Angels in Islam
The concept of angels in Islam is probably very different from anything you’ve ever heard before. Western society has idealized to the point where angels most people think they are naked children with arrows and blonde locks. This concept is actually derived from Greek and Roman pagan beliefs in the false god Cupid. But the angels in Islam occupy a very high and sacred.
You should first discuss the concept of angels in Islam. Popular mythology suggests that there are angels who disobeyed and rebelled against Allah (God). For Muslims, this idea is madness. Angels in Islam do not have a choice of how humans. In Islam, the angels were not created with a will and then do not disobey Allah. They do what God tells them to do.
No one knows when the angels were created, but were a lot of time before humans. We know from the Qur’an in which Allah says:
Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I want to create a vicar on earth.” They said: “Wilt thou place therein one who will do evil and shed blood while we celebrate Your praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what you do not know” 2:30 ..
Angels Look Like?
Angels in Islam have a very particular. Although there are very few men who have seen angels in their original form, we know different facts about the angels of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
* The angels are made of light, while the jinn are made from fire, and humanity is the ground clay.
* The angels are very large.
* They have wings, sometimes in pairs of two, three or four.
* They are extremely beautiful. With the exception of the Angel of Death.
* There is neither male nor female.
* It may take the form of human beings.
* Angels do not eat. We know from their visit to the Prophet Ibrahim, as stated in the Qur’an.
Unlike other religions, Islam gives us clear information about angels. So, no need to create myths and legends about them. We simply have to learn the information provided to us about the angels in Islam, the Koran and sayings of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
Here are several quotations from the Qur’an describes angels and their duties in Islam. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. There are dozens of verses from the Koran on the role of angels in Islam.
The prophet and his followers believe in angels.
The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, as do men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and the apostles. 2:285.
The angels greet the inhabitants of heaven.
Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring: and angels enter to them from every gate (with the salutation): “Peace be with you for you persevered in patience! Now, how good is the fatherland! “13:23-24.
The angels carry the Throne of Allah.
And the angels will be on the sides, and eight will, that Day, bear the Throne of thy Lord above them. 69:17.
The angels are female.
And make angels in the females who serve Allah. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded and will be called to account! 43:19.
The guardians of hell fire are the angels.
On it are nineteen. And put no one but angels as guardians of the Fire, and we have fixed their number only as a test for non-believers – so that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and may increase the believers in faith,
And that no doubt can be left for the People of the Book and believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the unbelievers may say: “As a symbol of Allah mean by this?” Thus doth Allah leave to stray He pleases, and guides those who want to:
No one can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is just a warning to humanity. 74:30-31
The souls of human beings will be collected by the Angel of Death.
Of ‘: “The Angel of Death, put in charge of you, (duly) take your souls: then you will be brought back to your Lord.” 32:11.
The angels also have names. However, we have only the names of some.
* Jibril (Gabriel): This is the highest of all angels. One of the primary responsibilities Jibril was transferring the words of Allah to the prophets of Allah. Jibril is also known as the Holy Spirit in Islam, while bringing inspiration to the Prophet Muhammad and many other prophets of Allah (may Allah be pleased with them all).
* Mikaeel (Michael): the manager of the rain and wind according to the will of Allah.
* Israafeel: Responsible for playing the trumpet that signals the end of creation.
* Malik: The main guardian of hell.
* Munkar and Nakeer: Questions humans to their death for their faith and what they knew of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). These two angels in the tomb also punish those who did not believe, or were hypocrites, but alive.
* Haroot and Maroot: Two angels came to earth and taught people some of the dark arts, how to ruin a marriage, as a test.
There are potentially hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of angels. We have not been told how many there are. But we were told of their different functions. Here are some of the duties of many angels.
* To praise, glorify and praise Allah.
* Returns the message of Allah.
* Provide the punishment of Allah.
* Protect the man according to the will of Allah.
* The registration of acts and declarations of human beings throughout their lives.
* Sending blessings of human beings who are praising God and do right.
Muslim beliefs require us to believe in angels in Islam. One denies that angels do not have true faith.