Islamic Angels

Here is a list of the Islamic Angels, their Christian equivalent, attributes and appearance.

Name Christian Equivalent Rank Attribute Appearance
[hamalat al-‘arsh]   Throne-bearers Carry God’s Chair There are 4 Bearers : Man & Bull & Eagle & Lion
[karubiyun] Cherubim Cherubim Praise God  
Jibril or
Jibra’il
Gabriel Archangel Bearer of Revelation 600 Wings stretching from East to West; Sitting on a Chair between Earth & Heaven
Mikal or
Mika’il
Michael Archangel Providence Wings of Emerald-Green
Azrail or
Izrael or
Izra’il
  Archangel Death 4000 Wings; Body formed from as many Eyes & Tongues as there are People
Israfil Raphael Archangel Blows the Trumpet of Doom at the Last Judgement Hairy Body covered with Mouths and Tongues; 4 Wings : 1 protects his Body 1 shields him from God while the others extend from East to West
[hafazah or
hafza]
  Guardian Angels  
Ridwan     Guards Paradise
Malik     Guards Hell
Munkar & Nakir     Questions the Dead
Ash-Shaytan or
As-Shaitan or
Iblis
Satan    

Islamic Angels

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