Faith in Angels:
Angels are neither male nor female; neither eat nor drink; neither marry nor reproduce. They are made of light and hence they can change themselves into different forms. They also have the power to transform themselves into any form but they never do any such thing knowingly or unknowingly against the command of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.
Every Angel has a specific assignment to accomplish. Some Angels bring Waḥī (Revelation) from Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, to His Prophets عَـلَيْهِمُ الـسَّـلَام. Some of them are responsible for the rain while others are responsible for supplying provision to worldly creatures. Some Angels عَـلَيْهِمُ الـسَّـلَام shape the face of the fetus in the womb of the mother, while some take care of the changes in human bodies.
Some Angels عَـلَيْهِمُ الـسَّـلَام are responsible for providing protection to living beings from their enemies and lurking dangers. Some Angels عَـلَيْهِمُ الـسَّـلَام move about to attend the functions and meetings held in remembrance of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, and His Prophets عَـلَيْهِمُ الـسَّـلَام. Some Angels carry forward the salutations and greetings of Muslims to Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم while some have been assigned the job of blowing the decisive Ṣoor (Clarion) just before the Day of Judgment.
Sayyidunā Jibrāīl (Gabriel) عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام is the Archangel. His title is ‘Rooḥ-ul-Ameen.’ He visited the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم twenty four thousand times, Nabī Ādam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام twelve times, Nabī Idrīs عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام four times, Nabī Nooḥ عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام fifty times, Nabī Ibrāhīm عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام 42 times, Nabī Ayyūb عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام three times, Nabī Ya’qoob عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام four times, Nabī Mūsā عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام four hundred times and Nabī ‘Īsā عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام ten times.
The other prominent Angels are Sayyidunā Mīkā-eel, Sayyidunā Isrāfīl and Sayyidunā Izra’eel عَـلَيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام. Sayyidunā Izra’eel عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام is the Angel of death. Then there are the Angels who are carrying the ‘Arsh (Throne) and the Kursī (Chair). The Angels possess no conscience or reason of their own. They are created simply to obey Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the All-Powerful. They never ask questions like why, how and what without the permission of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. They are totally dedicated to the Will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the Supreme Creator.. Read More
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