Who Protect People
Noble Qur'an 86:4
There is no human being but has a protector over him (or her) (i.e.
angels incharge of each human being guarding him, writing his good and
bad deeds, etc.)
Noble Qur'an Ar-Ra'd 13:11
For each (person), there are angels in
succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of
Allâh. Verily! Allâh will not change the good condition of a people as
long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by
committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allâh). But
when Allâh wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of
it, and they will find besides Him no protector.
of Angels (Constant) Obedience
Hadith - Sahih
Bukhari 3:573, Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah ordains something on the Heaven the angels beat with their wings
in obedience to His Statement which sounds like that of a chain dragged
over a rock. His Statement: 'Until when the fear is banished from their
hearts, the Angels say, 'What was it that your Lord said?' They reply,
'He has said the Truth. And He is the Most High, The Great.'
Who Report about People
- Bukhari, Vol. 4, Hadith No. 446, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.
The Prophet (saaws) said,
"Angels keep on descending from and ascending to the heaven in turn,
some at night and some by daytime, and all of them assemble together at
the time of the Fajr and 'Asr prayers. Then those who have stayed with
you overnight, ascend unto Allah Who asks them (and He knows the answer
better than they): "How have you left My slaves?" They reply, "We left
them while they were praying and we came to them while they were
praying." The narrator added: "If anyone of you says 'Amin (during the
prayer at the end of the recitation of Surat Al-Fatiha), and the angels
in heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins
will be forgiven."
Allah (glorified and exalted
be He) has supernumerary angels who rove about seeking out gatherings
in which Allah's name is being invoked: they sit with them and fold
their wings round each other, filling that which is between them and
between the lowest heaven. When [the people in the gathering] depart,
[the angels] ascend and rise up to heaven. He (the Prophet p.b.u.h.)
said: Then Allah (mighty and sublime be He) asks them - [though] He is
most knowing about them: From where have you come?
they say: We have come from some servants of Yours on Earth: they were
glorifying You (Subhana llah), exalting you (Allahu akbar), witnessing
that there is no god but You (La ilaha illa llah), praising You
(Al-Hamdu lillah), and asking [favours] of You. He says: And what do
they ask of Me? They say: They ask of You Your Paradise. He says: And
have they seen My Paradise? They say: No, O Lord. He says: And how
would it be were they to have seen My Paradise! They say: And they ask
protection of You. He says: From what do they ask protection of Me?
They say: From Your Hell-fire, O Lord. He says: And have they seen My
Hell-fire? They say: NO. He says: And how would it be were they to have
seen My Hell-fire: They say: And they ask for Your forgiveness.
He (the Prophet p.b.u.h) said: Then
He says: I have forgiven them and I have bestowed upon them what they
have asked for,and I have granted them sanctuary from that from which
they asked protection. He (the Prophet p.b.u.h) said: They say: O Lord,
among then is So-and-so, a much sinning servant, who was merely passing
by and sat down with them. He (the Prophet p.b.u.h) said: And He says:
And to him [too] I have given forgiveness: he who sits with such people
shall not suffer.
Who Affect Nature
Qur'an - As-Saaffaat 37:1-3
1. By those (angels) ranged in ranks (or
2. By those (angels)
who drive the clouds in a good way.
3. By those (angels) who bring the Book and the Qur'ân from Allâh to
mankind [Tafsir Ibn Kathîr].
are Real Beings
Angels are real beings, not
illusions or figments of human imagination. They are created from
A Muslim must believe
specifically in all the angels named and/or described in the Qur'an and
in charge of delivering revelation.
Mika'il: in charge of
bringing the rain.
Israfil: the blower of the horn on Qiyama.
Angel of Death who takes people's souls at death.
The Noble Recorders:
those who record people's actions.
The Protectors (Al-Mu'aqqibat):
who keep people from death until its decreed time.
Ridhwan: in charge of
Malik: in charge of Hell.
Munkar and Nakir: the
questioners in the grave.
The Carriers of the Throne.
Those who record the future of the fetus.
who enter the Haram: 70,000 every day.
Those who move about, descending upon
gatherings at which Allah and His Book are mentioned and studied.
Belief in the angels is an integral part
of Iman. [See 2/285 Al-Baqarah]
Kufr with respect to the angels is kufr. [See
They are not some metaphysical
force or aspect of the human psyche or self. Deviants have said such
things for many centuries, and it was not a new deviation when it was
being propagated in America during this century.
Praying for Muslims
The following are some of the
righteous actions whose doers are prayed for by the angels.
Obedience to Allah Almighty on the Night of
Recitation of Qur`an and dhikr of Allah Almighty
Teaching people good
The seeker of useful knowledge
Walking to the mosque and remaining in it
in the first row
Going early to Jumu`a
The Fajr & `Asr prayers in a group at
The meal of sahur
Sadaqa and spending in good ways
The Hajj and standing at Arafa
Seeking martyrdom in the way of Allah
The prayer on the Prophet, may Allah
bless him and grant him peace
Visiting the sick
Supplication for believers who are not
Sleeping in a state of wudu`
Items for the uttaqun:
Allah, subhana watala, sees everything we do!