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Angels’ hair and wings

Allah has created the angels with arms and wings by which they fly in the skies and execute the commandments of Allah in this world. Some angels have two, some have three and some have four wings. ‘Allamah Zamakhshari has mentioned that he has read in some books that there is also a type of the angels that have been bestowed with six arms and wings by Allah . With two of their wings, they hide their bodies. With the other two wings, they fly. With the remaining two wings, they hide their face from Allah  out of modesty.
It is also mentioned in a blessed Hadees that the
Holy Rasool said, ‘I beheld (Sayyiduna) Jibra’eel near Sidra-tul­Muntaha and saw that he had six hundred arms.’ Moreover, it is also reported that the Beloved  Rasool  asked (Sayyiduna) Jibra ‘eel   ‘Show me your original form.’ Sayyiduna Jibra’eel replied, ‘You will not be able to bear it.’ He   said, ‘I wish and yearn for it.’ Hence, Sayyiduna J ibra ‘eel once presented himself in the blessed court with Divine revelation in his original form. Seeing him, the Noblest Rasool   became unconscious. Sayyiduna Jibra ‘eel  supported him by allowing him to lean against his body, placing one of his hands on the blessed chest of the Beloved Rasool   and one hand between his blessed shoulders.
When the Revered and Renowned Rasoo , recovered, Sayyiduna Jibra ‘eel ‘ said, ‘What will be your condition if you see (Sayyiduna) Israfeel  ? Allah   has blessed him with twelve thousand arms. One of his arms is in the east and the other in the west, and he is holding the blessed throne of Allah   on his shoulders.’
(I’afseer As-Saawi, vol. 5, pp. 1686; part 22, Surah Al-Faatir, Ayah 1)
A mention of the arms and wings of the angels is present in the following Ayah of Surah Al-Faatir:
All praise is due to Allah; the Originator of the heavens and the earth, Who assigns angels as messengers, who have two, three or four wings. He increases in creation whatever He wills; indeed Allah is Able to do all things.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 22, Surah Al-Faatir, Ayah 1)


Bringing faith in the existence of the angels is among the requirements of Islam and it is also compulsory to have belief in the fact that the angels have wings and arms. Some have two, some have three, some have four and some have even more. As for the question, how is it possible for angels to have so many wings? In this context, the Holy Quran has given a decisive statement that there is no limit to the Powers of Allah and He has the Power over everything. Therefore, He  can do everything, He can bless the angels with wings and hair, and undoubtedly He has done that. Thus, any argumentation or questioning against this fact leads to going astray. Security of our faith lies in maintaining firm belief in it without any criticism. And whenever he thinks why and how it is possible, he should say    .

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