Harut and Marut

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Were Harut and Marut Angels?



There is a difference of opinion among the Mufassirun regarding this.

Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) says, ‘Many of the pious predecessors were of the view that they were Angels.’

(Refer: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, and Ma’ariful Quran, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 102. Also see: Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 5763, vol. 10 pg. 225)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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