن
from
نَّارٖ
fire
وَخَلَقۡتَهُۥ
and You created him
مِن
from
طِينٖ
clay

Translation

(Allah) said: "What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."

Tafsir

He, exalted be He, said, 'What prevented you from falling prostrate (allaa is [made up of] an-laa, the laa being extra) when I commanded you?' He [Iblees] said, 'I am better than him. You created me from fire, while him You created from clay'.

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