Beliefs regarding Angels

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Beliefs in Angels

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


Angels are the honoured slaves of Allah (SWA). They are free from disobeying Allah (SWA). Whatever they are ordered to do they comply. They are honoured with the duties of conveying Allah’s (SWA) message. The kitabs and scriptures of the Prophets were revealed through them. The angels convey exactly as Allah (SWA) had instructed them. There can be absolutely be no mistake or misunderstanding in their conveying of the message. They are free from eating, drinking, male and female relationship, giving birth etc. They are constantly in the worship of Allah (SWA) in different forms and are never weary of his ibadat.

Angels are deputed throughout the length and breadth of the heavens and the earth. They are controlled and supervised by Allah (SWA), some are deputed with the carrying of Arsh (Divine Throne) of Allah (SWA),some are lined along the Arsh, some are making tawaf around the Arsh.

The existence of angels is proven in the Holy Quran and the Ahadith. In fact it is recorded in all the Kitaabs and scriptures of the previous Prophets. To accept the existence of angels is a necessity of our Deen and to refute their existence is undoubtedly Kufr. (Aqaidul Islam Maulana Idris Khandlwi p.71-p.72)

Angels have been created from light. Saaidah Aaisha Radiallahu Anha reports that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said; “ the angels are created from light just as the jinn are created from smokeless fire and mankind have been created from what you have been told about.” (Sahih Muslim)

The angels have names, but we only know a few of them.

  1. Jibrael Alayhis Salam
  2. Mikaaeel Alayhis Salam
  3. Israafel Alayhis Salam
  4. Israeel Alayhis Salam
  5. Malik
  6. Munkar Nankir
  7. Haroot and Maroot

There are some angels who have seen Allah (SWA) directly, whilst others have not.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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