can babies see angels?

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    some people say that babies can see angels. thats why they laugh and with them they talk.

    what is the Islamic point of view?
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    I'm interested in that as well.
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    Wa'alaykum asalaam.

    Good question.. something I'd love to know.. (*awaits for an answer*).
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    Omg, good question!! I've heard a lot of people talk about how babies can see angels and laugh and all that.
    I really wanna know if it's true. xD
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    That´s interesting question but how we can get right answer? Ask the baby?

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    Salaams

    We are awaiting for the explanations Pls..............

    Wassalaam!
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    That makes sense. Think about it. If we notice the pattern of every car accidents report that baby being part of car accidents as well. You will see only baby survive somehow which still beg the question how baby survive the impossible car accidents. That does prove that Angels watch baby and look after the baby anyhow. May be, it's true that baby can see angels. So far, what we have limited knowledge about Quran that human can not see Angels. Hopefully, someone provide the verse that is related to the thread.
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    I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO KNOW THE ANSWER BROTHER
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    its said babies r protected by angels.also sometimes consoled by angels like when they get lost etc.but babies being sensitive and iinnocent cn feel the presence but not actually see them,like many of us in ramzan u know noor light
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    i think you thought wrong.that's not the ONLY job for angels.What about the two on each person's shoulders!!
    :wasalam:wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. . .
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    First of all..I too have heard the same from my granny long years ago... But I never wanted to find the truth till this moment...LOL.. but now I am curiouse to know...

    Well... I was searching for the evidences... I couldn't fine any DIRECT hadeeth regarding this issue but this message sounds in authentic... I say this because, I came across the following Hadeeths..
    and when I read them, I felt like this message should be wrong..

    Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: The Prophet said, "Whoever eats
    garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or should
    remain in his house." (Jabir bin `Abdullah, in another
    narration said, "Once a big pot containing cooked vegetables
    was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the
    Prophet asked, 'What is in it?' He was told all the names of
    the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet ordered that it
    should be brought near to some of his companions who were with
    him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said,
    'Eat. (I don't eat) for I converse with those whom you don't
    converse with
    (i.e. the angels). [Bukhari 1.814:]


    SO HERE THE PROPHET (PBUH) says that we human beings can not converse with angles.. so basically, my question is...HOW CAN A BABY THEN??

    Moreover, I know of a Hadeeth in which the Angel Jibreel passed his Salaam to one of the Umahathul Mu'mineen, through the Prophet (PBUH). But the Ummul mu'mineen did never see him but she gave the reply Salaam

    I AM SORRY I DONT HAVE TIME TO FIND THE REFERENCE NUMBER..

    Iam saying this hadeeth 'coz, If a Umahathul Mu'mineen, cannot see the angle, HOW CAN A BABY THEN??

    ALLAH AZZAWAJAL KNOWS BEST... Some one plz correct me if I am wrong:)

    NOW I AM COMING TO Naw333's DOUBT..:)

    Sister... we are always surrounded by angles...:):):)

    These are few hadeeths for your information...


    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Angels come to
    you in succession by night and day and all of them get
    together at the time of the Fajr and `Asr prayers. Those who
    have passed the night with you (or stayed with you) ascend (to
    the Heaven) and Allah asks them, though He knows everything
    about you, well, "In what state did you leave my slaves?" The
    angels reply: "When we left them they were praying and when we
    reached them, they were praying." [Bukhari 1.530:]



    Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "When it is a Friday,
    the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and keep on writing
    the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession
    according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters
    the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a
    camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering
    a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg
    respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they
    (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba." [Bukhari 2.51:]


    SUBHANALLAH... there are mannnnnnnny more jobs which Angels are up to...INSHA ALLAH i'll pm you more details on Angels..


    Hope this would benefit..
    FEE AMANILLAH:hearts:

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    Thanks for the hadith, Sister Faaraa.
    I'd really like to know more about angels, for some reason I love learning about them. :)

    Do you mind pming me with more hadith or info? :hijabi:


    Peace.
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    Angels appearing in human form

    The angels appear in human form; who sees them in their true form?

    Is it true that children can see the angels?.

    Praise be to Allaah. ​
    Allaah created man from dust, He created the jinn from fire and He created the angels from light. It is proven by the definitive texts that it is not possible for humans to see the jinn unless they appear in a different form, such as in the form of humans and animals. The angels cannot be seen in their original form by most people unless they appear in human form.


    In the answer to question no. 70364 we have explained in detail that it is impossible for most people to see the angels in their original form, and that this was not granted to anyone of this ummah except the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).


    As for the angels appearing in human form, this is proven in the Qur’aan and saheeh Sunnah. If an angel appears in human form, it is possible for everyone to see him and there is no difference between males and females, or old and young. But no one can be certain that a person he is seeing is an angel, because proof that they are angels is dependent on Wahy (Revelation) from Allaah, and how can that happen after the death of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)?


    The angels appeared in human form and came to Ibraaheem and Loot (peace be upon them), but they did not know who they really were until the angels told them, so it is more likely that other people cannot have any knowledge of that.


    Among the evidence that the angels can appear in human form and that they can be seen in that form is the following


    1-
    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


    “And mention in the Book (the Qur’aan, O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم , the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east.


    17. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh [angel Jibreel (Gabriel)], and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects.


    18. She said: ‘Verily, I seek refuge with the Most Gracious (Allaah) from you, if you do fear Allaah.’


    19. (The angel) said: ‘I am only a messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son’”


    [Maryam 19:16-19]


    2-
    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


    “Has the story reached you, of the honoured guests [three angels; Jibreel (Gabriel) along with another two] of Ibraaheem (Abraham)?


    25. When they came in to him and said: ‘Salaam, (peace be upon you)!’ He answered: ‘Salaam, (peace be upon you ),’ and said: ‘You are a people unknown to me.’


    26. Then he turned to his household, and brought out a roasted calf [as the property of Ibraaheem (Abraham) was mainly cows].


    27. And placed it before them (saying): ‘Will you not eat?’


    28. Then he conceived fear of them (when they ate not). They said: ‘Fear not.’ And they gave him glad tidings of a son having knowledge (about Allaah and His religion of True Monotheism)”


    [al-Dhaariyaat 51:24-28]


    3-
    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


    “And when Our messengers came to Loot (Lot), he was grieved on account of them and felt himself straitened for them (lest the town people should approach them to commit sodomy with them). He said: ‘This is a distressful day’”


    [Hood 11:77]


    4-


    It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allaah (S) one day, a man came to us whose garment was exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black, and there were no signs of travel on him, and none of us knew who he was. He came and sat before the Prophet (S), resting his knees against his and placing his hands on his thighs. He said: O Muhammad, tell me about Islam. … He [‘Umar] said: Then he went away. I stayed there for a while, then he (the Prophet (S)) said to me: “O ‘Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I said: Allaah and His Messenger know best. He said: “That was Jibreel, who came to you to teach you your religion.”


    Narrated by al-Bukhaari (8).


    5-


    The story of the trial of the leper, bald man and blind man among the Children of Israel, in which it says that Allaah sent an angel in human form to test them.


    Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3277) and Muslim (2964).


    6.


    It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that “A man visited a brother of his in another town, and Allaah sent an angel to wait for him on the road. When he came to him, he said: Where are you headed? He said: I am headed to a brother of mine in this town. He said: Have you done him any favour for which you hope to be recompensed? He said: No, but I love him for the sake of Allaah. He said: I am a messenger from Allaah to you, to tell you that Allaah loves you as you love him for His sake.”


    Narrated by Muslim (2567)


    And there is other saheeh evidence from which is clear that the angels can be seen, but only in the form in which Allaah commands them to appear; and then everyone that Allaah decrees should see them will see them.
    The one who claims that he sees the angels in their original form is a liar or is delusional. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw Jibreel in his true form, filling the horizon with six hundred wings. Who can claim that he saw him at that time? Thus it is clear that there is no one among this ummah who can see the angels in their true form except the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). As for children, they are like other people – they cannot see them unless they appear in human form.


    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:


    Hence humans are unable to see an angel in his true form unless Allaah helps them, as He helped our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


    “And they say: ‘Why has not an angel been sent down to him?’ Had We sent down an angel, the matter would have been judged at once, and no respite would be granted to them.


    9. And had We appointed him an angel, We indeed would have made him a man, and We would have certainly confused them in which they are already confused (i.e. the Message of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)”


    [al-An’aam 6:8-9]


    More than one of the salaf said: They are not able to see an angel in his true form. If We sent an angel down to them, We would make him appear in human form, and in that case they would be confused as to whether he was an angel or a man. So what benefit would it be if We sent an angel to them? So We sent to them a man of their own kind, whom they could see and learn from, and this was perfect kindness and mercy to mankind.
    Minhaaj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (2/333).


    For more details about the angels please see the answer to question no. 843.


    And Allaah knows best.
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    :salam2: ONCE AGAIN..

    Of course I forgot to mention that if the Angels would appear before us in another form, we can see them... BUT WE CANT SEE THEM IF THEY ARE IN A PURE FORM.., as JenGiove siad..

    JAZAKALLAHU KAHIR for the reminder JenGiove :)

    FEE AMAILLAH:hearts:
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    sister, GIVE ME A LIL TIME.. INSHA ALLAH i'll pm them to you too after finishing my assignment..or-else my teacher would... you know usualy what they would do.., right? LOL...

    So, plz do wait a lil:)

    FEE AMANILLAH:hearts:
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    :salam2:wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. . .

    Jazakallah khair for the hadiths sister,but i don't think they answer the question as we are talking about babies here and the ashab and hadhrat khadeeja(it was her who was given salaam)were mature humans..
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    Angels

    Al-Malaa’ikah (Angels)
    What do you believe about angels regarding their function, appearance, form and powers?

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Belief in angels is one of the six pillars of belief or faith without which there is no faith. Whoever does not believe in any of these pillars is not a believer (mu’min). These pillars are belief in: Allaah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and that predestination, both good and bad, comes from Allaah.

    Angels are a part of the world of the Unseen which we cannot comprehend. Allah has told us about them in many places in the Qur’aan and via His Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him). There follows a number of proven reports concerning the angels, which hopefully will make you realize the greatness of the Creator and the greatness of this religion which has told us so much about them:

    Of what are they created?
    They are created from light, as ‘Aa’ishah reported: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘The angels are created from light, just as the jinn are created from smokeless fire and mankind is created from what you have been told about.’" (Reported by Muslim, no. 2996).

    When were they created?
    We have no knowledge of precisely when they were created, because there is no text to tell us this. But they were created before mankind for certain, because the Qur’aan says (interpretation of the meaning): "Behold, your Lord said to the angels: ‘I will create a vicegerent on earth.’ . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:30] The fact that Allah told them of His intention to create man indicates that they already existed.

    Their great size
    Allaah says concerning the angels of Hell:
    "O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern and severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded." [al-Tahreem 66:6]

    The greatest of all the angels is Jibreel (Gabriel), upon whom be peace, who was described in the following report:
    "From ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas‘ood, who said: the Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) saw Jibreel in his true form. He had six hundred wings, each of which covered the horizon. There fell from his wings jewels, pearls and rubies, only Allah knows about them." It was reported by Ahmad in al-Musnad, and Ibn Katheer said in al-Bidaayah 1/47 that its isnaad is jayyid.

    The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said, describing Jibreel:
    "I saw Jibreel descending from heaven, and his great size filled the space between heaven and earth." (Reported by Muslim, no. 177).

    Among the greatest angels are those who carry the Throne (of Allaah), who were described in the following report:
    "From Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah from the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him), who said: ‘I have been given permission to speak about one of the angels of Allaah who carry the Throne. The distance between his ear-lobes and his shoulders is equivalent to a seven-hundred-year journey.’" (Sunan Abee Daawood, Kitaab al-Sunnah, Baab fi’l-Jahamiyyah).

    They have wings
    Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "Praise be to Allaah, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels messengers with wings - two, or three, or four (pairs) adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things." [Faatir 35:1]

    Their beauty
    Allaah said, describing Jibreel, upon whom be peace (interpretation of the meaning):
    "He [the Prophet] has been taught by one Mighty in Power, Dhoo Mirrah (free from any defect in body and mind), then he rose and became stable." [al-Najm 53:5-6]

    Ibn ‘Abbaas said: "‘Dhoo Mirrah means that he has a beautiful appearance." Qutaadah said: "He is tall and beautiful."

    The idea that angels are beautiful is firmly established in all people’s minds, so much so that they liken a beautiful human to an angel, as the women said about Yoosuf:
    ". . . When they [the women] saw him, they did extol him and (in their amazement) cut their hands: they said: ‘Allah preserve us! no mortal is this! This is none other than a noble angel!’" [Yoosuf 12:31]

    Their differences in size and status
    The angels are not all of one size or status; there are differences between them just as there are differences in virtue. The best of them are those that were present at the battle of Badr, as is stated in the hadeeth narrated by Mu‘aadh ibn Rifaa‘ah al-Zuraaqi from his father, who had been one of the people present at Badr. He said: "Jibreel came to the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) and asked, ‘How do you rate the people among you who were present at Badr?’ He said: ‘They are the best of the Muslims,’ or something similar. [Jibreel] said: ‘So it is with the angels who were present at Badr.’" (Reported by al-Bukhaari, no. 3992).

    They do not eat or drink
    This is indicated by the conversation between Ibraaheem, the "friend" of Allaah and the angels who visited him. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf, and placed it before them. He said, ‘Will you not eat?’ (When they did not eat), he conceived a fear of them. They said: ‘Fear not,’ and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge."
    [al-Dhaariyaat 51:26-28]

    Elsewhere, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "But when he [Ibraaheem] saw their hands went not towards the (meal), he felt some mistrust of them, and conceived a fear of the. They said: ‘Fear not: we have been sent against the people of Lut.’" [Hud 11:70]

    They do not get bored or tired of remembering and worshipping Allah
    Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "They celebrate His praises night and day, nor do they ever slacken." [al-Anbiyaa’ 21:20]

    ". . . For in the presence of your Lord are those who celebrate His praises by night and by day. And they never become tired (nor feel themselves above it)." [Fussilat 41:38]

    Their number
    The angels are many, and their number is known only to Allah. The Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said, described the Much-Frequented House (al-Bayt al-Ma‘moor) in the seventh heaven:
    "Then I was taken up to the Much-Frequented House: every day seventy thousand angels visit it and leave, never returning to it again, another [group] coming after them." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 3207).

    ‘Abdullaah said: "The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘Hell will be brought forth that day by means of seventy thousand ropes, each of which will be pulled by seventy thousand angels." (Reported by Muslim, no. 2842).

    Their names
    The angels have names, but we know only the names of a few of them. We have to believe in the names reported in the Qur’aan and Sunnah texts, as a part of general belief in the angels. Among the names of angels that are known to us are:

    (1) Jibreel (Gabriel) and (2) Mikaa’eel (Michael)

    "Say: Whoever is an enemy to Jibreel - for he brings down the (revelation) to your heart by Allah’s will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings to those who believe -
    Whoever is an enemy to Allah, and His angels and prophets, to Jibreel and Mikaa’eel - Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith." [al-Baqarah 2:97-98]

    (3) Israafeel

    From Abu Salamah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf, who said: "I asked ‘Aa’ishah the Mother of the Believers about what the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) used to start his prayer with when he got up to pray at night (qiyaam al-layl). She said: ‘When he got up to pray at night, he would start his prayer (with the words): ‘O Allah, Lord of Jibreel, Mikaa’eel and Israafeel, Creator of heaven and earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen, You are the Judge of the matters in which Your slaves differ; guide me with regard to disputed matters of Truth by Your permission, for You guide whomever You will to the Straight Path.’" (Reported by Muslim, no. 270).

    (4) Malik

    He is the Keeper of Hell, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "They [the people in Hell] will cry: ‘O Malik! Would that your Lord put an end to us!’. . ." [al-Zukhruf 43:77]

    (5) Munkar and (6) Nakeer

    From Abu Hurayrah, who said: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘When the deceased is buried (or he said: when one of you is buried), there come to him two blue-black angels, one of whom is called Munkar and the other Nakeer. They ask him, ‘What did you used to say about this man?’ and he says what he used to say: ‘He is the slave and Messenger of Allah: I bear witness that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad is the slave and Messenger of Allah. They say, ‘We knew beforehand that you used to say this.’ Then his grave will be widened for him to a size of seventy cubits by seventy cubits and it will be illuminated for him. Then they tell him, ‘Sleep.’ He says, ‘Go back to my family and tell them.’ They tell him, ‘Sleep like a bridegroom whom no-one will wake up except his most beloved,’ until Allah raises him up. If (the deceased) was a hypocrite, he says, ‘I heard the people saying something so I said something similar; I do not know.’ They say: ‘We knew beforehand that you used to say this.’ The earth will be told to squeeze him, so he will be crushed until his ribs are interlocked, and he will remain like that until Allah raises him up.’" (reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 1071. Abu ‘Isa said: It is a ghareeb hasan hadeeth. It is judged hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami‘, no. 724).

    (7) Haaroot and (8) Maaroot

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    ". . . and such things as came down at Babylon to the angels Haaroot and Maaroot . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:102]
    ". . . and none can know the forces of your Lord, except He. And this is no other than a warning to mankind."
    [al-Muddaththir 74:31]

    Their powers
    The angels have great powers given to them by Allaah, including the following:

    The ability to take on different forms. Allah has given the angels the ability to take on forms other than their own. Allah sent Jibreel to Maryam (Mary) in the form of a man, as Allah says:
    ". . . Then We sent to her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects." [Maryam 19:17]

    Angels also came to Ibraaheem in human form, and he did not know that they were angels until they told him so. Similarly, angels came to Lut in the form of young men with beautiful faces. Jibreel used to come to the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) in different forms: sometimes he would appear in the form of Dihyah al-Kalbi, a Sahaabee who was very handsome, and sometimes in the form of a Bedouin. The Sahaabah saw him in his human form, as is reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab in the two Saheehs. (‘Umar) said:
    "One day while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him), there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of travel were to be seen on him, and none of us knew him. He walked up and sat down by the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him). Resting his knees against his and placing his hands on his thighs, he said: ‘O Muhammad, tell me about Islam.’. . ." (Saheeh Muslim, no. 8).

    Many other ahaadeeth refer to the angels taking human forms, such as the hadeeth about the one who killed a hundred, in which it says ". . . there came to them an angel in human form . . ." and the hadeeth about the blind man, the bald man and the leper.

    Their speed
    The greatest speed known to man today is the speed of light; the angels are able to travel much faster than this. Hardly had an enquirer completed a question to the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him), but Jibreel would bring the answer from Allah.

    Their duties
    Among the angels is one whose task it was to convey the revelation from Allah to His Messengers; this is al-Rooh al-Ameen, Jibril, upon whom be peace. Allah says:

    "Say: whoever is an enemy to Jibreel - for he brings down the (revelation) to your heart by Allah’s will. . . " [al-Baqarah 2:97]

    "Which the trustworthy spirit has brought down,
    Upon your heart, that you may be (one) of the warners."
    [al-Shu‘araa’ 26:193-194]

    Another is responsible for rain, directing it wherever Allah wishes. This is Mikaa’eel, upon whom be peace. He has helpers, who do what he tells them, by the command of his Lord; they direct the winds and clouds, as Allah wills.

    Another is responsible for blowing the Trumpet, which will be blown by Israafeel at the onset of the Hour (the Day of Judgement).

    Others are responsible for taking people’s souls: these are the Angel of Death and his helpers. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Say: ‘the Angel of Death, put in charge of you, will (duly) take your souls, then shall you be brought back to your Lord.’" [al-Sajdah 32:11] There is no proof in any saheeh hadeeth that his name is ‘Azraa’eel.

    Others are responsible for protecting the slave throughout his life, when he stays home and when he travels, when he is asleep and when he is awake. These are the "angels in succession" concerning whom Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceal his speech or declare it openly, whether he be hid by night or go forth freely by day.
    For each (person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of Allaah. Verily! Allaah will not change the good condition of a people so long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sin and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allaah). But when Allaah wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector."
    [al-Ra‘d 13:10-11]

    Others are responsible for recording the deeds of man, good and bad. These are the "honourable scribes" (kiraaman kaatibeen) and are referred to in the aayaat (interpretation of the meanings):
    ". . . and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one’s good and bad deeds) over you . . ." [al-An‘aam 6:61]

    "Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsel? (Yes We do) and Our Messengers (appointed angels in charge of mankind) are by them, to record."
    [al-Zukhruf 43:80]

    "(Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions).
    Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)."
    [Qaaf 50:17-18]

    "But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you,
    Kiraaman (honourable) kaatibeen - writing down (your deeds)."
    [al-Infitaar 82:10-11]

    Others are responsible for testing people in the grave. These are Munkar and Nakeer. From Abu Hurayrah who said: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘When the deceased is buried (or he said: when one of you is buried), there come to him two blue-black angels, one of whom is called Munkar and the other Nakeer. They ask him, ‘What did you used to say about this man?’ . . ." [The hadeeth is quoted in full above]

    Some of them are the keepers of Paradise. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
    "And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups, till, when they reach it, its gates will be opened and its keepers will say: Salaamun ‘alaikum (peace be upon you!). You have done well, so enter here, to abide therein."
    [al-Zumar 39:73]

    Some of them are the keepers of Hell, the "guards of Hell", whose number is nineteen and whose leader is Malik, upon whom be peace. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    "And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups, till, when they reach it, the gates thereof will be opened. And its keepers will say, ‘Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves, - reciting to you the Verses of your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?’ They will say: ‘Yes, but the Word of torment has been justified against the disbelievers!’" [al-Zumar 39:71]

    "Then. let him call upon his council (of helpers),
    We will call the guards of Hell (to deal with him)!" [al-‘Alaq 97:17-18]

    "And what will make you know exactly what Hell-fire is?
    It spares not (any sinner), nor does it leave (anything unburnt)!
    Burning the skins!
    Over it are nineteen (angels as guardians and keepers of Hell).
    And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire, and We have fixed their number only as a trial for the disbelievers - in order that the People of the Scripture may arrive at a certainty and the believers may increase in Faith . . ." [al-Muddaththir 74:27-31]

    "And they will cry: ‘O Malik (Keeper of Hell)! Let your Lord make an end of us.’ He will say: ‘Verily you shall abide forever.’" [al-Zukhruf 43:77]
    One of the angels is responsible for the sperm in the womb, as is mentioned in the hadeeth of Ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him), whose truthfulness is confirmed, said: ‘The way that each of you is created is that he is gathered in his mother’s womb for forty days as a sperm drop, and then for a similar length of time as a blood-clot, and then for a similar length of time as a lump of flesh. Then an angel is sent and he breathes the spirit into (the foetus), and is charged with four commands: to write down his provision, his life-span, his actions, and whether he will be wretched or happy. By the One besides Whom there is no other god, one of you may do the deeds of the people of Paradise until he is just a cubit away from entering it, then his fate will overtake him and he will begin to do the deeds of the people of Hell, so he will enter Hell; and one of you may do the deeds of the people of Hell until he is just a cubit away from entering it, then his fate will overtake him and he will begin to do the deeds of the people of Paradise, so he will enter Paradise." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, no. 3208 and by Muslim, no. 2643).

    Some angels carry the Throne of Allaah, as He describes in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning):
    "Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allaah) and those around it glorify the praises of their Lord, and believe in Him, and ask forgiveness for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah) (saying): ‘Our Lord! You comprehend all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who repent and follow Your way, and save them from the torment of the blazing Fire!’" [Ghaafir 40:7]

    Some of the angels travel throughout the world, seeking out gatherings of dhikr (remembrance of Allaah). Abu Hurayrah said: "The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘Allah, be He be blessed and exalted, has angels who travel the highways seeking out the people of dhikr. When they find people remembering Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, they call out to one another, "Come to what you hunger for!" and they enfold them with their wings, stretching up to the lowest heaven. Their Lord asked then, and He knows better than them, "What are My slaves saying?" They say: "They are glorifying, magnifying, praising and extolling You." He asks, "Have they seen Me?" They say, "No, by Allaah, they have not seen You." He asks, "And how would it be if they saw Me?" They say, "They would be even more fervent and devoted in their praise and worship." He asks, "What are they asking me for?" They say, "They ask You for Paradise." He asks, "And have they seen it?" They say, "No, by Allaah, O Lord, they have not seen it." He asks, "And how would it be if they saw it?" They say: "They would be even more eager for it and they would beseech You even more earnestly." He asks, "And what do they seek My protection from?" They say, "From the Fire of Hell." He asks, "Have they seen it?" They say, "No, by Allaah, they have not seen it." He asks, "And how would it be if they saw it?" They say: "They would be even more afraid and anxious to escape it." Allah says: "You are My witnesses that I have forgiven them." One of the angels says: "So-and-so is not really one of them; he came (to the gathering) for some other reason." Allah says, "They were all in the gathering, and one of them will not be excluded (from forgiveness)."’" (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, no. 6408).

    Some of them are responsible for the mountains. ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) asked the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him): "Have you ever faced any day more difficult than the day of Uhud?" He said: "I suffered at the hands of your people and the worst that I suffered was what I suffered at their hands on the day of ‘Aqabah. That was when I went to call Ibn ‘Abd Yaalayl ibn ‘Abd al-Kalaal to Islam, and he did not respond. I left, feeling depressed and hardly knowing where I was going. I did not recover until I found myself in Qarn al-Tha‘aalib. I raised my head and saw that I was being shaded by a cloud. I looked, and saw Jibreel in the cloud. He called me and said: ‘Allah has heard what your people said and how they responded to you. He has sent the Angel of the Mountains so that you can tell him to do to them whatever you want.’ The Angel of the Mountains called me and greeted me, then said: ‘O Muhammad, tell me what you want me to do. If you want, I can crush them between two mountains.’" The Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: "All I hope for is that Allah will bring forth from their loins people who will worship Allah alone and not associate any partner with Him." (Reported by al-Buhaari, Fath, no. 3231).

    Some of them visit the Much Frequented House (al-bayt al-ma‘moor). In the lengthy hadeeth describing the Israa’ and Mi‘raaj (the Night Journey and the Ascent to Heaven), the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said:
    "Then I was taken up to the Much-Frequented House: every day seventy thousand angels visit it and leave, never returning to it again, another [group] coming after them."

    There are also angels standing in rows, who never get tired or sit down, and others who bow or prostrate, and never raise their heads, as was reported by Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘I see what you do not see and hear what you do not hear. The heaven makes a noise like groaning, and it has the right to (or it is no surprise), for there is no space in it the width of four fingers, but there is an angel there, placing his forehead in sujood (prostration) to Allaah. By Allaah, if you knew what I know, you would laugh little and weep much, you would not enjoy your relationships with women and you would go out in the street praying to Allaah.’" (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, no. 2312)

    This is a summary of Islamic teachings concerning the noble angels of Allaah. We ask Allaah to make us believe in them and love them. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad.


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    sister..:)... you see... just refer the first HADEETH..i have highlighted some words in RED..:)...
    AS FOR THE SECOND HADEETH, I added it here to clarify the issue further with the doubt I developed... :) Any ways JAZAKALLAHU KAHIR..

    As for the PM issue.. JAZAKALLAHU KHAIR dear for the information..:)
    NEVER MIND...I'LL INSHA ALLAH make a new thread then..:)

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    jazaak Allah khair to all of you for your valuable information.

    but still the q remains unanswered.....can babies see angels? ;)

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