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Outline the roles which Angels play within Islam

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Outline the roles which Angels play within Islam? Angels are sentient beings made of Nur (light) with no free-will. Their creation is for the purpose of worship and servitude of the Almighty. The Almighty mentions that Angels are not rebellious and obey willingfully; and so to them is appointed a multitude of posts. The management of creation has been ordered by The Almighty to the Angels: the rising/setting of the sun, the tides, the planets orbiting... ...read more.


Angels are quoted in the Holy Quran numerous times, however there are a few which are mentioned by name. Angel Gabriel is believed to be referred to as Rooh Ul-Qudus (The Faithful Spirit) as he transmitted the revelation of the Holy Quran. 'Say (O Muhamad, to mankind): Who is an enemy to Gabriel! For it is he who has revealed (this book) to your heart by God's permission.' (surah 2:97) The Almighty appointed Angel Gabriel to deliver the Holy Quran to the Prophet s.a.w.s. ...read more.


The Angels on our shoulders who protect and guard us at all times hold a major role on the Day of Judgement as they will testify to our personal life records which decides our destiny of heaven or hell. Angels relate messages from The Almighty by sometimes impersonating any (good) form, and can also send gifts as they did to Lady Maryam in the physique of a man; they can act as a physical contact between The Almighty and His servant. They are moral agents who can also be sent down to test mankind or to bring knowledge which translates The Almighty's intendment or intelligence. ...read more.

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