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Wahy and Ilham (Revelation and Inspiration)

Wahy and Ilham (Revelation and Inspiration) Revelation and inspiration are two subjects that have been much discussed in Islamic religious sciences, as well as by Sufis, as they are each an important dimension of effusion and manifestation. The Sufis have mostly recollected Revelation and inspiration when manifestation is discussed, and...

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Life Is A Fast Moving Pictures

Life Is A Fast Moving Pictures Were The Times Of Death Of Those Who Die in A Disaster Destined To Be Simultaneous? The appointed time of death is the end of the predetermined life-span of a living creature. This inevitable end—inevitable because every creature that has a beginning must have...

Munkar and Nakir

What is Munkar and Nakir? Munkar and Nakir (منكر ونكير‎) (English translation: “The Denied and The Denier”) in Islamic eschatology, are angels who test the faith of the dead in their graves.[1] Description These angels are described as having solid black eyes, having a shoulder span measured in miles, and carrying hammers “so...

Visions Versus Hallucinations

Visions Versus Hallucinations A spiritual vision is usually a very pleasant, uplifting experience. People may “see” God, angels, saints, or indescribable light. Such a vision usually brings a new direction to life and leaves the individual with a “lighter” countenance, a greater joy in life and more love to share...

Belief in Angels in The Old Testament

Belief in Angels in The Old Testament For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread up on the lion and the...

Demiurge

Demiurge In the Platonic, Neopythagorean, Middle Platonic, and Neoplatonic schools of philosophy, the demiurge is an artisan-like figure responsible for fashioning and maintaining the physical universe. The Gnostics adopted the term “demiurge“. Although a fashioner, the demiurge is not necessarily the same as the creator figure in the monotheistic sense, because the demiurge itself and the...

Prayer to Saint Michael

Prayer to Saint Michael The Prayer to Saint Michael usually refers to one specific Catholic prayer to Michael the Archangel, among the various prayers in existence that are addressed to him. From 1886 to 1964, this prayer was recited after Low Mass in the Catholic Church, although not incorporated into...

The Ways Beings Worship God

The Ways Beings Worship God Have you not seen that before God prostrate all that are in the heavens and all that are in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the beasts, and a great number among mankind? ...

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Nephilim

Nephilim The Nephilim (נְפִילִים‬, nefilim) were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge, according to Genesis 6:1-4. A similar or identical biblical Hebrew term, read as “Nephilim” by some scholars, or as the word “fallen” by others, appears in Ezekiel 32:27.[1][2] When people began to multiply on the...

The Angel Lailah

The Angel Lailah The angel Lailah or Laylah ( לַיְלָה) is an angel in some interpretations in the Talmud and in some later Jewish mythology. Etymology The name Lailah is the same as the Hebrew word for “night” laylah לילה. The identification of the word “night” as the name of an angel originates with the interpretation of “Rabbi Yochanan” (possibly Yochanan ben Zakkai c. 30...

Classes of Angels

Classes of angels: There are angels representing in the inner dimension of existence species of earthly creatures and supervising them Some animals, like honeybees, for example, act under Divine inspiration, although science asserts that all animals are directed by impulses. Science is unable to explain what an impulse is and...

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Buraq

Buraq Al-Burāq (البُراق‎ al-Burāq “lightning”) is a magical equid in Islamic mythology: a creature from the heavens that transported the prophets. Most notably hadith literature recounts that Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi’raj or ‘Night Journey’.[1] Etymology The Encyclopaedia of Islam,...

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel In Abrahamic religions, fallen angels are angels who were expelled from Heaven. The term “fallen angel” appears neither in the Bible nor in other Abrahamic scriptures, but is used of angels who were cast out of heaven[1]or angels who sinned. Such angels are often malevolent towards humanity. The idea of fallen angels derived from Jewish Enochic pseudepigraphy or the assumption...

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel Gabriel (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל‎,’Gavri’el “God is my strength”‘, Ancient Greek: Γαβριήλ,’Gabriel’, Aramaic: ܓܒܪܝܝܠ‎, Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrāʾīl), in the Abrahamic religions, is an archangel. He was first described in the Hebrew Bible and was subsequently developed by other traditions. In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel, to explain his visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27). Gabriel the archangel is also a character in other...

Archangel Israfil

Archangel Israfil Israfil (إِسْـرَافِـيْـل‎, Isrāfīl, Israfel, Esrafil)[1] is the angel who blows into the trumpet before Armageddon and sometimes depicted as the angel of music.[2][3] Though unnamed in the Quran, he is one of the four Islamic archangels, the others being long with Mikhail, Jibrail and Azrael.[1] It is believed that Israfil will blow the trumpet from a holy rock in Jerusalem to announce...

Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael Raphael (רָפָאֵל‬, Rāfāʾēl, ‘It is God who heals’, ‘God Heals’, ‘God, Please Heal’; Ραφαήλ, رفائيل‎ or إسرافيل) is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Raphael performs all manners of healing according to all Abrahamic religions. Medieval French rabbi, author and Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) commentator Rashi views Raphael as being one...

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List Of Angels In Theology

List Of Angels In Theology This is a list of angels in theology, including both specific angels (e.g. Gabriel) and types of angels (e.g. Seraphim). Note that some overlap is to be expected with the list of theological demons entry, since various traditions have different classifications for the spirits they...

Seven Archangels

Seven Archangels The concept of Seven Archangels is found in some works of early Jewish literature. Bible The term archangel itself is not found in equivalent in the Hebrew Bible, and in the Greek New Testament the term archangel only occurs in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and the Epistle of Jude 1:9, where it is used of Michael, who in Daniel10:13 is called ‘one of...

Hierarchy of Angels

Hierarchy of Angels A hierarchy of angels is a belief or tradition found in the angelology of different religions, which holds that there are different levels or ranks of angels. Higher ranks may be asserted to have greater power or authority over lower ranks, and with different ranks having differences in appearance,...

Amesha Spenta

Amesha Spenta In Zoroastrianism, Amesha Spenta (Avestan) is a class of divine entities literally means “Immortal (which is) holy.”[1][n 1] Later Middle Persian variations of the term include the contraction ‘Ameshaspand’ as well as the specifically Zoroastrian ‘Mahraspand’ and ‘Amahraspand’. As the great “divine sparks”  Significantly more common than the non-specific meaning of Amesha Spenta (see below) is a...

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