عنوان مقاله [English]
Having been prepared with descriptive-analytical method and based on library studies, this research is intended to touch upon the semantics of types of “Satan’s steps” (khuṭuwāt al-Shayṭān) in the Holy Qur’ān. With regard to the verses of the Qur’an, the Satan’s steps can be briefly defined as man’s being misguided by the Satan, which takes place in a gradual and accurate course of time. In this writing, several models of different Satan’s steps are introduced that each has been semantically studied in a methodical manner and some of their instances in the Qur’ān are mentioned. The models are as follows: 1. Winding movement of the Satan around the Straight Path, 2. The deviated-circular movement of the Satan around the Straight Path, 3. The deviated-transferring movement of the Satan on a steady line, 4. The deviated-transferring movement of the Satan on a curved line, 5. Deviation from the Straight Path on a hidden line. The Satan’s movement and some of its instances are: the gradual expansion of the sins’ scope; slow movement with slight angle of deviation; innovation and expediency; insanity resulting from contact with the Satan, non-recognition of the Satan, creating fear, etc.