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Seeking assistance from the angels

Q: Can one seek the help of angels thinking that if they are nearby they can help?


A: One should turn to Allah Ta’ala for help. Without the will of Allah Ta’ala, nothing can be of benefit or avail one. Even the angels cannot carry out any action or benefit any person without the will and command of Allah Ta’ala. Hence the sensible thing for one to do is to turn to Allah Ta’ala and seek his divine assistance.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يـٰأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنُوا استَعينوا بِالصَّبرِ وَالصَّلوٰةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الصّـٰبِرينَ ﴿البقرة: ١٥٣﴾

 لا يَسبِقونَهُ بِالقَولِ وَهُم بِأَمرِهِ يَعمَلونَ ﴿٢٧﴾يَعلَمُ ما بَينَ أَيديهِم وَما خَلفَهُم وَلا يَشفَعونَ إِلّا لِمَنِ ارتَضى وَهُم مِن خَشيَتِهِ مُشفِقونَ ﴿الأنبياء:٢٨﴾

يـأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا قوا أَنفُسَكُم وَأَهليكُم نارًا وَقودُهَا النّاسُ وَالحِجارَةُ عَلَيها مَلـئِكَةٌ غِلاظٌ شِدادٌ لا يَعصونَ اللَّـهَ ما أَمَرَهُم وَيَفعَلونَ ما يُؤمَرونَ ﴿التحريم:٦﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.