beings created by God to serve him.
Archangels: Jibril (Gabriel),
the angel of revelation; Mikal (Michael),
the angel of providence; Israfil who blows the trumpet of doom; and 'Azrail,
the angel of death. There is also Ridwan who guards
Malik who guards Hell,
Munkar and Nakir who question the dead, the throne-bearers,
the Cherubim, and others.
Muslims believed angels to be sexless and created of light.
may be good or evil, and sometimes enter humans to control them.
They may be male or female and created from fire.
is among the Jinn
18:50). Muslims have argued that Satan is not an angel based on this.
Muslims believe that Angels are created so that they do not sin and
do not have free will, but always obey the commands of Allah. Allah creates
the angels to praise him. Some Muslims also believe that the angels acts
a veils to bad things that do not befit the majesty of Allah. [But this
sounds kind of wierd to me, why would he need that?]
at Jesus' disposal,
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for
all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call
on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions
of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must
happen in this way?" (Matthew
created from fire, al-A`raf
7:12; Sad 38:76
eight to bear God's throne on Judgement Day, al-Haqqah
false claim that they are female, az-Zukhruf
43:19; an-Najm 53:27
foretold birth of Jesus, Al-Imran
3:42,80,125; an-Nisa' 4:97,166; al-A`raf 7:11; al-Anfal 8:9,12,50; ar-Ra`d
13:11,13,23; al-Hijr 15:7,17,28; an-Nahl 16:2,32; bani Isra'il 17:61; al-Kahf
18:51; Ta Ha 20:116; al-Hajj 22:75; Saba' 34:40; al-Fatir 35:1; Sad 38:72;
az-Zumar 39:75; al-Mu'min 40:7; Ha Mim Sajdah 41:30; az-Zukhruf 43:19;
at-Tahrim 66:6; al-Haqqah 69:17; al-Ma`arij 70:4; al-Mudathir 74:31; an-Naba'
78:38; al-Fajr 89:22; al-Qadr 97:4
foretell birth of John, Al-Imran
82:10-12; at-Tariq 86:4
- job of some angels to look for those who celebrate praise of
Sahih Bukhari 008.417
nineteen lord over hell, al-Mudathir
no external angel delivered revelations, al-Baqarah
2:97; ash-Shu`ara' 26:194
not sent to satisfy whims, al-Hijr
of death, as-Sajdah
sent to inspire, an-Nahl
- mentions decrees in heaven, which devils tries to hear,
Sahih Bukhari 4.432
2:30-34,98,177,210,248,285; al-Anfal 8:50; ar-Ra`d 13:23; al-Anbiya' 21:108;
al-Hajj 22:75; al-Furqan 25:22,25; as-Sajdah 32:11; al-Ahzab 33:43,56;
Saba' 34:40; al-Fatir 35:1; as-Saffat 37:150; Sad 38:71; az-Zumar 39:75;
Ha Mim Sajdah 41:14,30; ash-Shura 42:5; az-Zukhruf 43:53,60; Muhammad 47:27;
an-Najm 53:26; at-Tahrim 66:4,6; al-Haqqah 69:17; al-Ma`arij 70:4; al-Fajr
89:22; al-Qadr 97:4
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