Angels proof by quran and names
Some interpreters consider Ibis a member of Jinn and not an angel. “Behold! We said to the angels: Bow down to Adam. They bowed down except Iblis He was one of the Jinns.”Qur’an 18:50
Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and messengers, to Gabriel and Michael,- Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith.
name of those angels who record good and bad deeds
4 BIGGEST ANGELS
B. (Hazrat) Michael who is detailed to provide subsistence and rain to His creatures.
C. (Hazrat) lsrafeil, he will make ”Soor” i.e. blow trumpet on Doomsday.
D. (Hazrat) Izraeel, his duty is to take soul of humanbeings. A countless number of angels work under his supervision to this effect.
Mikael (* Q 2:98)
Maalik (* Q 43:77)Harut (* Q 2:102)Marut (* Q 2:102)
Angel of Death (* Q 32:11)
They will cry: “O Malik! would that thy Lord put an end to us!” He will say, “Nay, but ye shall abide!”—Quran, sura 43 (Az-Zukhruf ) ayah 77[29
What are Angels?
Angels (Arabic: ملائكة malāʾikah; singular: ملاك or مَلَكْ malāk) are heavenly beings mentioned many times in the Quran and hadith. Unlike humans or jinn, they have no free will and therefore can do only what God orders them to do. An example of a task they carry out is testing individuals by granting them
abundant wealth and curing their illness.Believing in angelsis one of the six Articles of Faith inIslam. Just as humans are made ofclay, and jinn are made of smokeless fire, angels are made of light.Angels are the obedient, worshipping and chosen servants of Allah. They have ”Noori” (ethereal, luminous) existence. They are innocent and commit no sin. They do what they are commanded. They neither eat nor drink but subsist on worship and remembrance of Allah.
duties of other angels
All angels have their (respective) assigned jobs. Some angels are posted in paradise and some in Hell. Some record good and bad actions of humanbeings. Some angels develop and shape foetus in mothers’ wombs. Some question the dead ones in graves and some torment unbelievers and sinners. Some angels are stationed on the hallowed grave of Allah’s choicest Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (may Allah’s choicest blessings & peace be upon him) and some convey or carry ”Salaat-o-salaam” (invocation of Allah’s blessings on the Holy Prophet) of the believers and present to the Holy Prophet. Some angels are detailed to attend Islaamic meetings and gatherings where remembrance of Allah is made or ”Meelaad Shareef” is held i.e. where the greatness and excellences of the Holy Prophet are explained.
the exact number of angels?
Of all creatures of Allah, the angels are the most plentiful. Their exact number is known to Allah Almighty or to His Beloved Prophet (whom Allah has endowed with such knowledge). Their creation is a continuous process. Innumerable angels are created daily. Saints and sages say that the good words and good works of the believers are transformed into angels which take off to the skies, heavens.
Why are the angels calledBecause Allah has created them free of the instinct of committing sins thus they can not disobey Allah. The Prophets of Allah are also innocent like the angels.
ANGELS IN THE QUR’ANTHE ANGEL POSSESSED OF POWER: JIBRIL (also called Gabriel / Jibreel)Truly it is the speech of a noble Messenger, (Surat at-Takwir, 19)He is the Raiser of ranks, the Possessor of the Throne, He sends the Spirit by His command to whichever of His servants He wills so that he may warn mankind about the Day of Meeting: (Surah Ghafir, 15)It is nothing but Revelation revealed, taught him by one immensely strong, possessing power and splendour. He stood there stationary – (Surat an-Najm, 4-6)
And veiled herself from them. Then We sent Our Spirit to her and it took on for her the form of a handsome, well-built man. She said, ‘I seek refuge from you with the All-Merciful if you guard against evil.’ He said, ‘I am only your Lord’s messenger so that He can give you a pure boy.’ She said, ‘How can I have a boy when no man has touched me and I am not an unchaste woman?’ He said, ‘It will be so! Your Lord says, “That is easy for Me. It is so that We can make him a Sign for mankind and a mercy from Us.” It is a matter already decreed.’ (Surah Maryam, 17-21)JIBRIL’S SPLENDID BEAUTYIt is nothing but Revelation revealed, taught him by one immensely strong, possessing power and splendour. He stood there stationary. (Surat an-Najm, 4-6)PROPHET MUHAMMED’S ) SEEING JIBRILAnd certainly he saw him in another descent, at the farthest lote-tree; near which is the garden, the place to be resorted to. When that which covers covered the lote-tree; the eye did not turn aside, nor did it exceed the limit. Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord. (Surat an-Najm, 13-18)JIBRIL’S APPEARANCE ON THE HORIZONHe saw him on the clear horizon. (Surat at-Takwir, 23)JIBRIL’S DESCENT TO MARYAM IN THE FORM
of a Handsome ManAnd veiled herself from them. Then We sent Our Spirit to her and it took on for her the form of a handsome, well-built man. She said, ‘I seek refuge from you with the All-Merciful if you guard against evil.’ He said, ‘I am only your Lord’s messenger so that He can give you a pure boy.’ (Surah Maryam, 17-19)TWO OBSERVING AND RECORDING ANGELS AT EVERYBODY’S SIDEWe created man and We know what his own self whispers to him. We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. And the two recording angels are recording, sitting on the right and on the left. He does not utter a single word, without a watcher by him, pen in hand! (Surah Qaf, 16-18)Standing over you are guardians, noble, recording, who know what you do. (Surat al-Infitar, 10-12)Everyone has a succession of angels in front of him and behind him, guarding him by Allah’s command. Allah never changes a people’s state until they change what is in themselves. When Allah desires evil for a people, there is no averting it. They have no protector apart from Him. (Surat ar-Ra’d, 11)MESSENGER AnGELS WITH WINGS – TWO, THREE AND FOURPraise be to Allah, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and earth, He Who made the angels messengers, with wings – two, three or four. He adds to creation in any way He wills. Allah has power over all things. (Surah Fatir, 1)STERN AND STRONG ANGELS OVER THE FIRE OF HELLYou who believe! Safeguard yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones. Harsh, terrible angels are in charge of it who do not disobey Allah in respect of any order He gives them and carry out what they are ordered to do. (Surat at-Tahrim, 6)ANGELS ASCEND TO the PRESENCE OF Allah IN A DAY
FIFTY THOUSAND YEARS longThe angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day whose length is fifty thousand years. (Surat al-Ma’arij, 4)ANGELS’ WITNESSINGOn the Day We gather them all together and then say to the angels, ‘Was it you whom these people were worshipping?’ they will say, ‘Glory be to You! You are our Protector, not them. No, they were worshipping the jinn. They mostly had faith in them.’ (Surah Saba, 40-41)But Allah bears witness to what He has sent down to you. He has sent it down with His knowledge. The angels bear witness as well. And Allah suffices as a Witness. (Surat an-Nisa, 166)Allah bears witness that there is no god but Him, as do the angels and the people of knowledge, upholding justice. There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 18)THE FAVOURED ANGELS’ SERVITUDE TO AllahThe Messiah would never disdain to be a slave to Allah nor would the angels near to Him. If any do disdain to worship Him, and grow arrogant, He will in any case gather them all to Him. (Surat an-Nisa, 172)ANGELS CIRCLING ROUND THE THRONEYou will see the angels circling round the Throne, glorifying their Lord with praise. It will be decided between them with truth. And it will be said: ‘Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.’ (Surat az-Zumar, 75)ANGELS DRAWN UP IN RANKS AND GLORIFYING ALLAHThere is not one of us who does not have a known station. We are those drawn up in ranks. We are those who glorify.’ (Surat as-Saffat, 164-166)The thunder glorifies His praise, as do the angels, out of fear of Him. He discharges the thunderbolts, striking with them anyone He wills. Yet still they argue about Allah when He is inexorable in His power! (Surat ar-Rad, 13)The heavens are all but rent asunder from above when the angels glorify their Lord with praise and ask forgiveness for those who are on the earth. Allah is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful (Surat ash-Shura, 5)ANGELS PROSTRATING themselves TO the PROPHET ADAM When your Lord said to the angels, ‘I am putting an overlord on the earth,’ they said, ‘Why put on it one who will cause corruption on it and shed blood when we glorify You with praise and proclaim Your purity?’ He said, ‘I know what you do not know.’ He taught Adam the names of all things. Then He arrayed them before the angels and said, ‘Tell me the names of these if you are telling the truth.’ They said, ‘Glory be to You! We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.’ He said, ‘Adam, tell them their names.’ When he had told them their names, He said, ‘Did I not tell you that I know the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you make known and what you hide?’ We said to the angels, ‘Prostrate to Adam!’ and they prostrated, with the exception of Iblis. He refused and was arrogant and was one of the disbelievers. (Surat al-Baqara, 30-34)ANGELS FEAR THEIR LORD AND DO WHAT THEY ARE ORDERED TO DOEverything in the heavens and every creature on the earth prostrates to Allah, as do the angels. They are not puffed up with pride. They fear their Lord above them and do everything they are ordered to do. (Surat an-Nahl, 49-50)ANGELS RANK UPON RANKAnd your Lord arrives with the angels rank upon rank (Surat al-Fajr, 22)ANGELS’ PRAYER THAT BELIEVERS BE BROUGHT OUT OF
DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHTYou who believe! Remember Allah much, and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. It is He Who calls down blessing on you, as do His angels, to bring you out of the darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful to the believers. (Surat al-Ahzab, 41-43)ANGELS’ ASKING FOR BLESSINGS ON THE PROPHETAllah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet. You who believe! Call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him. (Surat al-Ahzab, 56)ANGELS’ DESCENDING TO BELIEVERS AND GIVING THEM GLAD TIDINGSThe angels descend on those who say, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then go straight: ‘Do not fear and do not grieve but rejoice in the Garden you have been promised. We are your protectors in the life of this world and the hereafter.You will have there all that your selves could wish for. You will have there everything you demand. Hospitality from One Who is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ (Surah Fussilat, 30-32)Allah ASSISTS BELIEVERS WITH ANGELSRemember when you called on your Lord for help and He responded to you: ‘I will reinforce you with a thousand angels riding rank after rank.’ Allah only did this to give you good news and that so your hearts would be at rest. Victory comes from no one but Allah. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat al-Anfal, 9-10)Allah helped you at Badr when you were weak so have fear of Allah, so that hopefully you will be thankful. And when you said to the believers, ‘Is it not enough for you that your Lord reinforced you with three thousand angels, sent down?’ Yes indeed! But if you are steadfast and guard against evil and they come upon you suddenly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels, clearly identified. Allah only did this for it to be good news for you and so that your hearts might be set at rest by it (help comes from no one but Allah, the Almighty, the All-Wise) and so that He might cut off a group of those who are disbelievers, or overwhelm them so that they retire, frustrated. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 123-127)You who believe! Remember Allah’s blessing to you when forces came against you and We sent a wind against them and other forces you could not see. Allah sees what you do. (Surat al-Ahzab, 9)ANGELS’ DESCENDING TO EARTH ON THE NIGHT OF POWER
BY THEIR LORD’S AUTHORITYTruly We sent it down on the Night of Power. And what will convey to you what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. In it the angels and the Spirit descend by their Lord’s authority with every ordinance. It is Peace -until the coming of the dawn. (Surat al-Qadr, 1-5)THEIR CURSE UPON DISBELIEVERSBut as for those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers, the curse of Allah is upon them and that of the angels and all mankind. (Surat al-Baqara, 161)ANGELS ARE HONOURED SERVANTSThey say, ‘The All-Merciful has a son.’ Glory be to Him! No, they are honoured servants! They do not precede Him in speech and they act on His command. He knows what is in front of them and what is behind them. They only intercede on behalf of those with whom He is pleased, and even they are apprehensive out of fear of Him. Were any of them to say, ‘I am a god apart from Him,’ We would repay him with Hell. That is how We repay wrongdoers. (Surat al-Anbiya, 26-29)ANGELS THAT CAME IN TO the PROPHET IbrahimAnd tell them about the guests of Ibrahim. When they came in to him, they said, ‘Peace!’ He said, ‘Truly we are afraid of you.’ They said, ‘Do not be afraid. We bring you the good news of a boy of great knowledge.’ He said, ‘Do you bring me this good news despite the fact of old age having reached me? What kind of good news are you bringing me?’ They said, ‘We bring you good news of the truth, so do not be among those who despair.’ He said, ‘Who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for misguided people?’ He added, ‘What is your business, messengers?’ They said, ‘We have been sent to a people who are evildoers -with the exception of the family of Lut, all of whom We will save, except for his wife. We have decreed her to be one of those who stay behind.’ (Surat al-Hijr, 51-60)Our messengers brought the good news to Ibrahim. They said, ‘Peace!’ and he too said, ‘Peace!’ and brought in a roasted calf without delay. When he saw that their hands were not reaching for it, he suspected them and felt afraid of them. They said, ‘Have no fear! We have been sent to the people of Lut.’ His wife was standing there and she laughed out loud. So We gave her the good news of Ishaq, and beyond Ishaq, Ya’qub. She said, ‘Woe is me! How can I give birth when I am an old woman and my husband here is an aged man? This is indeed an astonishing thing!’ They said, ‘Are you astonished at Allah’s command? May Allah’s mercy and His blessings be upon you, People of the House! He is Praiseworthy, All-Glorious.’ (Surah Hud, 69-73)Our messengers brought the good news to Ibrahim. They said, ‘Peace!’ and he too said, ‘Peace!’ and brought in a roasted calf without delay. When he saw that their hands were not reaching for it, he suspected them and felt afraid of them. They said, ‘Have no fear! We have been sent to the people of Lut.’ (Surah Hud, 69-70)ANGELS THAT CAME TO the PROPHET LUT
When the Messengers came to the family of Lut, he said, ‘You are people we do not know.’ They said, ‘We have come to you with what they had doubts about. We have brought you the truth and we are certainly truthful men. Travel with your family in the dead of night, following behind with them in front of you. None of you must look back. Go where you are ordered to.’ (Surat al-Hijr, 61-65)When Our Messengers came to Lut, he was distressed on their account, feeling incapable of protecting them. They said, ‘Do not fear and do not grieve. We are going to rescue you and your family – except for your wife; she will be one of those who stay behind. We will bring down on the inhabitants of this city a devastating punishment from heaven because of their deviance.’ (Surat al-Ankabut, 33-34)When Our messengers came to Lut, he was distressed for them, and very concerned for them, and said, ‘This is a dreadful day.’ (Surah Hud, 77)ANGELS THAT CAME TO the PROPHET ZakariyyaThe angels called out to him while he was standing in prayer in the Upper Room: ‘Allah gives you the good news of Yahya, who will come to confirm a Word from Allah, and honorable and chaste and a Prophet and one of the righteous.’ He said, ‘My Lord, how can I possibly have a son when I have reached old age and my wife is barren?’ He said, ‘It will be so. Allah does whatever He wills.’ He said, ‘My Lord, appoint a Sign for me.’ He said, ‘Your Sign is that you will not speak to people for three days, except by gesture. Remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and after dawn.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 39-41)‘Zakariyya! We give you the good news of a boy named Yahya, a name we have given to no one else before.’ He said, ‘My Lord! How can I have a boy when my wife is barren and I have reached advanced old age?’ He said, ‘It will be so! Your Lord says, “That is easy for me to do. I created you before, when you were not anything.”‘ He said, ‘My Lord, give me a Sign.’ He said, ‘Your Sign is not to speak to people for three nights despite the fact that you are perfectly able to.’ (Surah Maryam, 7-10)ANGELS THAT CAME TO MARYAMAnd when the angels said, ‘Maryam, Allah has chosen you and purified you. He has chosen you over all other women. Maryam, obey your Lord and prostrate and bow with those who bow.’ This is news from the Unseen which We reveal to you. You were not with them when they cast their reeds to see which of them would be the guardian of Maryam. You were not with them when they quarrelled. When the angels said, ‘Maryam, your Lord gives you good news of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, ‘Isa, son of Maryam, of high esteem in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near. He will speak to people in the cradle, and also when fully grown, and will be one of the righteous,’ she said, ‘My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?’ He said, ‘It will be so.’ Allah creates whatever He wills. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 42-47)And veiled herself from them. Then We sent Our Spirit to her and it took on for her the form of a handsome, well-built man. She said, ‘I seek refuge from you with the All-Merciful if you guard against evil.’ He said, ‘I am only your Lord’s messenger so that He can give you a pure boy.’ She said, ‘How can I have a boy when no man has touched me and I am not an unchaste woman?’ He said, ‘It will be so! Your Lord says, “That is easy for Me. It is so that We can make him a Sign for mankind and a mercy from Us.” It is a matter already decreed.’ (Surah Maryam, 17-21)DEATH ANGELSEveryone has a succession of angels in front of him and behind him, guarding him by Allah’s command. Allah never changes a people’s state until they change what is in themselves. When Allah desires evil for a people, there is no averting it. They have no protector apart from Him. (Surat ar-Rad, 11)How will it be when the angels take them in death, beating their faces and their backs? That is because they followed what angers Allah and hated what is pleasing to Him. So He made their actions come to nothing. (Surah Muhammad, 27-28)The angels ask those they take while they are wronging themselves, ‘What were your circumstances?’ They reply, ‘We were oppressed on earth.’ They say, ‘Was Allah’s earth not wide enough for you to have migrated to elsewhere in it?’ The shelter of such people will be Hell. What an evil destination! (Surat an-Nisa’, 97)Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah or denies His Signs, or who says, ‘It has been revealed to me,’ when nothing has been revealed to him, or someone who says, ‘I will send down the same as Allah has sent down’? If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying, ‘Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.’ (Surat al-An’am, 93)As for those the angels take in death while they are wronging themselves, they will offer their submission: ‘We did not do any evil.’ Oh yes you did! Allah knows what you were doing. Enter the gates of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. How evil is the abode of the arrogant!’ When those who have fear of Allah are asked, ‘What has your Lord sent down?’ their reply is, ‘Good!’ There is good in this world for those who do good, and the abode of the hereafter is even better. How wonderful is the abode of those who guard against evil: Gardens of Eden which they enter, with rivers flowing under them, where they have whatever they desire. That is how Allah repays those who guard agaisnt evil: those the angels take in a virtuous state. They say, ‘Peace be upon you! Enter the Garden for what you did.’ What are they waiting for but the angels to come to them or your Lord’s command to come? That is like what those before them did. Allah did not wrong them; rather they wronged themselves. (Surat an-Nahl, 28-33)ANGELS BEARING THE THRONEAnd Heaven will be split apart, for that Day it will be very frail. The angels will be gathered round its edge. On that Day, eight will bear the Throne of their Lord above their heads. (Surat al-Haqqa, 16-17)HARUT AND MARUTThey follow what the satans recited in the reign of Sulayman. Sulayman did not become disbeliever, but the satans did, teaching people sorcery and what had been sent down to Harut and Marut, the two angels in Babylon, who taught no one without first saying to him, ‘We are merely a trial and temptation, so do not become disbelievers.’ People learned from them how to separate a man and his wife but they cannot harm anyone by it, except with Allah’s permission. They have learned what will harm them and will not benefit them. They know that any who deal in it will have no share in the hereafter. What an evil thing they have sold themselves for if they only knew! (Surat al-Baqara, 102)ANGELS BEARING THE ARKTheir Prophet said to them, ‘Allah has appointed Talut to be your king.’ They said, ‘How can he have kingship over us when we have much more right to kingship than he does? He has not even got much wealth!’ He said, ‘Allah has chosen him over you and favoured him greatly in knowledge and physical strength. Allah gives kingship to anyone He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.’ Their Prophet said to them, ‘The sign of his kingship is that the Ark will come to you, containing serenity from your Lord and certain relics left by the families of Musa and Harun. It will be borne by angels. There is a sign for you in that if you are believers.’ (Surat al-Baqara, 247-248)ANGELS ON THE DAY OF RISINGThe Day when Heaven is split apart in clouds, and the angels are sent down rank upon rank. The Kingdom that Day will belong in truth to the All-Merciful. It will be a hard Day for the disbelievers. (Surat al-Furqan, 25-26)And your Lord arrives with the angels rank upon rank and that Day Hell is produced, that Day man will remember; but how will the remembrance help him? (Surat al-Fajr, 22-23)On that Day, the Occurrence will occur and Heaven will be split apart, for that Day it will be very frail. The angels will be gathered round its edge. On that Day, eight will bear the Throne of their Lord above their heads. (Surat al-Haqqa, 15-17)On the Day when the Spirit and the angels stand in ranks, no one will speak, except for him who is authorised by the All-Merciful and says what is right. (Surat an-Naba, 38)ANGELS OF PARADISEThose the angels take in a virtuous state. They say, ‘Peace be upon you! Enter the Garden for what you did.’ (Surat an-Nahl, 32)And those who guard against evil of their Lord will be driven to the Garden in companies and when they arrive there, finding its gates open, its custodians will say to them, ‘Peace be upon you! You have done well so enter it timelessly, for ever.’ (Surat az-Zumar, 73)Gardens of Eden which they will enter, and all of their parents, wives and children who were righteous. Angels will enter in to welcome them from every gate: ‘Peace be upon you because of your steadfastness! How wonderful is the Ultimate Abode!’ (Surat ar-Rad, 23-24)ANGELS OF HELL (CUSTODIANS)There are nineteen in charge of it. We have only appointed angels as masters of the Fire and We have only specified their number as a trial for those who disbelieve; so that those who were given the Book might gain in certainty, and those who believe might increase in their faith, and both those who were given the Book and the believers might have no doubt; and so that those with sickness in their hearts and the disbelievers might say, ‘What did Allah intend by this example?’ In this way Allah misguides those He wills and guides those He wills. No one knows the legions of your Lord but Him. This is nothing but a reminder to all human beings. (Surat al-Muddaththir, 30-31)You who believe! Safeguard yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones. Harsh, terrible angels are in charge of it who do not disobey Allah in respect of any order He gives them and carry out what they are ordered to do. (Surat at-Tahrim, 6)It all but bursts with rage. Each time a group is flung into it its custodians will question them:’Did no warner come to you?’ (Surat al-Mulk, 8)Those who disbelieve will be driven to Hell in companies and when they arrive there and its gates are opened its custodians will say to them, ‘Did Messengers from yourselves not come to you, reciting your Lord’s Signs to you and warning you of the meeting on this Day of yours?’ They will say, ‘Indeed they did, but the decree of punishment is justly carried out against the disbelievers.’ They will be told, ‘Enter the gates of Hell and stay there timelessly, for ever. How evil is the abode of the arrogant!’ (Surat az-Zumar, 71-72)They will call out, ‘Master, let your Lord put an end to us!’ He will say, ‘You will stay the way you are.’ We brought you the truth but most of you hated the truth. (Surat Zukhruf, 77-78)those angels who question the dead in grave Questioning angels are called ”Munkar” and ”Nakeer” They have dreaded appearan