Al-Quran Surah 38. Sad, Ayah 76

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قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِنْهُ ۖ خَلَقْتَنِي مِنْ نَارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِنْ طِينٍ

Asad : Answered [Iblls]: "I am better than he: Thou hast created me out of fire,60 whereas him Thou hast created out of clay."
Malik : Iblees said: "I am better than him: You created me from fire and created him from clay."
Mustafa Khattab :

He replied, “I am better than he is: You created me from fire and him from clay.”

Pickthall : He said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire, whilst him Thou didst create of clay.
Yusuf Ali : (Iblis) said: "I am better than he: Thou createdst me from fire and him Thou createdst from clay."
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Asad 60 I.e., out of something non-corporeal and, therefore (in the view of Iblis), superior to the "clay" out of which man has been created. Inasmuch as "fire" is a symbol of passion, the above "saying" of Iblis contains, I believe, a subtle allusion to the Qur'anic concept of the "satanic forces" (shayatin) active within man's own heart: forces engendered by uncontrolled passions and love of self, symbolized by the preceding characterization of Iblis, the foremost of the shayatin, as "one of those who think only of themselves as high" (min al-'al~n).

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