As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 6


The Effect of Belief in Angels on Human Life

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan (hafidahullah) writes in his treatise, al-Eeman bil-Malaaikah wa-Athruhu fi-Hayatil-Ummah, 'Belief in the Angels has a tremendous effect on human life because if one is aware of their presence (around him), he becomes alert. If he knows that there are angels assigned to watch over him day and night, he becomes cautious that they may write something (that he says or does) which is not befitting (or in the best interest of his well-being in the hereafter).

If he were to know that investigators were following him, would he not be cautious - fearing that they might take hold of some speech or action, which might lead to a harmful outcome? So why is he not cautious of the Angels? You see the humans, who may be following you and you can take precautions from them… but Angels see you while you do not see them. It is possible to escape (from the eyes) of humans by taking cover in your house, or hiding yourself in an unknown place and they will not know about you. But the Angels enter every place with you. Allah has bestowed them with the ability to access any place that He orders them to reach and it is for this reason that Allah admonished us and said, 'But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you, Kiraman (honorable) Katibeen writing down (your deeds). They know all that you do.' [Soorah al-Infitar (82): 10-12]

This is the fruit of Eeman (belief) in Angels that the person safeguards himself from sinful sayings and actions that will be recorded (in his book of deeds) and he will be accountable for them on the Day of Judgment.’ [end quote]

Taken from As-Sunnah Newsletter -


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