The Ittaḥada are a series of sacred laws created to govern the Djinn, servants of chaos and destruction who represent a threat to all existence. These laws proved necessary as many Djinn existed who were as powerful as she, but who were not her equal in intellect. To enforce these laws, the powerful goddess Malikat Almayit (Saqar) would appoint the Shayāṭīn as a ruling class among the Djinn. They would be empowered by weapons and sorcery for the tasks appointed to them while adhering to doctrine within the Ittaḥada put there to control their actions.

Shayāṭīn originate as a race of gods called the Majānīn who were created by Saqar with her husband Majnūn Jānn before their madness led her husband to slay her. The Majānīn were a successor race to earlier gods who had destroyed themselves and which Saqar had taken pity upon by preserving the souls of her siblings and passing them through the Flames of Samūm (poison) giving birth to the Djinn. When she herself was slain, Saqar would also pass through the Flames of Samūm to assume her place as Queen of the Dead leaving her children in their fathers care.. when he cared nothing for them.

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But, the Majānīn had been creating lacking the ability to procreate as a means to prevent passing on the madness of their parents to any future generations. This had been the cause of the self destructive nature of the gods before them and Saqar did not wish to see history repeating itself. Instead, she would birth all the Majānīn and give her newborn children to their older siblings to raise on their own. A process which seemed to work until Saqar was slain leaving her children with no means to replenish their numbers. When their father also abandoned them, the Majānīn knew that they were doomed to remain childless unless answers could be found.

It had already been learned that they could produce offspring with Devils and Angels (through forbidden acts) which Majānīn then began courting to produce newborn life. The result of this would be the creation of two new races each retaining the hatreds which these races possessed for one another. Wars would erupt between them leading them to the same fate as the Djinn arriving in the Spirit World and passing through the Flames of Samūm. Through this process, the madness which was inherited by their Samiel (devils) and Mal'ak (angels) offspring would be burned away and they would be born anew.

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The word Shayāṭīn had been created to represent the common origins of angels and devils as the devils they descend from are born of the "fallen" angels rather than demons. That is not to say that these devils did not intermarry and mix their blood with demons (aka Šidana), it's that they retained their angelic beauty. It would be this beauty which Saqar favored, but it was that they were among the most intelligent of the Djinn which led her to elevate them into a ruling class. But, the Samiel and Mal'ak would remain adversaries leading to the creation of an accord within the Ittaḥada itself requiring union between them.

As their power was granted to them to hold control over their fellow Djinn, the sacred laws are more strictly enforced over the Shayāṭīn themselves. While the Ittaḥada would prevent the Shayāṭīn from directly engaging one another in battle, they would continue their own private conflicts through minions and manipulation. The oldest and most powerful of the Shayāṭīn live and rule from Mount Qaf, the highest of the emerald mountains surrounding the entire Realm of Samūm. They serve in the role of Celestial Judges whose role is to administrate over lesser Shayāṭīn unless ordered into battle by Majnūn Jānn and Saqar.

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When Majnūn Jānn himself entered the Realm of Samūm, he would pass through the flames and be reborn as Āl-Ḡallāb Mārid Shayāṭīn (Almighty Devil of the Shayāṭīn) and assume rule over the Samiel. Majnūn Jānn would establish their lands to the west which were mostly deserts with vast subterranean waters and oases above the sands. These lands would be named Sammana by his Harem Queen Sulṭāna Aaliyah (the Sublime Tigress) and it was she who ordered the construction of a Great Wall made from glass stronger than steel to separate Sammana from Šmayyana.

The Samiel were far more likely to violate the uneasy truce which is why they were made to create the Great wall that separates Samūm into two lands. The Samiel represent the elements of earth, wind and fire who were said to be created from smoke and whose snake-like attributes represent the lands they rule over. The Mal'ak would rename Saqar Āl-Ḡallāb Mal'ak Shayāṭīn (Almighty Angel of the Shayāṭīn) and ruler of the heavenly paradise they call Šmayyana. The Mal'ak are vain and prideful of their beauty representing the elements of fire, water and air and who were said to be created from heat and light (smokeless fire).