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Today's Ayat for Tuesday, 2020-10-20 / 3 Rabi' I 1442  

[And God] said: "What has kept thee from prostrating thyself when I commanded thee?" Answered [Iblis]: "I am better than he: Thou hast created me out of fire, whereas him Thou hast created out of clay."
  -- al-A'raf 7:12    as rendered by Muhammad Asad

 قَالَ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَلَّا تَسْجُدَ إِذْ أَمَرْتُكَ قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِين

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Commentary/example:

Here we see Satan/Iblis' first evil invention, he begins the history of racial discrimination. Satan thought himself superior to Adam (AS) on account of his origins. As happened that day, Satan has misled many of Adam’s descendants into also believing themselves greater to others, causing them to persecute and exploit their fellow persons. Quite frequently, religion has been used to give good reasons for racism.  Those reasons are from Man's avowed enemy.