It is narrated that when Satan was ordered out of the
Heaven, he submitted to Allah in the following manner:
' O Allah! What has happened to my supplications offered
over a long span of seven thousand years?'
Allah replied, ' We shall reward you what you ask for
as a compensation for your prayers.'
Satan said, ' O Allah! Give me respite till the Day
Allah replied, ' You are given the respite!'
Satan said, ' My second wish is that I am given the
faculty to create doubts and fears in the hearts of
the human beings.'
This wish of Satan too was also granted. In granting
this wish Allah had a strategy in view.
Hazrat Adam (a.s) beseeched Allah thus,' O Creator!
You have not only provided respite to this formidable
enemy of my progeny till the Day of Judgement, you have
also given him faculty to cause fears and temptations
in the hearts of poor progeny! They will be helpless
at the mercy of Satan!
Allah said, ' O Adam (a.s.)! Don't be disturbed! With
every Satan there will be an angel created by us., These
angels will help your progeny to guard against the trap
set by Satan.'