Hi all readers! In this article I will explain about the amazing things about the four great angels who govern the universe; Israfil, Michael, Gabriel, and Izrail. There are many interesting things about them that we need to know.
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Readers! Surely Allah has created four noble angels; Israfil, Michael, Gabriel, and Izrail. Allah has given them the responsibility to regulate all things related to all beings and to regulate the universe. Gabriel was in charge of delivering revelations and treatises. Michael is in charge of managing the rain and livelihood of all beings. Izrail is in charge of removing all spirits. Israfil is in charge of blowing the trumpet.
Ibn Abbas radliyallaahu ‘anhumaa said, “Indeed Israfil asked Allah Ta’ala to be given the power of seven heavens, the strength of seven earths, the strength of all winds, the strength of all mountains, the strength of two types of beings (all humans and all jinn), the strength of all wild animals, Allah then gave it to him. From his legs to his head there were many feathers, many mouths, and many of them were covered in veil. He sanctified Allah Ta’ala with every word with a thousand languages. From him Allah Ta’ala created one million angels who purified Allah until the Day of Judgment. They are near angels (al-Muqarrabuun) beside Allah. They are the carriers of mulia noble and thrilling Thrones. Their form is like the form of Israfil. Every day, day and night, Israfil saw Hell of Hell three times. He begged, cried, melted, and became like a bow string. He cried very hard. If Allah did not block his tears, then the earth would be filled with tears so that it would become like the storm of Noah ‘alaihi as-Salaam. Among the evidence of the size of Israfil’s body, if if all the sea water and river water were splashed on his head, then not a single drop of water would fall on the earth.
As for Michael, Allah Ta’ala has created it after Israfil. The distance between the creation of Michael and the creation of Israfil was five hundred years. From his head to his legs there are many hairs made from zakfaran. The wings are created from green emerald. Above each one million faces. At each face there are one million eyes. With one eye he cried as a mercy to sinful believers. On each face there are one million mouths. In each mouth there is one million orals. Each oral speaks with one million languages. Each tongue asks Allah Ta’ala for sinful believers. From each eye dripping water as much as seventy thousand droplets. From each drop Allah creates an angel whose shape is like the shape of a mail. They read tasbih to Allah until the Day of Judgment. They are the angels of Karubiyyuun. They were the maids of Michael who were charged with managing all the rain, all the plants, all the livelihood, and all the fruits. There is not one ocean, fruits that are in the trees, and plants that are on the earth, except for one angel assigned to regulate them.
As for Gabriel, Allah created it after Michael. The distance between the creation of Gabriel and Michael was five hundred years. He has six hundred thousand wings. From the head to the two legs there are many hairs made from zakfaran. The sun is between his eyes. Above each hair is something like the moon and stars. Every day he entered into the sea of light up to three hundred and seven times. If he comes out of it, then each wing will drip one million drops of water. From each drop Allah creates one angel that looks like a Gabriel. They read tasbih to Allah until the Day of Judgment. They are the angels ar-Ruhaaniyyuun.
As for Izrail, the shape is like the form of Israfil; his face, oral, wings, greatness, and strength, without the slightest addition or reduction.
All readers! That is a brief explanation of the theme of this article. May be useful! Amen!
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I quoted the above information in the book, Daqaa’iqu al-Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, which was written by Imam Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, al-Haramain Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 4-5.