RESPITE (noun) is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a short period of rest and relief from something difficult or unpleasant (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/orexxspite?view=uk). The term respite is found numerous times throughout the texts, mostly in the Qur'an. In book seven, Iblis asked for respite after tempting Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (95). He asked for respite until the day the people rose up from the dead, where he would then try to sway them off the path to God (95). Even while God is being merciful and forgiving, granting Iblis respite, Iblis is still planning on trying to take God's followers off the straight path for banishing him to Hell.