Were Harut and Marut Angels

Fatwa ID: 04166

Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan

Question
 

Were Harut and Marut angels? Quran 2:102

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

 

Answer

 

In short, this extraordinary veneration for magic and magicians had become a potent source of misguidance. In order to eradicate this misunderstanding, Allah sent down to Babylon two angels, Harut and Marut, for informing the people as to the true nature of magic and as to its different forms, so that they should distinguish it from the miracles of prophets, and keep away from obeying magicians and practicing magic themselves. Just as the prophethood of prophets is divinely confirmed through miracles, signs, and rational or other arguments, in the same way, the angelical nature of Harut and Marut was confirmed on the basis of different signs and arguments, so that people should listen attentively to them and follow their guidance. (Maariful Quran, vol 1, page 266)

 

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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