Thursday, 14 December 2006

Imaan 102


The Angels

Almighty Allah is beyond physical perception and beyond direct physical contact with Insaan.
The Qur'an states:

"(He is) nearer to man than his jugular vein"

Yet no physical contact is possible. Thus, the angels are celestial message bearers, who serve as intermediaries between Allah Almighty and His Prophet AS.

The Holy Qur'an states:

"Praise be to Allah - originator of the heavens and earth, who made the angels, messengers with pairs of two, three, or four wings."

Angels are created from light. They are purely spiritual beings, whose nature requires no food, drink nor sleep. They are neither male nor female, nor do they have physical desires of any kind. They have been allocated various duties and are constantly in the service of Allah Almighty. No one knows the exact number of angels, except Allah.

The four well-known angels are:

Jibra'il - the angel of revelation
Mika'il - the angel of provision
Israfil - the angel who will blow the trumpet on the Day of Judgement.
Izra'il - the angel of death

Also, every individual is attended by two angels who record his / her activities. They are known as Kiraman Katibin i.e. "The Noble Scribes".

The Holy Qur'an states:

"Indeed over you are guardian (angels) "Noble Scribes". They know (all) that you do."

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