Believe in Angels

Angels are honored slaves of Allâh. They all worship Allâh and obey His orders. They are neither male nor female, they do not eat and do not sleep. They can take on the appearance of men without male organs. Angels have many functions. Allâh doesn't need angels.

Angels are wondrous creations of Allâh and have a very high status among His creations. Allâh created all the angels from light, all at once. Imam Muslim narrated the Prophet said:

« خلَقَ اللهُ الملائكةَ من نورٍ وخلقَ الجان من مارِجٍ من نار (أي من لـهيبِ النارِ الصافي) وخلقَ ءادَمَ مما وصفَ لكم (أي من ماءٍ وتراب) »

(khuliqati l-malâ'ikatu min nûrin wa khuliqa l-jânnu min mârijin min nârin wa khuliqa 'Adamu mimmâ wuSifa lakum)

which means: « Allâh created the angels from light, created the jinn from the pure flame of fire, and Adam from that which was described to you (i.e., the clay.) » This is a saHiH Hadith and proof Iblis was not an angel. Iblîs is a jinn and is the father of all the jinn-kind, as Adam is a human and is the father of all the human kind.

Allâh gave the angels the power to change their shapes, and it is permissible that they would take the shape of a man, however, without the male genital organ. Often Angel Jibril would appear to the Prophet in the shape of a man to teach him the Revelation. Angels do not take the form of the woman. The one who believes that the angels are female is blasphemous, as Allâh said in Surat An-Najm, Ayah 27:

﴿ إنَّ الَّذينَ لا يؤمنونَ بالآخرةِ لَيُسَمُّونَ الملائكةَ تسميةَ الأنثى ﴾

which means: « Those who do not believe in the Hereafter are those who name the angels with feminine names (i.e., believe that they are female.) »

See: Honored Angels in Islam

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