The Body of Angel of Death; The Best Explanation

Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the body angel of death. If we look at our body, then we will know that in the head (face, two ears, nose, mouth, two cheeks), two hands, chest, stomach, buttocks, two legs, and so on. What about the angel of death?

It is narrated from Muqatil bin Sulaiman, that the angel of death has a bed in the seventh heaven. Another opinion says that it is in the fourth sky. Allah has created angel of death from light. He has seventy thousand feet and four thousand wings. All of his body is full of eyes (many eyes) and tongues. There is no one, be it a human, bird, and all who have souls, except in angel of death’s body there are as many faces, eyes, hands, and ears as all humans. With that hand, he pulled out the spirit and looked with the eyes next to him.

With that angel of death uproot the souls of all beings in every place. If there is a dead soul in the world, then the image of the soul is lost from his body.

Another opinion says, that angel of death has four faces. The first face is in front of him, the second face is above his head, the third face is real, and the fourth face is under his legs. He pulled out the souls of the Prophets and angels with faces on his head. He revoked the spirit of the believers from the face in front of him. He pulled out the souls of unbelievers from the face behind his back. He pulled out the spirit of the genie from the face under his feet.

One of the legs of angel of death is on the bridge of Hell, while the other leg is on the bed in Heaven. His body is very big. If all the water in the sea and the river were splashed on his head, then there would not be a single drop of water that would fall on the earth.

There is an opinion that says that Allah makes all the world on the side of angel of death like a table placed in front of someone. The person can eat dishes from the table as he wishes. Likewise, also the death angel related to all beings. He can turn the world upside down like humans can turn their Dirhams upside down.

There is an opinion that says that angel of death does not descend into the world except only to uproot the souls of the Prophets and the Messengers. He has a substitute for uprooting the spirits of wild animals and livestock.

There are opinions that say, that if Allah has killed humans and other creatures, then He removes all the eyes that are in the body of the angel of death. There are only eight creatures left. They are Israfil, Michael, Gabriel, Izrail, and four angels who brought Arsy.

That is a brief explanation of body of Angel of Death. May be useful!

See you again in the next article!


Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, Daqqa’iqul Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, al-Haramail Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 6-7.


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