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Angels

  1. 1. The World of
  2. 2. <ul><li>Angels are created from Light </li></ul><ul><li>Jinns are created from smokeless fire </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are created from clay </li></ul><ul><li>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 (clay) that which has been described to you.” (narrated by Muslim, 2996)  </li></ul>What are Angels created from?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Jinns are a creation of Allah </li></ul><ul><li>They are created from smokeless fire </li></ul><ul><li>Jinns are not angels. </li></ul><ul><li>Jinns have the ability to differentiate between right and wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Some jinns are believers (Muslims), some are unbelievers </li></ul><ul><li>Jinns are normally not visible to humans </li></ul><ul><li>Jinns eat, drink and procreate. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan was a jinn (not a fallen angel) </li></ul>Who are Jinns?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Angels dutifully carry on all the commands of Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>Angels do not rebel against Allah’s commandments </li></ul><ul><li>“… [they, i.e., angels] disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded” (Quran 66:6) </li></ul>Angels are always obedient to Allah
  5. 5. <ul><li>Angels are in constant praise of Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Angles have no desires </li></ul><ul><li>Angels do not eat or drink </li></ul><ul><li>Angels don’t procreate </li></ul><ul><li>Angels have wings </li></ul><ul><li>Angels do not have gender </li></ul><ul><li>Angels cannot be seen by ordinary humans </li></ul><ul><li>Angels can take human form and become visible </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets can see angels in their original form </li></ul>World of angels
  6. 6. <ul><li>Allah created Adam and honored Adam by having angels prostrate to him. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And (remember) when We (Allah) said to the angels: ‘Prostrate yourselves before Adam.’ And they prostrated except Iblees (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah)’” (Quran2:34 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Was Satan a (fallen) angel? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would Allah make angels worship Adam? </li></ul>Angels bowed down to Adam
  7. 7. <ul><li>Angels don’t disobey Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan disobeyed Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus he was not an angel. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan (Iblees) was in the company of angels when Allah commanded them all to prostrate to Adam. </li></ul><ul><li>Quran mentions that Satan (Iblees) was a jinn. </li></ul><ul><li>Behold! We (Allah) said to the angels, &quot;Bow down to Adam&quot;: They bowed down except (Satan)Iblees. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. (Quran 18:50) </li></ul>Was satan a fallen angel?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Allah commanded angels (and satan) to prostrate to Adam. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah wanted to honor Adam (humans) as the best of HIS creation. </li></ul><ul><li>The arabic word used is ‘Sujood’ = Prostrate </li></ul><ul><li>Allah did not used the word ‘Abudoo’ = worship </li></ul><ul><li>In many cultures, people bow down to each other for respect. Are they worshipping each other? </li></ul>Why did Allah make angels to worship Adam?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Jibrael (Gabriel) – Brings revelation from Allah to humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Mikaeel – In charge of rain and vegetation </li></ul><ul><li>Israfeel – Blows the trumpet </li></ul><ul><li>Izraeel – takes souls upon death </li></ul><ul><li>Kiraaman Kaatibeen – writes deeds of each person </li></ul><ul><li>Ridwan – Custodian of Paradise </li></ul><ul><li>Malik – Custodian of Hell </li></ul><ul><li>Munkar and Nakir – Angels who visit the dead in grave to ask questions </li></ul>Some prominent Angels

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