How does The Angel Gabriel Look Like?

One of the creatures created by Allah SWT in the universe is an Angel. Different from humans, angels are created by God from light. The angels are creatures who are obedient to Allah. Of the ten angels, the first to be given is the Spirit. The angel Gabriel is the leader of all angels and is referred to as aminul al wahyi.

The Angel of Gabriel has the duty of conveying the revelation to the Messenger of Allah. Allah SWT states in an An-Nahl verse 102:

قُلْ نَزَّلَهُ رُوحُ الْقُدُسِ مِنْ رَبِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيُثَبِّتَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَهُدًى وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ

Say thou: the Holy Spirit hath sent it down from thy Lord with truth, that he may strengthen those who believe, and a guidance and glad tidings unto those who put their trust.

The Angel Gabriel

The Angel Gabriel
The Angel Gabriel

The form of the Angel Gabriel is mentioned in the hadith that has 600 wings the distance between the two wings is like a journey of 500 years.

This is in the Book of Saheeh Ibn Hiban, from the companions of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud, the Messenger of Allah said:

عن ابن مسعود -رضي الله عنه- أنه قال في هذه الآية: {ولقد رآه نَزْلَةً أُخرى} [النجم: 13]، قال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم-: رأيتُ جبريلَ عند سِدْرةِ المُنْتَهى، عليه ستُّمائة جَناح، يَنْتَثِرُ من رِيشِه التَّهاوِيلُ: الدُّرُّ والياقُوتُ

Ibn Mas’ud (may Allaah have mercy on him) said of this verse: “And indeed Muhammad saw him at another time.” Qs. An-Najm: 13) The Prophet (pbuh) said, “I saw Gabriel in Sidratul Muntaha, he had six hundred wings scattered on his feathers diamonds and gems of different colors.”

If discussed in detail, the Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم is shown the original form of the angel Gabriel in the event of Isra Miraj.

Abu Zar (may Allaah have mercy on him) once asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, have you seen your Lord?” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) replied:

“نُورٌ أَنَّى أَرَاهُ”. وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ “رَأَيْتُ نُورًا”

Nur, where could I possibly see it. According to another narration it is mentioned: I only see nur (light). (Narrated by the Muslim Imam)

The only thing that is meant is the Angel Gabriel, as stipulated in the Book of Sahihain through Siti Aisyah Ummul Muminin and Ibn Mas’ud. Similarly, it is stipulated in the Book of Sahih Muslim through Abu Hurayrah.

In another narration, another form of the angel Gabriel is like dust.

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى غُبَارٍ سَاطِعٍ فِي سِكَّةِ بَنِي غَنْمٍ زَادَ مُوسَى مَوْكِبَ جِبْرِيلَ

From Anas ibn Malik radliallahu anhu said: “I seem to see the dust glistening in the alleyways of the Bani Ghanmin tribe”. Moses added; “This is a proof of Gabriel alaihissalam’s involvement in the war”. (HR. Bukhari) No. 2975. Saheeh.

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The Duty of the Angel Gabriel

The Duty of the Angel Gabriel
The Duty of the Angel Gabriel

As we know, the Angel Gabriel is tasked with delivering revelations from Allah to the Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم. But when the revelation has been revealed, does the angel Gabriel have no work left?

if it is analogous, then Allah SWT is the King of The Kingdom, while the angels are the janitors in a kingdom

He also said that no human being knows exactly how many angels God has created.

No angel has disobeyed God. All angels are obedient, and they work according to their respective functions. Thus, according to him, it is the duty of the Jibril.

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