Thursday , 20 January 2022

1.2 The Angels

Angels

Allah created humans from clay, jinn from smokeless fire and angels from light. Humans and jinn have the ability to choose between good and bad. Sometimes they choose good things, but sometimes they choose to disobey Allah.  But angels are not like humans and jinn. Angels obey Allah in whatever He tells them. They never disobey Allah in anything. Allah created them only with the ability to obey Him.

Angels are not male or female; that means they are not men and women.

The Duties of the Angels

Allah created each angel for specific duties. Here is a list of some of their duties.

1. Jibreel

1. Jibreel

Messengers from Allah to His Prophets

2. Six angels

2. Six angels

Protect people

3. Munkar and Nakeer/Raqeeb and Ateed

3. Munkar and Nakeer/Raqeeb and Ateed

Recorders of acts

4. Malik

4. Malik

Guardian of Hell

5. Ridwan

5. Ridwan

Guardian of Paradise

6. Four angels holding up the Throne

6. Four angels holding up the Throne

7. Malak al-maut

7. Malak al-maut

Takes the Soul of the dying

8. Israfeel

8. Israfeel

Blows the horn to start Judgment Day

9. Munkar and Nakeer

9. Munkar and Nakeer

Question people in the grave

10. Michael

10. Michael

Brings sustenance

11. Making ruku or sujud

11. Making ruku or sujud

12. Making zikir of Allah

12. Making zikir of Allah

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