He is essentially the adversary in that religion. You could say that he is the promethean figure that is trying to lead humanity astray from Islam so they can no longer live in fear and find their own truth and path to achieve enlightenment.
Similar to Lucifer, he refused to bow down to humanity which led to his fall. However, before leaving Allah allowed him to tempt Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit which inevitably was a success and resulted in them being kicked out of paradise.
Now, here is the gnosis I got from him:
He essentially told me that he does not see the Islamic faith as a good thing and that everyone should think for themselves without fear. He wants humans to find their own truth and to not be restricted from religious dogma. He believes that true knowledge has no restrictions and there is nothing that should stand in your way to achieve it.
He is multifaceted and has many faces. Stories of him exist in many cultures and he is not bound by any of them. Just because he is connected to a certain faith does not mean he believes it as truth.
He only walks his own truth as he encourages other to walk theirs. While he does hold a lot of knowledge and experience, he does not expect practitioners to believe it just because he says so. He encourages experience and resonation, there are multiple truths and at the end of the day he only wants you to find yours.