*Understand Islam *
*Why Did God Create Angels? Does He Need Help of Angels?*
It is definitely true that our Creator Allah Almighty does not need anything or anyone. As a matter of fact, among His Names is ‘Al-Ghany’: The One who is Self-sufficient, and ‘As-Samad’: The One who is free of all needs, who is needed by all His creations. He is sought by all, while He is above all.
Allah does not need the angels, but He has the Power to create incredibly mighty creations; His creations are a manifestation and reflection of His Power, Brilliance, and incomparable Greatness. Angels devoutly obey Allah Almighty and never disobey Him, and each angel is assigned a special task.
*Why are There Angels?*
If we are going to follow the rationale in this question, we might also ask: Why did Allah create the sun, isn’t He the Source of Light and He can directly give us light? Can’t He do it by Himself? Or why did Allah create mothers, can’t He directly bring us to life, nurture us and show us love without the presence of mothers?
In reality, Allah does not need any of His creations; they are only a manifestation of His Brilliant, Awe-Inspiring ability to plan and create.
If you consider a famous artist and ask why is this artist producing these outstanding paintings, can’t he express himself or explain what he wants without creating these amazing paintings? The answer is, he can, but his creations reflect his great and unique abilities.
To Allah belongs the Highest Most Supreme Example, He does not need the angels, but He has the Power to create incredibly mighty creations; His creations are a manifestation and reflection of His Power, Brilliance, and incomparable Greatness.
The fact that we do not see the complete wisdom in something doesn’t mean there isn’t one. This only reflects our limitation, and this is part of knowing our own selves, and knowing our Creator.
We are limited while He is the All-Wise, if we know every single detail of His wisdom, then it does not make sense because this will make us equal to Him. Allah says: “He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills.” (Quran 2:255)
Allah teaches us. It is one thing that He tells us He is the Creator, and another to teach us about His majestic creations. It is one thing to tell us He is The King, and another to show us the might of His Kingdom and His slaves…
When we learn about/ reflect on the creation of Allah, we get to know Him better. This is part of our learning journey. When you know about the creation, you admire the Creator.
*Few of the Angels’ Roles:*
The roles of angels include delivering the revelation of Allah, blowing the trumpet for The Day of Resurrection, taking away the souls of slaves, recording people’s deeds, witnessing the circles of remembering Allah, protecting slaves when they’re awake and asleep, questioning slaves in the graves as well as guarding the Hellfire and Paradise.
Angels devoutly obey Allah Almighty and never disobey Him. Almighty said in the Qur’an about the angels: “Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], “Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire.” (Qur’an 40:7)
When we learn about the angels’ sincere, non-stop worship of Allah, it reminds us that Allah also does not need us or our worship. This helps us reflect on understanding and actualizing our own purpose of life.
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