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 Which angels are mentioned in the Quran?

What are the names of the angels mentioned in the Quran?


Angels mentioned in the Quran are:


Gabriel (upon whom be peace)

Gabriel is the angel whose task is to convey the revelation from Allah to His Messengers.

 Other names of Gabriel are Jibreel, al Ruh (the Spirit), al Ruh al Qudus (the Holy Spirit), al Ruh al Ameen (the Trustworthy Spirit), al Ruh al Haq (the Spirit of Truth) and al- Namus al Akbar.

“Whoever is the enemy of Jibreel-- for surely he revealed it to your heart by Allah's command, verifying that which is before it and guidance and good news for the believers.” (Surah al Baqara, 97)

 “If you aid one another against him (Muhammad) then lo! Allah, even He, is his Protecting Friend, and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers; and furthermore the angels are his helpers.” (Surah al Tahrim, 4)


Mikaa’eel (upon whom be peace)

Mikaa’eel is the angel responsible for distribution of sustenance wherever Allah wishes.

“Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.” (Surah al Baqara, 98)


Israafeel (upon whom be peace)

Israfeel (a.s.) is the angel who is charged with blowing the trumpet on the Day of Judgment.

“And on the day when the trumpet shall be blown, then those who are in the heavens and those who are in the earth shall be terrified except such as Allah please, and all shall come to him abased.” (Surah al Naml, 87)

“And the Trumpet will be blown (the second blowing) and behold! From the graves they will come out quickly to their Lord.” (Surah al Yasin, 51)

“On that day they shall follow the inviter (Israafeel), there is no crookedness in him, and the voices shall be low before the Beneficent God so that you shall not hear aught but a soft sound.” (Surah al Ta-ha, 108)

“Hastening to the inviter (Israafeel). The unbelievers shall say: This is a hard day.” (Surah al Qamar, 8)


Azraeel (upon whom be peace)

He is the Angel of death to take the souls with the order of Allah swt. He is mentioned in the hadiths and ayahs as “Angel of Death.”

“The angel of death who is given charge of you shall cause you to die, then to your Lord you shall be brought back.” (Surah al Sajda, 11)

“When death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.” (Surah al An’am, 61)

“When our messengers (of death) arrive and take their souls, they say: "Where are the things that ye used to invoke besides Allah." (Surah al A’raf, 37)


Kiram al Katibin

“Keepers” mentioned in the ayahs below are the “kiram al katibin” angels that are the two angels recording the deeds.

 “And most surely there are keepers over you. Honorable recorders, They know what you do.” (Surah al Infitar; 10-12)

 “And He is the Supreme, above His servants, and He sends keepers over you.” (Surah al An’am, 61)


Hafaza (The Guardian Angels)

“Witnesses” mentioned in the ayah above are the hafaza angels who are charged with guarding.

“And the earth shall beam with the light of its Lord, and the Book shall be laid down, and the prophets and the witnesses shall be brought up, and judgment shall be given between them with justice, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.”


Hamalat al-‘Arsh

They are the angels carrying the arsh (throne) mentioned in the following ayah:

“Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allah) 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 Allah) (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!” (Surah al Mu’min, 7)

“And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them.” (Surah al Haqqah, 17) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Which angels are mentioned in the Quran?

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