Is it Permissible to Name Children with Names of Angels?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalaamu alaykum, We named our son Jibril because it is a beautiful name but recently were told that it is in fact haram to name a child by the name of an angel. What should we do? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in […]

Are Angels Intelligent Beings?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I know certain nouns in Arabic are considered ‘aqil (intelligent) and others are ghair ‘aqil (non-intelligent). Specifically, I was wondering how angels are considered for this, especially in reference to surah u-qadr. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and […]

Battle of Badr: A Response to Misconceptions of Quranic Inconsistency in the Number of Angels Present

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: 3:124 says there were 3 thousand angels present at the battle of badr, and then 8:9 says there were a thousand. How can we respond to this – which seems like a contradiction? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful, As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, […]