Crash Course in Islam — Angels
>>STEVE ST. GEORGE: Hello. I'm Steve St. George. And this is your crash course in Islam. Today angels in Islam. The Angel Gabriel is probably one of the best known angels to Christians. He often serves as God's messenger in the Bible. But some non-Muslims might be surprised to hear is that Gabriel is also an important figure in Islam. It was actually Gabriel who recited the Quran to Mohammed in a cave Hera near Mecca. But he's not the only angel Muslims believe in. Angels in general are important to Islam. In fact belief in them is among the six articles of faith in Islam. If a Muslim does not believe in all six including angels, there is no faith. The angels like all of creation are the work of Allah and are made of light. They can assume any shape and exist to do the work of Allah, which includes recording the good and bad deeds of man receiving the souls of the dying and guarding heaven and hell. Muslims also believe in guardian angels. There are two for every believer. And the angels follow a Muslim all through his or her life. One angel watches over the Muslim during the day, the other that night writing down all of the good and bad deeds a person commits for judgment day.