Suhel Farooq Khan


Mala"ikah (Angels) of Allah (God)

Believing in Mala"ikah (Angels) of Allah (God) is a part of the fundamental Islamic faith.

  "Whoever is an enemy to Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, Jibril (Gabriel) and Mika'il (Michael), then verily, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers."
(Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) The Qur-an 2:98

Jibril (Gabriel) and Mika'il (Michael) are two of the nine Mala"ikah (Angels) mentioned in the Holy Qur-an.
Munkar, Nakir, Har
ut, Marut, Israfil, Malakul Mawt and Malik are other Mala"ikah (Angels) mentioned in the Holy Qur-an

Mika'il (Michael) arranges for provisions for all creatures by Allah's (God) Command.
afil would blow the trumpet by
Allah's (God) Command to signal the end of this world.

Mala"ikah (Angels) are special invisible creatures of Allah (God) which were created before Adam A (Adam) for the sole purpose of obedience to Allah (God). The keep busy in saying Hamd (Praises) of Allah (God) all the time.

  They (i.e. the angels) glorify His Praises night and day, (and) they never slacken (to do so).
(Chapter) Al-Anbiya (The Prophets) The Qur-an 21:20

There are no males or females among the Mala"ikah (Angels). The non-believers used to erroniously call them daughters of Allah (God) and give them female names.

  Verily, those who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names.
Surah (Chapter) An-Najm (The Star) The Qur-an 53:27

Allah (God) also uses them as his Messengers.

  All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the (only) Originator [or the (Only) Creator] of the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels messengers with wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things.
Surah (Chapter) Fatir (The Originator of Creation) The Qur-an 35:1

One of the Mala"ikah (Angels) named Jibril A (Gabriel) carried Wahi (Messages of Allah) to the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S for a period of almost twenty-thre (23) years. These Messages contained the Holy Qur-an.

  Say (O Muhammad S): "Whoever is an enemy to Jibril (Gabriel) (let him die in his fury), for indeed he has brought it (this Qur'an) down to your heart by Allah's permission, confirming what came before it [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] and guidance and glad tidings for the believers.
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) The Qur-an 2:97


Mala"ikah (Angels) keep a complete record of everyone's good and bad deeds. They also come to a dying person to take his soul away.

  He is the Irresistibel, (Supreme) over His slaves, and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one's good and bad deeds) over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our Messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.
Surah (Chapter) al-An'am (The Cattle) The Qur-an 6:61

Allah (God) has also sent Mala"ikah (Angels) in the form of humans to Ibrahim A (Abraham), Lut A (Lot) and Muhammad S. They also brought the news of the miraculous birth of 'Isa A (Jesus) to Maryam (Mary).

  (Remember) when the angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings
Surah (Chapter) Al 'Imran (The Family of 'Imran) The Qur-an 3:45

Allah (God) also uses Mala"ikah (Angels) to punish people and nations. He sent them to destry the people of Lut A (Lot) and the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah.

When Allah (God) created the first human - Adam A (Adam), he commanded the Mala"ikah (Angels) to do Sajdah (Prostration) to him. Allah (God) has created good and evil from the very beginning - Iblis (Satan) represents evil.

  And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam." And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah).
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) The Qur-an 2:34

Mala"ikah (Angels) would welcome righteous people into Jannah (Paradise). They also manage Jahannam (Hell).



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