The angels are created from Light.
There are four famous Angels:
Then two Angels are always with every person. One writes all his GOOD DEEDS while the other notes all his BAD DEEDS. They are known as :- KIRAAMAN-KAATIBEEN.
The other two are MUNKAR and NAKEER ,who are incharge of questioning a person after his death .
There are eight angels who bear the Throne of Allah, and other angels surround it. all of them praise Allah and pray for the believers.
Surah No.35 , Al Fatir , Ayat No.1
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ
o مَّثْنَى وَثُلَاثَ وَرُبَاعَ يَزِيدُ فِي الْخَلْقِ مَا يَشَاء إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Praise be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth , Who made the Angels Messengers with wings , two, or three, or four (Pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things.
One of the objective of creation of angels is to establish a link between Allah and his Messengers. They also shoulder a responsibility of showering either blessings or curse of Allah upon the creature.Since they travel frequently between the skies and the earth by the command of Allah, they are provided wings by Allah so that they get strength in flying . The wings number also varies from two pairs to four but they are not limited and the number depends upon the Will of Allah.
It is narrated in one the Hadis that Hazrat Jibraeel has 600 wings.
( Sahi Muslim and also referred by Mufti M.Shafi Usmani in Tafsir of Surah Fatir Ayat No.1 in Ma`ariful Quran )
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