The World of the Noble Angels
In the Light of the Qur’an and Sunnah
Islamic Creed Series. 2
From the moment an individual is conceived in his mother Ys womb, until death and beyond, angels play a part in human life. Angels accompany each human being, protecting him or her and keeping a record of all that person’_’_Ύs deeds. Angels bring forth the soul of the dying, and they bring comfort or inflict torment in the grave. An angel will sound the Trumpet on the Last Day, and angels will be present on the Day of Judgement until they accompany people to their ultimate destination in Paradise or Hell. Almost all human cultures, ancient and modern, have some kind of belief about angels. The pre-Islamic Arabs believed them to be daughters of the Almighty. Some philosophers thought that angels were the stars in the sky. In modern times there has been a resurgence of interest in angels, and they feature prominently in movies and other forms of popular western culture. However, these myths have no role to play in the belief of the Muslim. Our beliefs are based on the teachings of the Qur’_’_Ύan and the Sunnah, which tell us all we need to know about the reality of the unseen, including the world of the angels.