Why Is the Presence of Angels Desired?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 

Question:

It seems to me, based on various khutba, halaqat, etc., that the presence of angels is a desired thing.

For example, the angels descending on laylatul qadr are often spoken of during Ramadan, or the mention of avoiding things that discourage their presence such as pictures in the house or garlic such as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  did. I never heard why this is desired, just that it is a thing such that it is clearly significant in some way.

Answer:

walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

The Angels of Mercy are indications of Allah’s Pleasure and signs of Allah’s Mercy.

The states that bring the Angels of Mercy indicate that one’s choices, intentions, actions, and states are Pleasing to Allah Most High–and the closeness of Divine Mercy. [Abu Hafs al-Nasafi, al-Taysir fi’l Tafsir]

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center