What Are the Angels in Islam?
In Islam, angels are the grand creations of God. They vary in number, roles, and abilities. The existence of angels adds to our awe for God. After all, God is all-powerful and creates all things as He wishes, and His creation shows just how magnificent He is.
Israfil and Mika’il
According to Islam, Israfil and Mika’il are angels in heaven. They are responsible for the rain, winds, and natural events. They also help humans to obey God. They sing praises to Allah, ask for forgiveness, and reward good deeds. They are also paired with Jibril, the Archangel Gabriel of Christianity, who is the messenger of Allah. These angels are the mediators between Allah and his worshipers.
Israfil is a close angel to God and is commissioned to blow the trumpet on the Day of Judgement, known as the Qiyamah. He also directs winds and clouds. His responsibilities include receiving divine messages for other angels, including the Prophet Muhammad. He is a messenger to humans and is often depicted blowing a trumpet. He is also a part of the Prophet Muhammad’s life, appearing to him at various times and helping him win the Battle of Badr.
Islam’s view of angels is based on the concept of light, which they were created from. They possess the power of speech, reason, and life. In addition, they are free of carnal desire and disturbance of anger. They serve God, and they worship and commemorate Him by acting in accordance with His commandments. They can communicate with one another and they use their pleasure and conversation to glorify Him. However, angels are not the same as humans; they are created in different forms, and have different powers.
In Islam, the Azra’il angels perform their assigned duties in both the visible and the unseen world. For example, they take care of changing the weather and purifying the air. They also take souls from the dead and bring them to the right destinations at the right time. Their duties also include delivering revealed messages to humanity.
Angels are mentioned in the Quran, but their nature is unknown. The Quran says that they came from heaven, but it does not specify when they did so. However, the Quran does mention three angels. These angels have names from the Third Book of Enoch. One of them returned to heaven when he repented, while the other two changed their names to Harut and Marut.
According to Islamic tradition, Angels Harut and Marut came down to earth to test mankind’s faith. They did not teach magic to man without warning, but some people fell for their seduction. This is because angels cannot teach magic, as it involves disbelief. Therefore, Harut and Marut warned people not to learn magic, and also clarified that such acts are evil.
According to Islamic beliefs, angels are created by God. They vary in number, roles, and abilities. They are considered as honorable servants of Allah. They do not speak before God or precede Him in speech and act only on His command. Their names are mentioned in the Noble Qur’an.
Angels do not have a free will. They were created to serve God and fulfill His commands. They perform certain tasks in the physical and unseen world. Some of them, such as Jibreel, are assigned to communicate the words of Allah to the prophets, Mikail is in charge of the rainfall and sustenance, and Munkar is assigned to evaluate souls in the grave.
Recording angels in Islam are said to be present in the afterlife, and they watch over people and their actions. Muslims believe that the angels are responsible for recording deeds and speech of humans. They are also known as ‘Kiraamun Kaatibeenn’, and are believed to be responsible for preserving the memory of good deeds.
The Quran contains various verses that mention angels. According to the Quran, angels are unseen beings who are under the command of Allah. They do not have a free will like humans, and they obey Allah’s commands without fail.