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Re: What does the Quran mean by Angels?
By:Salman Farrukh
Date: Saturday, 1 May 2010, 2:57 am
In Response To: Re: What does the Quran mean by Angels? (Salman Farrukh)

Kindly allow me to add some more verses from the Quran to understand the meanings of Angels as Allah wants us to understand. There is nothing "mythical" about it brothers and sisters. Muslims should not try to "imagine" the form of Allah, Angels or any un-understandable creature ,like Jinns etc.They are only required to believe in them as the creations of Allah,Almighty according to the Quran.Becoming "superstitious" , only means that may be we are trying to assume or relate something to them ,which they are not, or may be we are attributing "divinity" to them besides Allah, but if we are not doing so, then it's not at all offensive to the message of Allah, but it is a requirement of our Imaan, only, that Allah has created many things which are not visible to our "eye".

Angels appointed to help the believers:

بلي ان تصبروا وتتقوا وياتوكم من فورهم هذا يمددكم ربكم بخمسة الاف من الملائكة مسومين
3:125
Surely! If you take a firm stand and be on guard, and the enemy launches on you a sudden attack, your Lord will aid you with five thousand angels, specialized.
اذ تستغيثون ربكم فاستجاب لكم اني ممدكم بالف من الملائكة مردفين
8:9
You sought help from your Lord and He assured you, “I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank upon rank.”

اذ يوحي ربك الي الملائكة اني معكم فثبتوا الذين امنوا سالقي في قلوب الذين كفروا الرعب فاضربوا فوق الاعناق واضربوا منهم كل بنان
8:12
This is how your Lord inspired the angels, “I am with you. So make the believers stand firm. I will cast terror in the hearts of the rejecters of the Truth. Launch a swift hard strike to disillusion their Command and scatter the soldiers.”

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Angels are "seperate" creatures, Mukhlooq.

قل لو كان في الارض ملائكة يمشون مطمئنين لنزلنا عليهم من السماء ملكا رسولا
17:95
Say, “If angels walked about and dwelled on the earth, We would have sent an angel from the heaven as Messenger.”
يوم يرون الملائكة لا بشري يومئذ للمجرمين ويقولون حجرا محجورا
25:22
Yet on that Day when they see the angels, it will not be a pleasant news for violators of human rights who used to thrive on others’ labor. They will exclaim, “Can there be a barrier between the angels and us?”

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Angels descend with good news;

ان الذين قالوا ربنا الله ثم استقاموا تتنزل عليهم الملائكة الا تخافوا ولا تحزنوا وابشروا بالجنة التي كنتم توعدون
41:30
But, truly, as for those who say, “Our Lord is God”, and then remain steadfastly upright; upon them descend angels, saying, “Fear not, and grieve not, but hear good news of the Paradise that you are promised. [’Angels descending and saying’ = Divine Laws supporting the steadfastly upright who submit to God alone

ولو اننا نزلنا اليهم الملائكة وكلمهم الموتي وحشرنا عليهم كل شئ قبلا ما كانوا ليؤمنوا الا ان يشاء الله ولكن اكثرهم يجهلون
6:111
Even if We caused the angels to descend to them, and the dead to speak to them, and lined up all the miracles before them, they would not believe. People can be guided only according to God’s Laws, but most of them choose the way of ignorance
الله يصطفي من الملائكة رسلا ومن الناس ان الله سميع بصير
22:75
(In His Almightiness) God chooses Message-bearers from among the angels as well as from among mankind. Indeed, God is All Hearing, All Seeing. [Angels being Message-bearers = Angels of Revelation to the prophets]
ينزل الملائكة بالروح من امره علي من يشاء من عباده ان انذروا انه لا اله الا انا فاتقون
16:2
He sends down His angels with Revelation of His Command, to such of His servants as He wills. Saying, “Proclaim that there is no one worthy of obedience but Me, so be mindful of My Laws.”

الذين تتوفاهم الملائكة ظالمي انفسهم فالقوا السلم ما كنا نعمل من سوء بلي ان الله عليم بما كنتم تعملون
16:28
Namely, those whose lives the angels take while they were doing wrong to their own ’selves’. They finally would offer submission and say, “We did not mean to do wrong.” “Yes indeed! God is Knower of all you were doing!”

ينزل الملائكة بالروح من امره علي من يشاء من عباده ان انذروا انه لا اله الا انا فاتقون
16:2
He sends down His angels with Revelation of His Command, to such of His servants as He wills. Saying, “Proclaim that there is no one worthy of obedience but Me, so be mindful of My Laws.”

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Angels "serve" Allah. Ignorant people doubted their about their "gender";

وجعلوا الملائكة الذين هم عباد الرحمن اناثا اشهدوا خلقهم ستكتب شهادتهم ويسالون
43:19
And they ‘make’ the angels who are servants of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be called to account (for their false claim

Only Allah is "all-knowing".Our knowlegde is incomplete. With incomplete knowledge we cannot have arguments.Thankyou.

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