Reality of Angels
In common folklore, angels are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women with a halo surrounding their head. In Islamic doctrine, they are real created beings who will eventually suffer death, but are generally hidden from our senses.
They are not divine or semi-divine, and they are not God’s associates running different districts of the universe. Also, they are not objects to be worshipped or prayed to, as they do not deliver our prayers to God. They all submit to God and carry out His commands.
In the Islamic worldview, there are no fallen angels: they are not divided into ‘good’ and ‘evil’ angels. Human beings do not become angels after death. Satan is not a fallen angel, but is one of the jinn, a creation of God parallel to human beings and angels.
Angels were created from light before human beings were created, and thus their graphic or symbolic representation in Islamic art is rare. Nevertheless, they are generally beautiful beings with wings as described in Muslim scripture. Read More…
The Angel Jibreel in the Qurán and Sunnah
Jibreel in the Qurán
“The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months (83 years and 4 months). Therein descend the angels and the RUH (Jibreel) by Allah’s Permission with all decrees.”
(Surah 98: 3-4)
“Verily, this is the Word (this Qurán brought by) a Most Honourable Messenger [Jibreel], [from Allah to Muhammad Ibn Abdullah]
Owner of power, (and high rank) with (Allah), the Lord of the Throne, Obeyed (by the Angels in the Heavens) and trustworthy.”
(Surah 81: 19-21). Read More…
ANGEL HAZRAT MIKAEEL (AS)
The Angel Mikael is in charge of rain and plantation. Munkar and Nakeer question a person in their graves when they die.
ANGEL HAZRAT ISRAFIL (AS)
Israfil (AS) blows the trumpet on the day of Judgement.
ANGEL HAZRAT IZRAEEL (AS)
Angel Izraeel (the angel of death) is in charge of death. He takes away the soul when a Human being dies.
After the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) his true Caliph and related Imaam is Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu).
After him in leadership is Hazrat Umar Farooque (radi Allahu anhu).
Hazrat Usman Ghani (radi Allahu anhu) followed him.
After him is Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) followed by Hazrat Imaam Hasan (radi Allahu anhu).
These leaders Khilafat is known as “Raashida” or “pious” because these great Sahabis (Companions) gave true representation of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
The true pious Khilafat as per the traditions of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) lasted thirty years, meaning it terminated after six months of the true Khilafat performed by Hazrat Imaam Hasan (radi Allahu anhu).
Thereafter, the leader of Muslims, Umar bin Abdul Aziz (radi Allahu anhu) performed the pious Khilafat, and Hazrat Imaam Mehdi will perform true Khilafat in the final era.
Hazrat Amir Mua’awiya (radi Allahu anhu) was the first king in Islam.
After the Prophets, and out of all of Allah’s creations including Jinn, humans and Angels, the most virtuous are Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique, then Hazrat Umar Farouk, then Hazrat Usman Gani, then Hazrat Ali Bin Ibn Talib (radi Allahu anhum).
other than a prophet, greater than Abu Bakr.”
– Rasulallah (s.a.w)
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique was a very pious man from the very beginning.
He was a rich merchant and even before Islam, he was famous for his honesty, justice and trustworthiness. The Quraish considered him a respected man.
He had the most important duties in Makkah as no blood-money could be accepted without his approval. The blood-money itself used to be kept by him.
He also used to hate liquor as much as he hated it after accepting Islam. He believed it degrades the dignity of a man.
Hazrat Abu Bakr had sincere affection for Rasulallah (s.a.w) from childhood and he was a member of Rasulallah (s.a.w)’s close circle.
When Rasulallah (s.a.w) was given Prophethood, the first person he secretly informed was his closest friend, Hazrat Abu Bakr. He was the first man to embrace Islam, and he did so without hesitation – such was the trust and complete faith he had in Rasulallah (s.a.w)’s words. Read More…
he would have been Umar.”,
Hazrat Umar (R.A) belonged to the Adi family of Quraish tribe. In the 8th generation, his lineage joins with Rasulallah (s.a.w).
He was born in 583 A.C., about forty years before the great Hijrah. The early life of Hazrat Umar is not known in detail. In his youth he was a famous wrestler and orator, and a spirited person. He was one among the few people in Makkah who knew how to read and write. His main occupation was business.
When the Rasulallah (s.a.w) recieved the revelation and invited people to Islam, Hazrat Umar initially became the sworn enemy of Islam and Rasulallah (s.a.w), and did not hesitate to harm the Muslims at every opportunity. Read More…
companion in Heaven, and my
companion there will be Usman.”
– Rasulallah (s.a.w)
Hazrat Usman (R.A.) belonged to a noble family of Quraish in Makkah. His ancestral lineage joins with that of Rasulallah (s.a.w) in the fifth generation. He was from the Umayyah family of Quraish, which was a well reputed and honourable family of Makkah during the pre-Islamic days.
Hazrat Usman (R.A.) was born in 573 A.C. His father’s name was Affan bin Abul-As and he himself was known by the name Usman ibn ‘Affan.
Hazrat Usman was one of the few persons of Makkah who knew how to read and write. When he grew up, he started business in clothing which made him very rich. He used his money in good and charitable ways and always helped the poor. Hazrat Usman (R.A.) was a soft natured and kind hearted man. He did not hesitate to spend any amount of money on seeing a man in trouble in order to remove his misery. For his noble qualities the Makkans had great respect for him. Read More…
– Rasulallah (s.a.w)
Hazrat Ali (R.A.) was born thirty years after the birth of Rasulallah (s.a.w). He belonged to the most respectable family of Quraish, the Banu Hashim.
His father, Abu Talib, was the real uncle of Rasulallah (s.a.w) who brought him up after the death of Rasulallah (s.a.w)’s grandfather. Rasulallah (s.a.w) took care of Hazrat Ali and brought up him like his own son. Read More…