The Belief in Angels


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The Belief in Angels

35. Allah created angels out of light and made them perfectly obedient to Him and devoted to constant worship of Him. "They speak not until He has spoken and they act by His command. He knows what is before them and what is behind them; they do not intercede with Him except for those who are acceptable to Him, and they (the angels) stand in awe for fear of Him." 21.27



36. Allah Subhanahu tasks the angels to undertake numerous duties besides praising Him, such as delivering Divine Messages (revelation) to His Apostles and Prophets, giving the believers courage and firmness when fighting the enemies, recording man's good and bad deeds, guarding and warding hazards from those whom Allah wishes to protect collecting souls at the time of death, breathing life into the foetus, directing clouds and other duties as stated by Allah in His Book(1) or by the tongue of His Messenger(Peace be on Him).


1- There are many verses in the Qur'an indicating tasks for which angels are assigned, e.g., 6.61, 10.21, 13.12, 26.193, 32.11. References to such tasks are made in authentic traditions as well.



37. We love the angels because they love the believers and pray for them and because we share with them the belief in the Oneness of Allah and we, along with them glorify Him and proclaim His Holiness. Contrary to what Jews do, we make no distinction between one angel and another.




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