[1:1] In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[97:4] The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by their Lord’s leave, to carry out every command.

Peace be upon you,

We do not know why God created the heavenly creatures in the first place. But we do know from the Quran why were they subsequently classified as angels, jinns, humans, plants, animals, mountains, and so on.

[6:59] With Him are the keys to all secrets; none knows them except He. He knows everything on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. Nor is there a grain in the depths of the soil. Nor is there anything wet or dry, that is not recorded in a profound record.

When a powerful heavenly creature, devil, thought that he could be a god besides God, he provoked the Great feud among the heavenly creatures. Among the heavenly creatures, the jinns supported Devil’s baseless thought. Human beings were ignorant. They wanted to verify his blasphemous thought and thus, committed the grave mistake! God Almighty summoned all the souls of the human beings prior to sending them to this material world to give them a final chance to understand the greatness of God and redeem their sin by rejecting devil and worshiping God Alone.

[38:67] Say, “Here is awesome news.
[38:68] “That you are totally oblivious to.
[38:69] “I had no knowledge previously, about the feud in the High Society.

[36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy?
[36:61] And that you shall worship Me alone? This is the right path.
[36:62] He has misled multitudes of you. Did you not possess any understanding?

[18:50] We said to the angels, ‘Bow down before Adam,’ and they all bowed down, but not Iblis: he was one of the jinn and he disobeyed his Lord’s command. Are you [people] going to take him and his offspring as your masters instead of Me, even though they are your enemies? What a bad bargain for the evildoers!

[33:72] We have offered the responsibility to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

[7:172] Recall that your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for themselves: “Am I not your Lord?” They all said, “Yes. We bear witness.” Thus, you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, “We were not aware of this.”
[7:173] Nor can you say, “It was our parents who practiced idolatry, and we simply followed in their footsteps. Will You punish us because of what others have innovated?”

All the descendants (humans) of Adam and descendants (jinns) of Satan were exiled from the Kingdom of God to verify their blasphemous views. The earth became their temporary domain for the final test. We are exposed to the devil’s influence all the time in this material world (Kingdom of Satan).

[2:36] But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom. We said, “Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your habitation and provision for a while.”

[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.

[2:30] Recall that your Lord said to the angels, “I am placing a representative on Earth.” They said, “Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?” He said, “I know what you do not know.”

[21:111] “For all that I know, this world is a test for you and a temporary enjoyment.”

[7:12] He said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I ordered you?” He said, “I am better than he; You created me from fire and created him from mud.”
[7:13] He said, “Therefore, you must go down, for you are not to be arrogant here. Get out; you are debased.”
[7:14] He said, “Grant me a respite, until the Day of Resurrection.”
[7:15] He said, “You are granted a respite.”
[7:16] He said, “Since You have willed that I go astray, I will skulk for them on Your straight path.
[7:17] “I will come to them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left, and You will find that most of them are unappreciative.”

The heavenly creatures who never disobeyed God were classified as angels.

[2:34] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.

[66:6] O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from the Hellfire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful angels who never disobey GOD; they do whatever they are commanded to do.

Angels obeyed God Almighty and agreed to serve human beings. But God has full control of everything beyond His Kingdom.

[2:34] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.

[97:4] The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by their Lord’s leave, to carry out every command.

[79:1] The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.
[79:2] And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.
[79:3] And those floating everywhere.
[79:4] Eagerly racing with one another –
[79:5] to carry out various commands.

[77:1] (Angels) dispatched in succession.
[77:2] To drive the wind.
[77:3] Stir up clouds.
[77:4] Distribute the provisions.
[77:5] Deliver messages.
[77:6] Good news, as well as warnings.

[35:13] He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He has committed the sun and the moon to run for a predetermined period of time. Such is GOD your Lord; to Him belongs all kingship. Any idols you set up beside Him do not possess as much as a seed’s shell.

God chose to run our material world through His angels. We are exiled from God’s Kingdom. Our earthly world cannot stand God’s physical presence.

[7:143] When Moses came at our appointed time, and his Lord spoke with him, he said, “My Lord, let me look and see You.” He said, “You cannot see Me. Look at that mountain; if it stays in its place, then you can see Me.” Then, his Lord manifested Himself to the mountain, and this caused it to crumble. Moses fell unconscious. When he came to, he said, “Be You glorified. I repent to You, and I am the most convinced believer.”

May God guide all of us,
M. Irtaza