Dwelling The dwelling place of the angels is in the heavens. They come down to the earth by the Command of Allah to fulfill the tasks they are entrusted with, as well as on special occasions such as LaylatulQadr. “The night of al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels & the Ruh (i.e., Jibrael) by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees.” [Surah al-Qadr (97): 1]
Status Angels vary in their status before their Lord. Allah said concerning Jibrael, “Verily, this is the Word (this Holy Quran brought by) a most honorable messenger [from Allah to the Prophet]. Owner of power, & high rank with the Lord of the Throne…” [Surah at-Takwir (81): 19-20] The best of angels are those who were present at the battle of Badr. In Sahih al-Bukhari, it is narrated from Rafaa’ah ibn Raafi that Jibrael came to the Prophet& said, “What do you think of the people of Badr among you (i.e., those among you who were present at Badr)?” He said, “They are among the best of Muslims” or similar words. Jibrael said, “The same is true about the angels who were present at Badr.”
[Sahih al-Bukhari (7/312, Hadith no. 3992)]
Number Angles are very great in number & none knows their exact number except He, Who created them as He said in the noble verse, “None knows the hosts of your Lord except Him.”
[Surah al-Muddathir (74): 31]
The Beloved Prophet (Pbuh) said regarding the number of angels in the seven heavens, “There is no space in the seven heavens – a foot length or a hand-span or a palm’s width which does not have an angel standing, bowing & prostrating.”
Jibrael said concerning the number of angels in the seventh heaven when Allah’s Messenger inquired about it on the night of Isra wal-Miraj, “This is al-Bayt al-Ma’moor (the Much Frequented House); every day seventy thousand angels pray in it, & they never come back to it.”
It is also narrated in Sahih Muslim about the angels that the Beloved Prophet (Pbuh) said, “On that Day (of Judgment), Hell will be brought with seventy thousand ropes, each of which will be pulled by seventy thousand angels.”
If one were to study the texts which mention the role of angels in human life, he will realize how great their number is. From the moment an individual is conceived in his mother’s womb, until his death & beyond, angels play a variety of roles in all stages of human life. Moreover, angels are also assigned duties in the functioning of the universe.
This Core content from faith in the angels compiled by Shawana A. Aziz
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