Ala’Hadrat Azeemul-Barkat Imam Ahmad Rida Al-Qaadiri Barkaati Muhaqqiq
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Kitaab: Al HidayatulMubarakah fi-Khalaqil Malaa’ikah
Author: Aarife-Billah Taajul-Ulama Badrul-Foqaha
Muhaqqiq-wa-Mujaddid Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza Al-Qaadiri Barkaati Muhaddith
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the Beloved Mother of
was visited and saluted by all the Angels after the sacred
of her distinguished son e on 12th of Rabbi-un-Noor
Makkah Mukarrama to celebrate and rejoice the
Mouloodun-Nabi e with the Gracious
and His entire creation. We salute
those Angels that were present
celebrated the Mouloodun-Nabi e
the time the Glorious Habeeb e
also salute the batches of 70,000 fortunate Angels
are commissioned daily in 12 hour shifts to surround
cover the striking Green Dome
Roda Shareef and
the Beloved Habeeb e
the Merciful Lord I sanctify their Souls
Wal Hamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen was-Salaatu-
ala Sayyidil-Mursaleen wa ala Malaikatil-Muqarribeen Wa Aalihi wa Ashaabihi wa
Imam Ahmad Raza Al-Qaadiri Barkaati Muhaddith Bareillwi’s t
Al Hidayatul Mubarakah fi-Khalaqil Malaa’ikah, on the creation and
death of Malaa’ikah (Angels) provides an extremely useful insight into
the purpose of existence of Angels and of their fate towards the Final Hour.
very creation and existence of Malaa’ikah have always intrigued and
captivated the minds and thoughts of the young and the old. We have read about
the army of Angels assisting the Holy Prophet e
in the Battle of Badr,
and we know about the Angels recording our every deed daily and we have also
heard about the Angels that tear through the earth to question the deceased. But
do we know what Angels are they created from, what do they look like, how do
they spend their existence, or will they all die and perish, etc.? Does their
existence affect us or not?
The Fountain of
Knowledge, Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza Al-Qaadiri Barkaati t
not only answered these questions concisely, but has revealed some extremely
astounding and remarkable details about Angels that will certainly amaze the Muslims.
It will also help man to come to terms with himself in relationship to such a
glorious creation of Allah I. It will also help him
understand his role as a creation of Allah I and assist him to tread the
path of Islam with more consciousness and true spirituality.
this in mind, therefore, we felt it necessary to translate this document written
by the great Imam t into the English language due
to the scarcity of authentic information on this subject and to clear any
misconceptions. We hope that this treatise will fill the gap on this very
important aspect of Islam. We also felt it important to provide our
readers with a brief introduction of the beliefs that one should possess
Almighty Allah I grant us the understanding of His Deen and
keep us amongst the pious. Aameen.
Muslims are ordered to testify on every Angel of Allah I. It is necessary too have Imaan on all the Angels of Allah I.
Angels are made of light and hence they can change themselves into any shape they like. They also have the power to transmute themselves into any form but they never do any such things knowingly or unknowingly, against the Command of Almighty Allah I. They are impeccable servants of Allah I, and are free from sins.
Every Angel has a separate assignment to accomplish. Some bring Wahi (Revelation) to Allah I to His Prophets. Some of them are responsible for rain while others are responsible for supplying provisions to worldly creatures. Some Angels shape faces inside the mothers’ wombs while some take care of the changes in human bodies. Some provide protection to living human beings from their enemies. Some Angels move about to attend gatherings and meetings held in the remembrance of Almighty Allah I and His Prophets. Some are charged with maintaining the accounts of deeds of humans. Some Angels forward the Salutations and Greetings of Muslims to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e while some assigned the job of blowing the decisive Soor (Trumpet) just before the Day of Judgment. There are many more things that the Angels do as their routine work. But in spite of their important assignments, Angels are mere creatures. It is blasphemy to regard them as eternal of creators. Angels have no gender and they are, therefore, neither male nor female.
There is no fixed number of Angels. It is the same as testifying
on all the Revealed Books and Prophets of Allah I. We know of four Prophets and their four Books, but this does not mean that we must only testify on the known. Imaan is to testify in all of them, be they known or unknown. The same applies to the Angels. It is stated in the Hadith Shareef that there is not even a four finger spot in the skies in which the Angels are not in Sajdah. Now, you think how many Angels are there? Allah I states:
و ما يعلم جنود ربّك إلا هو *
And no knows the army of your Lord, besides Him.
Almighty Allah I and His Beloved Habeeb e only
know the exact numbers of Angels.
The four famous Angels are Sayyiduna
Sayyiduna Meeka’eel u, Sayyiduna Israfeel u
and Sayyiduna Izra’eel u.
Greetings of Allah I
and blessing be unto all those Angels. These four Angels are superior to all
other Angels. To show even the slightest contempt for them is strictly
prohibited. Some people, out of joke, derision or sarcasm compare their enemies
or the persons they hate to the Angels contemptuously and such words as “The
Angel of Death has appeared” or “Izra’eel has appeared”. They
do not know that the use of such words is tantamount to blasphemy.
Though great precautions have been taken in translating this book from
the original Urdu text, which is generally a very difficult task, it is
hoped that the present translation is free of errors. If there are any, then it
is certainly not the errors of the original works of the Great Mujaddid t
as his research is flawless. Please inform us of any errors.
و نصلى على
و اهل بيته
1.1 In the treatise Sha’bul Imam, Imam Bahiqi t reports a Hadith from Sayyiduna Jaabir t, in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated: “When Almighty Allah I created Sayyiduna Nabi Adam u and his progeny, the Angels remarked. “O Allah I! You have created such beings that eat and drink, cohabit and travel. Make the world a place for their dwelling and let us be the inmates of the Hereafter.” The Most Revered Allah I Replied:
اجعل من خلقته
بيدي و نفخت
فيه من روحي
كمن قلت له كن
I shall not make him who has been fashioned by My Power, and in whom I have bequeathed the spirit and then commanded, “Be!” and he became.
From this Hadith, one important fact emerges. While the creation of man was effected through a gradual and systematic process, namely, the stage of dust, which was then shaped into a human form, and finally, the bequeathing of the soul in him. Looking at it from another angle, first the stage of sperm, then a speck of blood which changed to a piece of meat, then the formation of limbs, which then took human shape, and finally, the soul been bequeathed.
Angels, on the other hand, are created by the Supreme Command “Be” and they become, or they come into existence.
1.2 Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated:
نور و خلق
الجان من نار و
خلق آدم مما
وصف لكم *
عندابن سعد عن
ابى ذر رضى
عنه عن النبي
تعالى عليه و
و هذا رواه
امام احمد و
مسلم عن ام
Angels are created from light. The Jinn’s from fire containing smoke, and Sayyiduna Nabi Adam u from that already
mentioned to you.
white and red sand according to Sayyiduna Ibne-Sa’ad t
who narrates from Sayyiduna Abu-Zar t
who narrates from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e.
Imam Ahmed bin Hambal t and
Imam Muslim t
from Ummul-Moh’mineen Sayyadah Ayesha Siddiqah t )
1.3 Sayyiduna Imam Abdur-Raz’zaaq t (Ustaaz of Imam Bukhari t) in his Musannaf narrates another Hadith Shareef from Sayyiduna Jaabir bin Abdullah t in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e is reported to have stated:
جابر ان الله
تعالى قد خلق
نور نبيك من
نوره (الى قوله)
الله ان يخلق
فخلق من الجزء
اللوح و من
ثم قسم رابع
فخلق من الاول
حملة العرش و
الكرسى و من
O Jaabir! Most certainly Almighty Allah I Created the Noor (Light) of your Nabi before anything else. Then, when He decided to create the world, He divided the Noor (light) of
your Nabi e into four portions. From the first portion, He created the Qalam of destiny, from the second, the Lohe-Mahfooz, from the third, the Divine portions. From the first portion, He created those Angels who are the bearers of the Arsh, from the second, the Divine Chair and from the third, the rest of the Angels.
1.4 Allama Faasi t
in his book “Mutaali-ul-Musarrat” under the discussion of Dala’il
has recorded the following Hadith from Imam Ash’ari t
من نور ضيائك
ناقل قد قال
تعالى نور ليس
كلانوار و قال
تعالى عليه و
سلم اول ما خلق
و من نورى خلق
كل شئى *
Verily, the Almighty Allah I is an Incomparable Light, the soul of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e is the splendid glow of that light. Almighty Allah I first Created my Noor (light) and from this Noor He created everything else.
1.5 Sayyiduna Abu Sheikh t narrates the following Hadith from Sayyiduna Akramah t who reports that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
e has stated:
نور العزة *
Most certainly, Angels are created from the Divine Noor
(Light) of Allah I.
1.6 It is also narrated by Sayyiduna Yazeed bin Romaan t that he received the following information:
خلقت من نور
Indeed the Angels are created from Divinely Blessed Light.
I (Imam Ahmad Raza) say that a commentary of Imam Badrudeen Mahmood Ai’nee t of a similar Hadith is found in his book Umdatul Qaari Sharah Sahihul Bukhaari carrying an interesting observation of Sayyiduna Ali t wherein he mentions:
is an Angel named Rooh, who has seventy thousand heads. Each head has seventy
thousand faces, each face contains seventy thousand mouths. Each mouth is made
up of seventy thousand tongues and each tongue is blessed with seventy thousand
كلها يخلق من
كل تسبيحة ملك
بخاري من كتاب
“By means of these languages, this Angel is constantly reciting the Tasbeeh of Almighty Allah I. From each Tasbeeh, one Angel is being created. This Angel soars into the Heavens with the rest of the three Angels until the Day of Judgment”.
(i.e. the number of different languages in which the Angels Glorify Allah I will be 1 680 700 000 000 000 000 000 000) All Praise is due to Allah I Who is Infinite and so are His Attributes and Glory!
1.7 Sayyiduna Tha’alb t has reported a Hadith from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Mas’ood t, who mentions that the Beloved Habeeb e has stated:
“There is an Angel named Rooh who is of greater magnitude
than the Heavens and the Earth, as well as the mountains and
the other Angels. Its station is the Fourth Sky.
كل يوم اثنى
من كل تسبيحة
Daily, he recites twelve thousand Tasbeehs. From each Tasbeeh, one Angel is created. On the Day of Judgment, this Angel will form one complete row himself, while the rest of the Angels will form another row.
Referring to this Hadith, several Scholars have made interesting comments. Imam Al Baghawi t in his book Al-Mua’allim quotes that the verse, “Rooh and the other Angels will stand in rows on the Day of Judgment”, refers to the above Hadith. Imam Badrudeen Mehmood Ainee t in his book Umdatul Qaari Sharah Sahihul Bukhaari says that the verse, “And they shall question you regarding Rooh” refers to this Hadith.
In the book Mawaahibul Ladunnia, Imam Ibne Hajr Qastalaani t states: “There is a celestial world found in the Heaven (made from water and smoke), wherein are Angels created from water and air. The leader of these Angels is Ra’ad, who is responsible for the clouds and rain.”
1.8 Sheikh Akbar Muhiyyudeen ibn Arabi t states in his book Al Futuhaate Makkiyya that: “Almighty Allah I first sparked a bright refulgence from light. Then, He created darkness. On the darkness, the image of this light shone, which revealed the Divine Throne. Then from this light, which was not only the light of the morning, but included the darkness of the night, Almighty Allah I Created those Angels which are found within the precincts of the Divine Throne (Arsh) and the Divine Chair (Kursi). These Angels also reflect the material of the Divine Chair.”
The above is recorded by Sheikh-e-Akbar
in the thirteenth chapter of Futahaate-Makkiyah and also quoted by Imam
Abdul-Wah’haab Sharaani in his Al-Yuwaqeet-wal-Jawahir.
1.9 Sayyiduna Abu Saeed t narrates the following Hadith of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e in which he has stated:
ان في الجنة لنهرا ما يدخله حبرئيل دخلة فخرج فينتقض الا خلق الله من
قطرة تقطر منه
Verily, there is a river in Heaven, in which whenever Jibra’eel u submerges his wings and shakes it, small droplets of water drip from it. From each droplet, an Angel is created.
Indeed, one cannot estimate the droplets of water that drips from the wings of Sayyiduna Jibra’eel u. Why, simply because Sayyiduna Jibra’eel u has six hundred wings and each wing is so huge that when he spreads it, it casts a shadow over the entire sky.
1.10 It has been reported from Sayyiduna ibne Abi Haatim t,
Imam Aqueeli t,
and Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah t that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
في السماء الرابعة نهر يقال له الحيوان يدخله جبرئيل كل يوم فينغمس فيه انغماسة منه يخرج فينتفض فيه انتفاضة فيخرج عنه سبعون الف قطرة يخلق الله من كل قطرة ملكا هو الذين يؤمرون ان يأتوا البيت المعمور فليصلوا فيفعلون ثم يخرجون فلا يعودون اليه ابدا و لولى عليهم احدهم ثم يؤمر ان يقف بهم في السمآء موقفا يسبحون الله الى ان تقوم الساعة *
روى ابن منذر
نحوه بدون ذكر
النهر من طريق
صحيحه عن ابي
حجر و معلوم ان
سقط ما نقل
العراقى ان لم
يثبت في ذلك
الحافظ و فوق
كل ذى علم عليم
In the fourth Heaven, there is a river called Haywaan (River of Life). Each day Jibra’eel u dips in it and shakes his wings letting off seventy thousand drops. From each of these droplets Almighty Allah I Creates one Angel. These Angels are Commanded to perform Salaah in the Baitul Ma’moor. As soon as they perform Salaah, they come out from the Baitul Ma’moor never to return. One Angel from this group is appointed their leader and he is delegated the duty of taking these Angels to one spot in the Heaven where they will stand reciting the Tasbeeh of Almighty Allah I till the Day of Judgment.
1.11 Imam Ata
and Imam Dhahaaq
t report a Hadith
as narrated by Sayyiduna Abdullah ibne Abbaas t in which Sayyiduna
نهرا من نور
السلام كل سحر
و يغتسل فيه
الى نوره و
الله تعالى من
كل نقطة تقع من
ريشه كذا كذا
الف ملك تدخل
ثم لا يعودون
اليه الى ان
تقوم الساعة *
تعالى و يخلق
ما لا تعلمون
the right-hand side of the Divine Throne
is found a River of Light, which in magnitude is equal to the seven Heavens, the
seven crusts of the earth and the seven oceans. In it Jibra’eel u bathes each morning,
whereby his brightness and beauty is constantly increased.
u comes out of this
water, he flutters his wings. From
each drop that fall from his wings, a thousand Angels are created and from these
multitude of Angels seventy thousand are Commanded to enter the Baitul
Ma’moor, none of whom will get another chance to enter this illustrious place
until the Day of Judgment.
In the above Hadith Shareef, Imam Fakrudeen Raazi t has quoted a Hadith in his treatise Tafseer Kabeer in support of the commentary of the verse: “And He creates that which you will not perceive.”
1.12 Imam Abu-Naeem t, Imam Khateem t, Ibne Asakar t and Imam Bay’haqi t narrate in Kitaabur-Roh’ya that Imam ibn Hajr Ali bin Abi Urtahtah t reports a Hadith that has been narrated by several Sahaba, in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated:
من مخلفته ما
منهم من ملك
يقطر من عينه
دمعة إلا وقعت
يسبح الحديث *
There are some Angels of Almighty Allah I whose every limb trembles from the constant fear of Allah I. Whichever of these Angels sheds a tear, it is immediately transformed into an Angel before that tear can even reach the ground.
1.13 It has been reported that Sayyiduna Abush Shiekh t narrates from Sayyiduna Ka’ab Ahbaar t that:
تقطر عين ملك
منهم الا كانت
ملكا يطير من
خشية الله *
Whichever of these Angels sheds a tear, it changes into an Angel and flies away with the Fear of Allah I.
1.14 Imam ibn Bashk’waal t reports a Hadith from Sayyiduna Anas t, in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated:
من صلى على تعظيما لحقى خلق الله عز و جل من ذلك القول ملكا له جناح بالمشرق و آخر بالمغرب يقول عز و جل له صل على عبدي كما صل على نب
يصلى عليه إلي
يوم القيامة *
Whosoever sends a Darood Shareef upon me with the intention of honoring me, Almighty Allah I will transform that Darood Shareef (Salawaat e) into an Angel, whose one wing spreads to the East and one to the West. Allah I commands this Angel: “O My Angel! Send Darood upon my servant as he has sent Darood upon My Beloved Habeeb e.
In response to this Divine Command, the Angel will continue to send Darood upon the person till the Day of Judgement. Similarly, my illustrious father, Khaatimul_Muhaqqiqeen Aarife-Billah Moulana Naqi Ali Khan t, in his famous book Al Kalaamul Awdah fi Tafseer-e-Sura Alam Nash’rah reports a Hadith from Imam Sakhaawi t, in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated: “There is one Angel of Almighty Allah I whose one side is in the East and one (side) is in the West. When anyone sends Darood Shareef upon me out of love and devotion, this Angel dives into the Heavenly water and flutters his wing. From each drop that falls from his wing, Almighty Allah I Creates one Angel who will be reciting Istigfaar (seeking pardon) for this person until the Day of Judgment.”
1.15 In the book Mawaahibul Ladunnia, it is reported that:
روى أن ثم
تسبيحة ملكا *
There are some Angels who are constantly engaged in reciting the Tasbeeh of Allah I. For every Tasbeeh they recite, Almighty Allah I Creates one Angel.
1.16 Sheikh-e-Akbar Sayyiduna Muhiyyudeen ibn Arabi t in his famous treatise Al Futuhaatul Makkia states: “Pious deeds and words take the form of an Angel, which elevates the Heaven.” In his esteemed opinion, this is in accordance with the Divine Verse, which means, “Unto Him soars good words and pious deeds elevate it.”
1.17 Imam Qurtabi t, in his book Tazkirah, narrates on the authority of great Scholars who maintain that, “Angels will
intercede on behalf of the reciter on the Day of Judgement.”
1.18 Imam Aarif Billah Abdul Wahab Sha’raani t states in his famous treatise Meezanush Sharee’atul Kubra that, “Angels are created from the breath of pious people. Those that are created from the breath of pious women acquire greater beauty and chastity than those created from the breaths of men.”
From the above mentioned eighteen Ahadith and quotations of great Scholars of Islam we can ascertain about the different ways in which Angels are created. These prove beyond a shadow of doubt that Angels are created daily in large numbers. Only their Creator and what He has revealed to His beloved servants who know their true numbers.
THE DEATH OF ANGELS
hen Imam Waliyudden Iraaqi t was questioned regarding the death of Angels, he replied:
يثبت في ذلك
للنظر فيه و لا
In my opinion, no concrete proof is on hand regarding this matter. However, mere conjecture in respect of this subject
is unwise, as it leaves no room for mere personal opinions
Contrary to this belief, the majority of the Ulama of the Ahle Sunnat are of the opinion that Angels are created from light delicate bodies. It is categorically proven from authentic sources that Angels will experience death without any doubt. Such a belief is in accordance with the Quranic verse, which proclaims:
Every soul shall taste death.
Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas t states that when the verse,
كل من عليها فان “Everything upon it (earth) shall perish” was revealed, the Angels proclaimed, “All dwellers upon the earth will die” meaning that they (the Angels) are safe from death. Yet, when the verse كل نفس ذائقة الموت “Every soul shall taste death” was revealed, they proclaimed, “Now, we too will die” (Imam Raazi t records this in Mafaatiul Ghaib and Imam Ibne Jareer t narrates this from him.)
Sayyiduna Imam Ibn Jareer t also reports from Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas t who states:
The Angel of Death is appointed to capture the souls of
Muslims and Angels alike.
Imam Ibe Jareer t, Imam Ibnus-Sheikh t and others also narrate another lenghty Hadith Shareef from Sayyiduna Abu-Hurayra t that the Beloved Prophet of Allah e said:
ملك الموت *
The last Angel to die will be the Angel of Death.
Imam Bay’haqi t and Imam Faryaabi t record that Sayyiduna Anas t has narrated the following detailed Hadith from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e, which proves comprehensively that Angels too will also experience death.
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e stated: “When everything will begin to perish only Jibra’eel, Mika’eel, and the Angel of Death will remain. Then Almighty Allah I will State, ‘O Angel of Death! who else is still spared?’ The reply will be, ‘None but Thy Graceful Self, Who is Eternal, as well as Thy servants Jibra’eel and Mika’eel and the Angel of Death’.
“At this a Divine Command will be issued, ‘Capture the souls of Mika’eel’ at which Mika’eel will fall like a great and mighty Mountain.
“Once again Allah I, the All-Knowing, will Ask, ‘Who is spared?’ The reply will be, ‘None but Thy Graceful Self, Jibra’eel and the Angel of Death.’ Again the Command will be given, ‘Capture the soul of Jibra’eel’, at which Jibra’eel will flutter his wings, fall into prostration and pass away.
“Finally, when the Angel of Death himself will pass away. The All-Wise, and Great Creator I will Proclaim, ‘In the beginning, I brought the creations into existence and I will once more bring it to life. Where are those rulers that laid claim to kingship?’ There will be no answer. The Almighty Allah I Himself will Reply, ‘Today, kingship belongs to Allah I Alone, the Sole Controller’.”
From this Hadith we learn that even Allah’s I closest Angels will not live beyond the Day of Judgment. The crux of the matter is that daily numerous Angels are created, who engage themselves in the constant Tasbeeh of Almighty Allah I and who will live only until the Day of Judgement. These include Angels, which are created from the recitation of Darood Shareef. In fact, it is not substantiated from any Hadith that Angels will not be subjected to death. In fact, Sayyiduna ibn Abbaas t makes it clear that before the revelation of the verse, “Every soul shall taste death” Angels were not aware of themselves experiencing death.
With regards to the two Angels, Kiraamen Kaatibeen, who accompany every Muslim, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated: “After the death of the Muslim, they soar to the Heaven and seek permission to live there, but Almighty Allah I turns down their request saying, ‘My Heavens are full of Angels who are constantly engaged in Glorifying Me’. Then they will implore to live on the earth to which Almighty Allah I will Reply, ‘My creation has filled the earth, constantly glorifying Me.’ Thereafter, Almighty Allah I will Command them to stand at the graveside of the Muslims and the servants of Allah I to recite the Tasbeeh of Allah I, and the Thawaab of which is then bestowed upon the deceased person”.
Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas t narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated:
الاولى و انّ
ثم يموت *
Angels will die at the time when the first Trumpet will be sounded on the Day of Judgement. The Angel of Death will capture their souls. Thereafter, the Angel of Death himself will succumb to death.
After the completion of this work, I came across one Fatwa regarding the Angels found in Allama ibn Hajr Maaki’s t Fatawah Hadithiyyah, in which the learned Imam affirms that Angels will experience death when the first Trumpet will be sounded, but the Carriers of the Divine Throne and the four exalted Angels will be the last to pass away. Regarding the birth of Angels too, he states:
Angels are not created at one time.
Rather, this is an ongoing process.
Thereafter, Imam ibn Hajr t has narrated seven Ahadith, five of which I have already mentioned, while the other two are now added to the original eighteen.
1.19 Imam Abush-Sheikh t narrates from Imam Wahab bin Mambah t:
الله نهرا في
فينزل على ذلك
النهر ملك من
فيملؤه و يسد
ما بين اطرافه
ثم يغتسل منه
فاذا خرج منه
من نور فيخلق
الله من كل
الخلائق كلهم *
There is a fountain of Allah I found in space, which is so huge that the seven layers of earth can fit into it seven times. In it, one Angel from Heaven, whose size completely fills the fountain, descends. He bathes in this fountain and when he emerges from it, drops of light, drip from his wings. From each droplet, Almighty Allah I creates one Angel who, like
all Angels, constantly engages in the Tasbeeh of
Almighty Allah I.
1.20 He further narrates another Hadith from Sayyiduna Ula bin Haroon t who mentions that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e stated:
جبرئيل كل يوم
ينقض فكل قطرة
يخلق منها ملك
Jibra’eel u daily dives into the Fountain of Kauther and
shakes his wings. From each droplet, Almighty Allah I
creates one Angel.
By the Grace of the Almighty Allah I and His Beloved Habeeb e, I recall another Hadith on this subject, which can be further included in this list.
In the book Kitaabus Thawaab, Sayyiduna ibn Abid Duniya t and Sayyiduna Abush Shiekh t have recorded a Hadith of Sayyiduna Imam Jafar As-Saadiq t, in which Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e has stated:
خلق الله عز و
جل من ذلك
بعبد الله عز و
جل و يوحد فاذا
صار العبد في
قبره اتاه ذلك
Whosoever makes a Muslim happy, Almighty Allah I will create one Angel out of this happiness who immediately engages himself in the worship of Almighty Allah I and in exalting His Oneness. When this person passes away and enters the grave, this Angel will appear in front of him and ask, “Do you remember me? I am the same happiness with which you gladden the heart of a certain Muslim. Today, I will comfort you in your hour of fear, teach you the answers to the questions that will prove you a Believer and will show you your place in Heaven”.
N.B. The above Hadith Shareef is translated with full
explanation for the reader to understand the concept and meaning of the context.
We humbly supplicate in the Court of the Almighty Allah I that this explanation will have taught you about the life and existence of the Angels. Aameen.
In conclusion, Most Exalted is the King of the Mighty Throne, Lord of the
Angels, who has distinguished Sayyiduna Muhammadur-Rasoolullah e
from the entire creation. May the
Almighty Allah I
in His Infinite Mercy bestow the strength upon those who are misled on the
straight path and bestow upon those who are on the Straight Path to remain on
this path. Ameen Allahuma Ameen.
تعالى عليه و
آله و صحبه و
و تعالى اعلم و
علمه جل مجده
اتم و احكم *
تعالى عليه و
and Signed by;
humble servant of Allah
Ahmed Raza Barellwi
the Merciful Lord forgive him)
The ink of a Scholar is more Holier than the blood of a Martyr
Promoting the cause of the
The Imam Ahmed Raza Academy is an organisation that was established on the 5th of July 1986 (1406 A.H.) in South Africa with the sole purpose of serving the Muslim community and to provide some form of academic and spiritual direction to the Muslims.
The organisation has been named after the great Muslim scholar and
Saint, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Bareilvi t, who lived in India between 1856
and 1921, and was popularly known as
"Ala’ Hadrat" in the Islamic world. Ala’ Hadrat Imam Ahmed
Raza Al-Qaderi t achieved the status of a
versatile scholar and obtained a high distinction in over 50 branches of
learning. On his visit to Makkatul Mukarramah and Madinatul Munawwarah, Imam
Ahmed Raza Al-Qaderi t was treated with great dignity and was conferred the title of "Imam-e-Ahle-Sunnat"
by eminent Ulema. He was also hailed as the Mujaddid or Revivalist of the Century. He acted as a shield against
those who wanted to assault the principles of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
As a devout Sufi, Ala’ Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza t was awarded the Ijaazah
and Khilafat (Certificate of Spiritual Successorship) in the Qaaderiya
Silsila (Order), as well as in 13 other branches of Sufism. As an
author, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Al-Qaderi t has left to his credit more than
a 1 000 books on 50 different subjects ranging from Tafseer, Logic,
Grammar, Literature, Islamic Jurisprudence, Education, Sociology, Astronomy,
Mathematics, Physics, History, Science of History, Engineering, Biographies,
Philosophy, Mysticism to Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Hindi
are presently offering a variety of services to the community on a daily basis,
from being a center for imparting Islamic education for our children - to
issuing Fatawa (Legal Islamic Decrees). At the same time, in the last few
years, we have also developed as an organization laying emphasis on the
publication of Sunni literature for the community and have thus far to
our credit a regular newsletter – “Raza” and numerous titles of
authentic Sunni books, and we will,
Insha-Allah, be adding more titles each year. We have already
designed a set of madressa textbooks that are being implemented locally
and, we are proud to add that these textbooks have gained international repute.
The key aim of the Imam Ahmed Raza Academy is to promote and
propagate the teachings of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
In order to achieve this key objective we have dedicated ourselves to
translate, compile, publish and distribute useful Islamic literature, books,
magazines, brochures, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, etc. with special
reference to the teachings of Ala’Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaderi
his Successors t In this age of immorality and emergence of corrupted Sects claiming to
be the beacons of salvation, it is our responsibility to save our society from
such wickedness and adopt the correct perspective of Islam based on the
teachings of the Ahle Sunnah. A vital ingredient in this work is the
publication of Sunni literature in English – to which we have committed
We need your help not only to retain but promote our Ahle Sunnah Aqaa’id
at a time when we are surrounded and bombarded by non-Sunni publications,
which have corrupted our Aqeeda and have made deep inroads in the minds
of the youth. All such activities in Islam that helps in promoting Islam
constitute an act of Jihad for which there will be an enormous reward.
The celebrated Saint, Hadrat Sheikh Sirri Saqti t
“That person can never become perfect
until he does not give preference to Deen over his personal desires.”
The Imam Ahmed Raza Academy is an organisation that relies solely
on the assistance and Wasila of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
and the Fuyood and Barakaat of the Awliya Allah,
and the support of our well-wishers, and our vision for the future and our
dedication to the mission of Al’a Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaderi t has a significant contribution
to be made locally and in the world - a world in which, we pray, that Sunni
Islam dominates. Insha-Allah!
Abdul Kareem Al-Qaadiri Radawi
 The Divine Pen that records on the Lohe-Mahfooz
 Lohe-Mahfooz, the sacred Tablet of Records where every happening from the time of creation till the Day of Judgment is recorded.
 The Divine Throne of Allah I
 The Kursi, which is mentioned in the famous Ayatul-Kursi.
 Glorification of Almighty Allah I
 The Soul
 The Qibla and place of worship of the Angels in the skies. The Hadith Shareef states that it is situated directly above the Holy Kaaba. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah e led the Salaah with the Angels here in the Night of Meh’raaj.
 The sacred Arsh of Allah I
 Salaams and Salutations upon the Beloved Rasool e
 Salaams and Salutation upon the beloved Prophet of Allah
 Angels commissioned to ask the deceased questions in the grave
 To glorify Allah