Muhammad Bin Ibrahim At Tuwejri in his book titled “Fiqh Ul Quloob” (“Understanding of the hearts”) beautifully presents Allah’s (swt) numerous and wonderful creations. The objective is to draw attention from the concrete realities of this world and lead to the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for man to find his role and purpose of life.
Their Unique Physique and Traits
“All the praises and thanks be to Allah the only Originator (or the only Creator) of the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels messengers with wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He Wills. Verily Allah is able to do all things.” (Fatir 35:1)
Allah (swt) Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise) creates things deliberately. His designs are not purposeless. Similarly, angels are a wondrous creation of Allah (swt) of the unseen world. This unseen world runs parallel to the seen world.
Angels have been created from light (Nur). Their intrinsic nature (Jiballat) is to obey Allah (swt). They are different from humans on the basis of their actions, traits, and physique. In terms of status, they are honourable creations. They worship Allah (swt) and do not possess divinity or Ruboobiyat traits.
Their Consistent Worship
“… And those Who are near Him (i.e. the angels) are not too proud to worship Him nor are they weary (of His worship) They (i.e. the angels) glorify His Praises night and day, (and) they never slacken (to do so).” (Al-Anbiya 21:19-20)
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