Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel A guardian angel is an angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, kingdom, or country. Belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity. The concept of angels that guard over particular people and nationalities played a common role in Ancient Judaism, while a theory of tutelary angels and their...

Archangel

Archangel An archangel is an angel of high rank. The word “archangel” itself is usually associated with the Abrahamic religions, but beings that are very similar to archangels are found in a number of religious traditions. The English word archangel is derived from the Greek ἀρχάγγελος (arch- + angel, literally “chief angel” or “angel of origin”).[1] It appears only twice in the New...

Angel of God

Angel of God “Angel of God” is a Roman Catholic traditional prayer for the intercession of the guardian angel, often taught to young children as the first prayer learned. It serves as a reminder of God’s love, and by enjoining the guardian angel to support the child in a loving way, the prayer echoes God’s...

Angels in Judaism

Angels in Judaism In Judaism, angels (Hebrew: מַלְאָךְ‎ mal’akh, plural: מלאכים mal’akhim) are supernatural beings that appear throughout the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), rabbinic literature, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, and traditional Jewish liturgy. They are categorized in different hierarchies and act as messengers of God, angelic envoys, or general agents of God. Etymology Hebrew mal’akh (מַלְאָךְ) is the standard word for “messenger”, both human and divine, in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), though it is...

Angels in Islam

Angels in Islam In Islam, angels (malāk; plural: mala’ikah) are celestial beings, created from a luminious origin by God to perform certain tasks he has given them. The angels from the angelic realm are subordinates in a hierarchy headed by one of the archangels in the highest heavens.[1] Belief in angels is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam.[2] Concepts of angels...

Angel

What Is An Angel? An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions, angels are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God or Heaven and humanity.[1][2] Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God’s tasks.[3] Within Abrahamic religions, angels are often organized into hierarchies, although such rankings may vary...

Death and the Spirit after Death

Death and the Spirit after Death All human beings have an intrinsic feeling of eternity, and so feel imprisoned in the narrow confines of the material world and yearn for eternity. Whoever can hear our conscious nature will hear it pronouncing eternity over and over again. If we were given...

Angels And Jinn In This World

Angels And Jinn In This World Angels and jinn can assume any form or shape and appear in this world. Here, we observe movement from the visible to the invisible: water evaporates and disappears into the atmosphere, solid matter becomes a liquid or a gas (steam), and matter becomes energy...

Angels and Their Functions

Angels and Their Functions Angels are created from light. The Arabic word for angel is malak. According to its root form, malak means messenger, deputy, envoy, superintendent, and a powerful person. The root meaning also implies descent from a high place. Angels build relations between the macrocosmic world and the...

The Appearance of the Angel and Jinn To Humans

The Appearance of the Angel and Jinn In the Visible World In Different Forms As we indicated earlier, it is possible for angels and jinn to take on form and appear in the visible world in the shape of any being. We do observe, in the material world, a movement...

Who Are Angels?

Who Are Angels? The angels do not gain promotion by endeavoring; each of them has a fixed, determined rank, but receives a particular pleasure from the work itself and radiance from worship. That is, the reward of these servants is found in their service. Just as man is nourished by...

Angels Have No Sexes And They Have No Evil

Angels Have No Sexes And They Have No Evil Angels never commit sins and show disobedience, and since they have no evil-commanding souls to resist obedience to God, they have fixed stations; they are not promoted to higher ranks, nor reduced to lower ones. They are also free of negative...

Characteristics of Angels

Characteristics of Angels Angels are created from light. Angels are beings who build relations between the macrocosmic world and the material one, and convey the commands of God, superintend or direct the acts and lives of beings and represent their worship in their own realms. Angels move very rapidly and...

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