The Belief of the Muslim Sects, Jews, Christians & Idolaters Regarding the Angels
Author: Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdil-Wahhab Al-Aqeel
Paperback: 111 pages
"And from these fundamental principles which are obligatory upon the Muslims to believe in and in which the servant will not have complete faith except by it is the belief in the angels (peace be upon them) The Book, the Sunnah and the consensus of the Muslims point out the obligation of believing in them. Not believing in them is to disbelieve in Allah, the Glorified, the Most High"
But what is strange is that despite the importance of believing in them (peace be upon them) you will find some Muslims not being concerned with the minute details of believing in them. Rather they are content with common words they generalise. There is no doubt that the general belief in the angels which includes affirmation in their existence and the confirmation of what came from Allah, the Glorified, the Most High and from His Messenger concerning them – when he believes in the remaining pillars – benefits its companion with the permission of Allah. But in reality weakness of faith and its fruits are little in regards to the fruit of complete faith since reflection upon Allah’s creation increases a person’s faith in Allah, the Glorified, the Most High. Based on this I wanted to write something in detail about the angels – peace be upon them – to acknowledge this great unseen world that is constantly repeated in the Quran many times. Likewise it is constantly mentioned many times in the Sunnah until we actualise the meaning of our belief in them and see the benefits of that for us in this life and in the hereafter.
Because of this I wrote something on this topic in detail and that is due to the non-existence of a book to the best of my knowledge covering in depth the issue of belief in the angels – peace be upon them.
Written by the one who hopes for the pardon of his Glorious Lord,
Muhammad bin Abdil Wahhaab al-’Aqeel
Al-Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah -1418 A.H.