Archives: Belief in the Angels

How Angels Protected the Prophet

June 12, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Angels.

Is there a hadith (prophetic narration) saying that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was protected by a jinn when the wife of Abu Lahab came to harm him? If so, please reply, or is there any other hadith regarding the wife of Abu Lahab??   Praise be to Allah.The idea • Read More »

Al-Malaa’ikah (Angels)

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What do you believe about angels regarding their function, appearance, form and powers?   Praise be to Allah.Belief in angels is one of the six pillars of belief or faith without which there is no faith. Whoever does not believe in any of these pillars is not a believer (mumin). These pillars are belief in: • Read More »

Meaning of Al-Mala al-A’ala

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I am a non-Muslim who is currently enrolled in class studying Muslim traditions. I am writing a paper on the interpretation of prophets by commentators. One of the words being repeated is al-mala al-a’ala. I do not know what this means. I know that al-a’ala means the most high. Could you please help me with • Read More »

The Number of Angels With Each Person

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How many angels are there with each Muslim? What are their functions concerning him/her?   Praise be to Allah.The honourable angels accompany the children of Adam from the day they are formed in their mothers’ wombs until the day when their souls are brought forth from their bodies at the time of death. They also • Read More »

A non-Muslim researcher is asking about the proof that Jibreel spoke to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

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I’m a student of a college in the USA. This question is for my paper of Western Civil class. What proof do you have that Gabriel spoke to Muhammad?   Praise be to Allaah. Jibreel (peace be upon him) spoke to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) directly, with no barrier in • Read More »

Angels

June 12, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Angels.

Could you give us some information about the angels?   Praise be to Allah.Allah created the angels from light. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you.” • Read More »

Was Iblis an Angel?

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Was Iblis one of the angels or one of the jinn? And are the jinn from among the angels?   Praise be to Allah.Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shanqeeti (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Allah says in the following ayah/verse (interpretation of the meaning): “He [Iblis] was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the command • Read More »

Authentic Descriptions of Munkar and Nakeer

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What is narrated about the questioning of the two angels Munkar and Nakeer in the grave, and about their appearance? Is the hadeeth (narration) about them, in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) about them, saheeh (authentic)? Is it true • Read More »

Reality of Belief in the Angels

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What does belief in the angels mean?   Praise be to Allah The angels form an unseen world; they were created by Allah from light and they obey the commands of Allah: “Who disobey not, (from executing) the commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded.” [66:6 – interpretation of the • Read More »

Gender of Angels and Do They Die?

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About the angels – will they die? Are there male and female angels? Can they reproduce?   Praise be to Allah.What most people believe is that the angels will die and that the Angel of Death will die, but there is no clear text concerning this. Rather there are texts which may indicate this, and • Read More »

Who Can See Angels in Their True Form?

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Is it true that children can see the angels?   Praise be to Allah.Allah created man from dust, He created the jinn from fire and He created the angels from light. It is proven by the definitive texts that it is not possible for humans to see the jinn unless they appear in a different • Read More »

Angels Knowing What is Hearts of Man

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Occasionally one says the du’a (supplication) of entering the toilet or says “bismillah” (in the name of Allah) secretly. Do angels know this secretly said speech? Do they record it and will we be brought to account for it?   Praise be to Allah.Al-Bukaari and Muslim narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with • Read More »

Is it prescribed to send blessings upon the angels?

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Is it permissible to send blessings upon the angels because of their virtue and high status?.   Praise be to Allaah.It is prescribed to send blessings upon the angels by saying “ ‘Alayhim al-salaatu wa’l- salaam (upon them be blessings and peace)” and “ ‘alayhim al-salaam (upon them be peace)”, because they are honourable, devoted • Read More »

Sending Blessings on the Angels in the Prayer

June 12, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Angels, Sifat al-Salaah (description of the prayer).

Is it permissible to send blessings on the angels in the tashahhud (sitting position in prayer) as I send blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)?   Praise be to Allah.In the answer to question Is it prescribed to send blessings upon the angels?,  we stated that it is prescribed to • Read More »

Do Angels and Jinn Die?

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Do the angels and jinn die? Where are they buried? Is the funeral prayer offered for them? How long do each of them live?   Praise be to Allah.Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish. And the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour will remain • Read More »

Do the Angels See Allah in This World?

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Have Angel Jibreel or any of the angels ever seen Allah (sabhanu wa ta’ala/may He be glorified and exalted))?   Praise be to Allah.There is nothing in the Quran or Sunnah to indicate that Jibreel (peace be upon him) or any other angel has seen Allah, may He be exalted, and it is well known • Read More »

Why was Iblees commanded to prostrate to Adam along with the angels?

June 12, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Angels, Belief in the Jinn, witchcraft and the evil eye.

If Iblees was not one of the angels, why was he commanded to prostrate to Adam along with the angels?   Praise be to Allah.Undoubtedly, when Allah, may He be exalted, commanded the angels to prostrate to Adam, this command was also addressed to Iblees, as Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the • Read More »