Angels  

Angels exist in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Scripture

It is believed that God created Angels out of light, before He created humans from earth and clay. Angels are naturally obedient creatures, worshipping God and carrying out His commands. As such, they have no free choice and cannot disobey God.

Belief in Angels is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam. The table below lists a few popular Angels in the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Abaddon
Apollyon
Angel of Destruction
Abaddon is the Angel of the bottomless pit who appears to be a ruler of evil spirits as described in the book of Revelation.
Ariel
Angel of Personification of Israel
Azrael
Azrael
Angel of Death
Azrael is responsible for parting the soul from the body. He is not mentioned by name, only referred as Malak Al-Maut, meaning Angel of Death in the Quran
Quran 32:11
Barachiel
Angel of Lightning Blessings/Guardian Angels
Beelzebul
Prince of Demons
In the Testament of Solomon, Beelzebul appears as prince of the demons and says that he was formerly a leading heavenly angel. Seemingly, Beelzebul here is simply Lucifer. Beelzebul claims to cause destruction through tyrants, to cause demons to be worshipped among men, to excite priests to lust, to cause jealousies in cities and murders and to bring on war.
Camael
Leader of the Powers/Dominions
Cassiel
Angel of Solitude/Tears
Darda'il
The Journeyers
Angels who travel in the earth searching out assemblies where people remember God's name
Gabriel
Jibreel
Angel of Revelation
Gabriel is the Angel of Revelation tasked with delivering God's message to the prophets.
  • Appeared to Daniel as a man and gave him the meaning of a visio
  • Appeared to Zechariah who was serving in the temple in order to announce the birth of John the Baptist
  • Appeared to Mary, informing her that she would be the mother of Jesus
  • In the Quran, God sent Gabriel to Mary, and he came to her in the shape of a man in every respect. God commanded him to blow into a gap of her garment and that breath went into her womb through her private part; this is how Jesus was conceived
  • Appeared to Muhammad and taught him the Quran verse by verse
    Quran 19:17
    Quran 2:97-98
    Quran 3:45
Hafaza
The Guardian Angels
Two of whom are charged to every human being; one writes down good deeds and another one writes down evil deeds

Hamalat al-'Arsh
Carriers of The Throne of God (Arsh)
The Angels assigned to carry the Throne of God are comparable to the Christian Seraph
Quran 40:7
Haniel
Leader of the Principalities
Horot and Morot
Harut and Marut
Angel of productiveness and profitableness of the Earth
and such things as came down at Babylon to the angels Harut and Marut.
Quran 2:102
Jundullah
Angels who helped Muhammad in the battles
Kiraman Katibin
Honourable Recorders
two of whom are charged to every human being; one writes down good deeds and another one writes down evil deeds. They are both described as 'Raqeebun 'Ateed' in the Quran.
Quran 82:11
Lucifer
Angel of Bringer of Light
Maalik
Guardian of Hell
Maalik is the chief of the angels who govern Hell
Quran 43:77
Metatron
Angel of The Celestial Scribe
Michael
Mikhail
Angel of The Military
Michael means 'who is like God'. He appears to be the one who does battle. Michael battles against Satan and his angels.

In Islam, Mikail is often depicted as the archangel of mercy who is responsible for bringing rain and thunder to Earth. He is also responsible for the rewards doled out to good people in this life.
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