BELIEF IN THE ANGELS:
The second article of faith that a Muslim must embrace is the belief in the Angels. The Angels are part of the unseen world and were God's first creation, they are mentioned numerous times throughout the Holy Quran and in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims believe that the operation and maintenance of the entire universe, is maintained and controlled by Allah through His Angels.
The Angels are countless in numbers, immortal, neither male nor female, created from light (Noor- in Arabic),they have wings and are more powerful than humans. Angels love the believers and supplicate to and beseech God to forgive the believer’s sins.
Angels are naturally obedient creatures, worshiping Allah alone. They communicate messages from Allah to his Prophets. Angels have been assigned different tasks and duties in the unseen and physical worlds to protect the believer throughout his life, whether he is at home, traveling, or asleep.
A group of Angels is recorded by name in the Holy Quran and Sunnah (Hadith), which include:
Angel Gabriel (Jibreel): Responsible for communicating Allah’s Revelation to His Prophets. Gabriel is the spirit of truth who dictated the Quran to Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
Angel Mikail (Mekaeel or Michael): Responsible for sustenance with the Will of God.
Angel Raphael (Israfeel): Responsible for blowing the trumpet to mark the Day of Judgment.
Angel Maalik: The gatekeeper of Hell & the Hellfire.
Angel Munkar & Angel Nakir: Responsible for questioning people in the grave after death about ones deeds.
Angel Harut and Angel Marut: Are Angels given the attributes of man and were sent to the people of Babylon to test their faith.
Angel Ridwan: Guardian of Heaven (Paradise)
Angel Izra'il or Azrael : (Malak Al-Maut or Angel of Dealth): Responsible for taking possession of souls from bodies after death by the Will of God.
Copyright 2021 thismuslima.com