20 — Jibrail, Mikail, Israfil, Azrail...

20 — Jibrail, Mikail, Israfil, Azrail...

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 26, 2008
20 — Jibrail, Mikail, Israfil, Azrail...

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


In Islam, angels are light-based creatures, created by Allah to serve & worship him. They are technically incorporeal but can manifest themselves into a form comprehendible by human eyes. Among the most important matters of the Muslim belief is to believe in the angels, although we don’t usually see them, that angels exist & they are one of the kinds of creations Allah created. Allah created the angels from light. They are neither males nor females.

They all worship Allah & obey His orders; they do not sin.

Allah created the angels as they are now. They do not grow or develop or age. In their original shape, they are gentle bodies; gentle bodies meaning they can’t be grasped or held by the hand. Although they are gentle bodies, they do not have internal cavities - unlike Humans & Jinn, they do not eat or drink.

This is why when Prophet Ibrahim gave food to the angels who were visiting him in the shape of men, they did not eat.

The angels have different body parts: feet, shoulders, ears, hands & wings. Some angels have 2 wings, some have 3 & others have 4. Some, like Angel Jibrail, have up to 600 wings. If just one of his wings was spread open, it would cover what is between east & west.

Allah gave the angels the power to change their shapes & it is permissible that they would take the shape of a man. 0ften Angel Jibrail would appear to the Prophet in the shape of a man to teach him the Revelation. Angels do not take the form of a woman.


Jibrail: Gabriel is the Archangel responsible for revealing the Quran to Muhammad (PBUH) sura by sura. He is mentioned specially in the Quran.

Azrail is the Angel of Death whose helpers are the ones including himself that are responsible for parting the soul of the human with the body. The actual process of separating the soul from the body depends on the history or record of good or bad deeds of the person. If the human was a bad person in his life, the soul is ripped out very painfully. But if the human was a righteous person, then the soul is separated like a 'drop of water dripping from glass'.

The Quran speaks of the charge of the angel of death in this verse:“The angel of death, who has been charged with you, will gather you; then to your Lord you will be returned”. As-Sajdah 32:11

Mikail: Michael is the Archangel charged with bringing down the thunder & lightning onto the Earth. He is also responsible for the rewards doled out to good persons in this life.

Raphael: Israfil is the Angel responsible for blowing the horn & signalling the coming of Judgement Day.

The Quran also mentions angels occupy the realms of the 7 Hells. A verse stipulates:

"0 you who believe! Save yourselves & your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men & Stones, over which are angels stern & severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do what they are commanded." Al-Tahreem 66:6

The Quran also mentions that angels have wings to which they fly. Another verse stipulates: "Praise be to Allah, Who created the heavens & the earth, Who made the angel 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

Angels in Islam are also beautiful creatures, as another verse stipulates:
"He [the Prophet] has been taught by one Mighty in Power, Dhoo Mirrah (free from any defect in body & mind), then he rose & became stable." Al-Najm 53:5

Angels are truly wondrous creations of Allah. If one thinks about this creation of Allah, it will strengthen, with assurity, his belief in the 0ne Who created the angels - The 0ne Who Created Everything - Allah.

[22.75] Allah chooses messengers from among the angels & from among the men; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.



Norcross, GA

#3 Dec 26, 2008
[1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

Norcross, GA

#4 Dec 26, 2008
[2.7] Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing and there is a covering over their eyes, and there is a great punishment for them

Kew, Australia

#9 Dec 27, 2008
As sallamu-alaikum wa Rahmatallah

The beauty of Islam is there for all to see.

The Prophet (SAW) said that the worst type of blindness is the blindness of the heart. Ahmed Thomson prefaces his book on Dajjal by saying that 'in the land of the blind , the one eyed man is king'

Al Ghaib(the unseen), which is at the very essence of the esoteric nature of Islam is full of such wonderment and breath taking aweinspiring beauty , that it makes one sad to see those who reject the truth and those who know but will not submit to Allah Azza wajal.But Allah guides who HE wills and leaves to stray who He wills.


#11 Dec 28, 2008
The Koran


The Age
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[103.1] I swear by the time,
[103.2] Most surely man is in loss,
[103.3] Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.

Höst, Germany

#13 Dec 28, 2008
If you get something easy, you'll lose it easily.

Höst, Germany

#14 Dec 28, 2008
Be more modest. Don't always talk about yourself.


#18 Dec 29, 2008
6:84 And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob; and We guided each of them as We had guided Noah aforetime. And out of his offspring, [We bestowed prophethood upon] David, and Solomon, and Job, and Joseph, and Moses, and Aaron: for thus do We reward the doers of good;
Otuz Bes

Bucharest, Romania

#21 Dec 30, 2008
35 — From Adam To Zakariya...

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


Ever wondered who is a prophet & if there is a connection between the work of one prophet & another?

The Quran explains the role of a prophet & the relationship between the work of one prophet & another, while sharing with you the names & life of some of the prophets of God.

Islam teaches that God created man with a purpose. To help man understand his purpose God rises up prophets from society to teach us. Prophets were sent at different times in history & were all human beings supported by God.

Belief in all the prophets of God is essential in Islam because all of the prophets were sent by the same God. To accept some & reject others could imply a racial bias or ignorance about the role of prophets & the fact that they all invited people to the same God. They conveyed whatever guidance they were asked to share with mankind at that stage in mankind’s spiritual evolution.

Adam (PBUH) was the 1st prophet & Muhammad (PBUH) was the last prophet & in between the two of them there were numerous prophets sent.

“Say:‘We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us & what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob & the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus & the Prophets, from their Lord: we make no distinction between one & another among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam).”(Quran 3:84)

All prophets were collectively inspired by the same God. Their role was to help us understand the purpose of life & how best to live it, so that God is pleased with us. God says:

“We have sent you inspiration, as We sent it to Noah & the Messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Issac, Jacob & the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron & Solomon & to David We gave the Psalms.”(Quran 4:163)

The 25 A to Z of Prophets named in the holy Quran.

There were many more in different times & places.

Idris (Enoch)
Nuh (Noah)
Ibrahim (Abraham)
Isma'il (Ishmael)
Ishaq (Isaac)
Lut (Lot)
Yaqub (Jacob)
Yousef (Joseph)
Ayyub (Job)
Musa (Moses)
Harun (Aaron)
Dhu'l-kifl (Ezekiel)
Dawud (David)
Sulaiman (Solomon)
Ilias (Elias)
Al-Yasa (Elisha)
Yunus (Jonah)
Zakariyya (Zechariah)
Yahya (John)
Isa (Jesus)

When Muslims teach their children the stories of the lives of the prophets, they not only teach about the life of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was the last prophet from God, but also about:

* The miraculous birth of Jesus (PBUH) as well as the fact he was able to perform miracles by God's permission.

* The story of Moses (PBUH) his upbringing & his eventual confrontation with Pharaoh’s oppression.

* Abraham's (PBUH) search for God. His destruction of the idols of his people & God's cooling of the fire when his people tried to burn him for his act of rebellion.

* The lives of Noah, Joseph, Solomon, Jonah & other prophets (PBUT).

How do Muslims honour the prophets?
Muslims read about, learn from & respect all of the prophets. In addition, when mentioning the name of any one of them, a Muslim adds these words of blessing & respect: "upon him be peace" (Alayhi salaam).

According to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) there were about 125,000 Prophets,(PBUT) sent to various nations & tribes throughout history, the last & the final Prophet being Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
0nly 25 of these Prophets have been mentioned in the Holy Quran & they have been listed above in chronological order as is the tradition.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah's blessings & peace be upon him, is also mentioned in the Holy Quran by many attributive names as given in Asma' un Nabi, Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam.

[43.6] And how many a prophet have We sent among the ancients.
[43.7] And there came not to them a prophet but they mocked at him.


Norcross, GA

#23 Dec 31, 2008
40 — Quran, Bible, Torah, Psalms...

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


Muslims believe & respect all the original books of Allah, listed below are those mentioned in the Quran:

Torah - Given to Prophet Musa
Zabur (Psalms)- Given to Prophet David
Injil (Gospels)- Given to Prophet Jesus
Qur'an - Given to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

As time went by Allah sent each nation a reminder through prophets & their books. When a nation forgot or ignored the reminder of Allah, they were continuously warned until Allah's wrath was upon them & so there was a succession of prophets sent with the warning & the reminder.

The Quran is the final reminder & a clarification of events contained in previous scriptures, for example the story of Adam & Eve, the Virgin Mary & her son & the lives & stories of the major prophets.


In this Book, the Holy Prophet's life, the history of the Arabs & the events which occurred during the period of the revelation of the Quran have not been mingled with the Divine Verses, as is the case with the Bible. The Quran is the pure word of God. Not a single word has been deleted from its text. The Book has been handed down to our age in its complete & original form since the time of Muhammad. From the time the Book began to be revealed, the Holy Prophet had dictated its text to the scribes.

Whenever some Divine Message was revealed, the Holy Prophet would call a scribe & dictate its words to him. The written text was then read out to the Holy Prophet, who, having satisfied himself that the scribe has committed no error of recording, would put the manuscript in safe custody. The Holy Prophet used to instruct the scribe about the sequence in which a revealed message was to be placed in a particular chapter. In this manner, the Holy Prophet continued to arrange the text of the Quran in systematic order till the end of the chain of revelations. Again, it was ordained from the beginning of Islam that a recitation of the Holy Quran must be an integral part of worship. Hence the illustrious Companions would commit the Divine verses to memory as soon as they were revealed. Many of them learned the whole text.

— Method 0f Preservations —

Besides, those of the Companions (PBUT) who were literate used to keep a written record of several portions of the Holy Quran. In this manner, the text of the Holy Quran had been preserved in 4 different ways during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

1 — The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had the whole text of the Divine Messages from the beginning to the end committed to writing by the scribes of revelations.

2 — Many of the Companions learned the whole text of the Quran, every syllable of it, by heart.

3 — All the illustrious Companions, without an exception, had memorized at least some portions of the Holy Quran, for the simple reason that it was obligatory for them to recite it during worship. An estimate of the number of the illustrious Companions may be obtained from the fact that over 140,000 Companions had participated in the Last Pilgrimage.

4 — A considerable number of the literate Companions kept a private record of the text of the Quran & satisfied themselves as to the purity of their record by reading it out to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It is an incontrovertible historical truth that the text of the Holy Quran extant today is, syllable for syllable, exactly the same as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had offered to the world as the Word of God. The 1st Caliph Hadhrat Abu Bakr assembled all the Huffaz & the written records of the Holy Quran & with their help had the whole text written in Book form. In the time of Hadhrat 'Uthman, copies of this original version were made & officially dispatched to the Capitals of the Islamic World. 2 of these copies exist in the world today, one in Istanbul & the other in Tashkent.




#24 Dec 31, 2008
Islamic Phrases: Subhan'Allah

Definition: "Glory to God" -- this phrase is often used when praising God or exclaiming awe at His attributes, bounties, or creation. It can also be used as a phrase of exclamation (ie. "Wow!").

Pronunciation: sub-han-Allah

Alternate Spellings: subhanallah

Examples: Subhan'Allah, it's amazing how Ali keeps tormenting the kuffar :) hehehe
ALi the champION


#25 Dec 31, 2008
[1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Mr Wolf

Denver, CO

#26 Jan 1, 2009
All praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family, his companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgement.
Essendon FC


#27 Jan 1, 2009
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#28 Jan 2, 2009
selam all :)
matty lloyd u legend


#29 Jan 2, 2009
O Allah, on this day,
do not let me abase myself by incurring Your disobedience,
and do not strike me with the whip of Your punishment,
keep me away from the causes of Your anger,
by Your kindness and Your power,
O the ultimate wish of those who desire.

Wilmington, DE

#30 Jan 3, 2009
well done

Puchong, Malaysia

#31 Jan 3, 2009

None of our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: knowest thou not that Allah hath power over all things?


And Maryam, the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of his REvelations, and was one of the devout (Servants)

Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who declare that they believe in the revelations that have come to thee and to those before thee? Their (real) wish is to resort together for judgment (in their disputes) to the Evil One, though they were ordered to reject him. But Satan's wish is to lead them astray far away (from the Right).

Norcross, GA

#32 Jan 3, 2009
Islamic Calendar for 2009 (1430 H.)

January 2009

7th - Day of 'Ashura (10 Muharram 1430 H.)

March 2009

9th - Mawlid an-Nabi (12 Rabia' Awal 1430 H.)
July 2009

20th - Isra' & Mi'raj (27 Rajab 1430 H.)
August 2009

22nd - Beginning of Ramadan fasting month (1 Ramadan 1430 H.)
September 2009

10th to 19th - Laylat Al-Qadr (last 10 days of Ramadan 1430 H.)
20th - End of Ramadan / Eid al-Fitr (1 Shawwal 1430 H.)
November 2009

25th to 30th - Hajj Days (8-13 Dhul-Hijjah 1430 H.)
26th - Day of Arafat (9th Dhul-Hijjah 1430 H.)
27th - Eid al-Adha (10th Dhul-Hijjah 1430 H.)
December 2009

18th - Islamic New Year (1 Muharram 1431 H.)
27th - Day of 'Ashura (10 Muharram 1431 H.)
Always Ali


#33 Jan 3, 2009
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