As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 6

 

He, who holds enmity towards any angel, is an enemy of Allah

A Muslim is required to love all the Angels without discrimination because angels are slaves of Allah and they only perform actions that Allah has commanded them and abstain from that which He prohibits. As for him, who holds enmity towards any angel, then Allah is indeed an enemy to him. Allah says in the Qur'aan, 'Say (O Muhammad - sallallahu alahi wa-sallam), 'Whoever is an enemy to Jibraeel (let him die in his fury), for indeed, he has brought it (this Qur'aan) down to your heart by Allah's Permission, confirming what came before it [i.e. the Taurah and the Injeel] and guidance and glad tidings for the believers. Whoever is an enemy to Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, Jibraeel and Mika'eel, then verily, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers.' [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 97-98]

Imam at-Tabaree said, 'the scholars of Tafseer agree that this verse was revealed in response to the Jews who claimed that Jibraeel is an enemy of the Jews and that Mika'eel is their friend.' [at-Tabaree (2): 377] Imam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullah) writes in the Tafseer of the above verse, 'whoever becomes an enemy of Jibraeel, let him know that he is Ruh al-Quds who brought down the Glorious Dhikr (Qur'aan) to your (i.e., Prophet Muhammad's - sallallahu alahi wa-sallam) heart from Allah by His leave. Hence, he is a messenger from Allah. Whoever takes a messenger as an enemy, will have taken all the messengers as enemies… This is the same with those who take Jibraeel as an enemy, because Jibraeel did not choose missions on his own, but by the command of his Lord, 'And we (angels) descend not except by the command of your Lord.' [Soorah Maryam (19): 64] Al-Bukharee reported that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said, 'Allah said, 'whoever takes a friend of Mine as an enemy, will have started a war with Me.' [Fath al-Baree (11): 348] therefore, Allah became angry with those who took Jibraeel as an enemy. Allah said, 'Whoever is an enemy to Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, Jibraeel and Mika'eel, then verily, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers.' [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 98] Allah mentioned Jibraeel and Mika'eel specifically although they are included among the angels who were messengers only because this verse was meant to support Jibraeel, the emissary between Allah and His Prophets. Allah also mentioned Mika'eel here, because the Jews claimed that Jibraeel was their enemy and Mika'eel was their friend. Allah informed them that whoever is an enemy of either of them - is also an enemy of the other as well as Allah.’


Taken from As-Sunnah Newsletter - http://www.qsep.com

 

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