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Do Angels Have Wills?
Do angels have wills? Or do they accomplish their duties just because they have to?
"Unto Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who dwell in His presence are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they weary. They glorify (Him) night and day; they flag not." (Anbiya: 19-20)
Having mind, conscious, feelings and abilities, angels also have wills which differentiate the good from evil.
Iradah (will) is to choose the superior one over the others. It is the desire and wish to do or not to do something.
But though having wills, angels don’t have self (nafs) which differs them from the humans. Each of the angels has stable positions and certain ranks. Since they don’t have to fight with the flashly desires of the nafs, there is not ups and downs in their positions and ranks. They do not make a request outside of Allah’s will for they don’t have souls. So, Angels fulfill their duties with huge pleasure and with their own wills just for Allah (swt). They don’t crave for what Allah dislikes.
Since their minds and senses are far away from the effects of shaitan and fleshly desires, if they wish to use their wills to do something, they use it in pleasing their Lord enthusiastically. But if they wish to use their wills not to do anything, they use it in avoiding of the things Allah dislikes, forbids. And they get such a huge pleasure doing this since they don’t have any causes such as nafs and shaitan decreasing their pleasure. Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Do Angels Have Wills?