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Angels – The Major Angels and their Duties

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Angels

Only Allah knows the number of angels. There is no clear info regarding the number of angels in the Qur’an and hadiths. However, it’s attainable for us to mention that they’re much more than we will count based upon hadiths. Moreover, according to the news given by the prophet Muhammad ﷺ; an angel comes to the earth with a drop of rain and its turn does not come again. We can range the famous angels and their responsibilities as follows.

Gabriel (A.S)

Gabriel (A.S) is one in all the four highest angels. He’s appointed to convey revelations to the prophets by Allah. In three places of the Qur‘an, His name is Jibril. Besides, he’s mentioned in verses because of the spirit, rasulun Karim, ruh al-Amin and ruh al-qudus. In addition to these, in one of the hadiths, he is called “an-namus”.

Hz. Israfel (A.S)

The angel that will blow the trumpet is named Israfel. His name is mentioned among the four great angels within the hadiths. Israfel will blow two times, in the first one, the Doomsday will occur and in the second blowing, the resurrection will occur. Because of this duty of him, He is called the angel of Soor (the Trumpet).

Hz. Azrael (A.S)

His duty is to grasp the souls of people whose death times have come. He is called as “Malak-ul Mawt”, that is, the angel of death.

Hz. Mikail (A.S) (Michael)

He is one of the greatest angels of four and He is responsible for the pouring of rain, the blowing of the wind, natural events such as the ordering of seasons and the management of supplications of the created beings. He is only mentioned in one place of the Qur‘an. Hz. Mikail is the angel that manages the divine work of arts that are planted on the field of the earth with the power of Allah and His order.

Kiraman KatibinIt

It is the names of the angels who are attendant on the right and left of humans. The angel on the right is responsible for recording the good deeds and manners; the angel on the left is responsible for recording the bad deeds and manners.  The angels who are also called Hafaza will attend as witnesses of the deeds of humans on the Day of Judgment during reckoning.

Munkar – Nakir Angels

They are the angels that question man once he dies within the grave. The words of “Munkar” and “Nakir” means that unknown, unrecognized and unaccustomed. They’re referred to as in this way as a result of they come to the dead in a way that he/she has not seen before. These 2 angels question the dead by queries as follows and treat them in step with the answers that they receive:
Who is your lord?
Who is your prophet?
What is your book?

There are more angels than mentioned here.

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