The Arabic word for ‘angel’ is Malak. Malaa’ikah is its plural. Allah created the angels. He created them just as He created man and everything else.
They are made of light. We cannot see them, but we know that they are there! This is because Allah’s
Messenger () has told us so.
The angels are Allah’s servants. They obey Him all the time. They carry out His commands. They have no power to disobey Allah.
Allah wanted a man to obey Him. So He sent Angel
Jibreel () to Prophet Muhammad (). Angel Jibreel told the Prophet () what Allah wanted a man to do.
Jibreel () brought the Qur’an to the Prophet () at the command of Allah. This was Jibreel’s duty.
Allah sent Angel Jibreel () to many Prophets before Prophet Muhammad (). We can read about these prophets in the Qur’an. There are many angels.
Different angels do different duties. Angel Jibreel is one of them.
Every one of us has two angels. They remain with us all the time. They write down everything we do or say! They write down our good actions and bad actions.
Mikaa’eel, Israafeel, Maalik and Jibreel are some
of the angels.
A Muslim believes in all of Allah’s angels.
- Write the answers to the following questions.
1 . What is the Arabic word for angels?
- Who created the angels?
- What are angels made of?
A Muslim believes in the angels even if he cannot see them.
Allah sent Prophets and Messengers to guide man
Allah sent guidance to us through His Prophets. This guidance of Allah is called washing. The English word for whai is a revelation.
Revelation means to make something known. Wahi
(revelation) is the gift of
Allah to man.
Who brought this wahi to the Prophets? It was
Angel Jibreel ( ) who brought wahi to Allah’s
Prophets. These were Allah’s messages. These messages were collected in the form of books.
The Qur’an speaks of these books:
The Suhuf was given to Prophet Ibraaheem (),
The Zaboor was given to Prophet Dawood (),
The Tawrah was given to Prophet Musa (),
The Injeel was given to Prophet Isa (), and
the Qur’an was given to Prophet Muhammad ()
All these books had the same message of
Tawheed in them, that is (there is no god but Allah).
What happened to these books?
Except for the Qur’an, all the other books were lost or changed by people.
Today the original words of these books do not exist, but we still believe that these Books were once sent by Allah.
We now have the Qur’an only. Its words are as
original as when they came to our Prophet Muhammad
()• Allah has protected the Qur’an in its original form.
It is a part of our faith to believe in the Qur’an.
The Books of Allah
Match the columns
*Isa () Qur’an
*Da wood () Suhuf
*Musa () Injeel
*Ibraaheem () Tawrah
*Muhammad () Zaboor
- Fill in the blanks.
1. The guidance of Allah to the Prophets is called ………………….
- It was Angel (………) who brought the wahi
to Allah’s Prophets.
- The Qur’an was given to Prophet ( …………….. ).
- Except for the Qur’an, all the other Books were ………………
or by people.
5. Allah has protected the original form. in its
Allah does not make His will known to man directly. He does not tell each one of us separately to do this and not to do that.