[ Saheeh International ]
His [devil] companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he [himself] was in extreme error."
4961 See last note. But some people understand by "Companion" here an evil associate in the world, an evil one who misled.
4962 Our Lord. One man speaks: "I did not", etc. Yet he uses the plural pronoun in saying, "Our Lord". This is beautifully appropriate, as he is speaking so as to include the person to be judged: as if he were to say, "Thou art my Lord, or the Lord of us angels or of all Creation, but Thou art his Lord also, for Thou didst cherish him and warn him, and he owed duties to Thee."
4963 Neither the Recording Angels nor the misused limbs and faculties, nor anything else whatever was responsible for the Evil: it was the personal responsibility of the Doer himself, with his free will.