All of the evidences that prove the Qur’an is the word of Allah also prove the existence of angels.
All proofs that prove the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also prove the existence of angels; similarly, all proofs that prove the Qur’an is the word of Allah prove the existence of angels. We reach this judgment through the following steps:
1- The Qur’an is the word of Allah with all evidences proving that it comes from Allah.
2- Since it is the word of Allah, then –God forbid- it does not contain any lies or superstitions. What it contains is right and true.
3- And since it is impossible that it contains any superstitions, everything that it informs is real and true.
4- And since the Qur’an informs about the existence of angles, there are angels definitely and there should be. Is it all possible that something informed by such a book should not exist?
Let us present the following proof about the existence of angels: “Angels exist and they are true because what the Qur’an informs about the past and future have become true.” That is, if we use the news of the Qur’an that becomes true as a proof for the existence of angels, this will be right and true.
1- Since the news of it about the past and future has become true, it must be the word of Allah because no one can know the unseen other than Allah.
2- And since it is the word of Allah by the news that became true, it does not contain any lies or superstitions.
3- And since it does not contain any lie or superstition, what it informs is definitely true and real. There is no other option.
4- And since it informed about the existence of angels, there is no room for any doubt.
In conclusion we can say that all evidences that prove the Qur’an is the word of Allah also prove that angels do exist because it informs about the past and the future, its miracles, nothing similar to it has been presented up to the present time, its repetition does not bore people and it is memorized by hundreds of thousands of hafizes; no human word has been memorized like that.
1- He who cannot deny that the Qur’an is the word of Allah cannot deny the existence of angels.
2- He who cannot deny the miracles of the Qur’an cannot deny angels.
3- He who cannot present something similar to the Qur’an cannot deny angels.
4- To sum up: He who cannot refute evidences that prove that the Qur’an is the word of Allah cannot deny the existence of angels, either.
Now let us listen to the Qur’an and hear its news about angels:
Angels are (but) servants raised to honour. They speak not before He speaks, and they act (in all things) by His command. (Surah al-Anbiya, 26-27)
The Night of Power is better than a thousand Months. Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's permission, on every errand. (Surah al-Qadr, 3-4)
Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and prophets to Gabriel and Michael-Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject faith. (Surah al-Baqara, 98)
And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and on earth whether moving (living) creatures or the angels: for none are arrogant (before their Lord). (Surah an-Nahl, 49)
Up to now, we have analyzed the evidences about the existence of angels in the work titled “Belief in Angels”. In the second part of this work, we will answer questions about angels that are asked most frequently.