About Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ
- Who is Jibreel Alaihis Salam?
- Why is Angel Jibreel Alaihis Salam important?
- Who is the greatest Angel in Islam?
- Who is the most powerful angel?
Jibreel is the first living, breathing,creature of Allah. He is the first creature that’s ever been given a soul, without any parents.
How is he brought into existence?
You know when babies are born, they make all these noises and they figure things out, what about the malaika?
what about Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ?
When he was brought into existence, what did he say? right!
saeed ibn musayyib رضي الله عنه Narrates, as the angels are brought into existence, they say لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِالله (la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah) there is no power or might except that of God, we have none. So as Jibreel was brought into existence, this first soul,
He said لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِالله, The prophet (ﷺ), He says, i have been given permission to tell you about just one of those angels, one of the angels who bears the throne of
Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, he said, the distance between his ear lobe and his shoulder is a journey of 700 years, and the narration of the Ibn Khuzaimah, The prophet (ﷺ) said, A Bird could fly that journey in 700 years.
So how do we even determine who’s the bigger angel and who’s a smaller angel, and what does this have to do with Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ? Al Imam Assuyuuti رَحِمَهُ ٱللّٰهُ says,
the greater the task the angel has been given, the greater the size of the angel.
So that tells you right away that Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is even bigger than that. He’s the biggest of the Angels and the greatest in size. Because he has the greatest of tasks.
The people of lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, that entire city was destroyed by the tip of one of Jibreel’s wings. They were lifted up and they were destroyed by the tip of one of his wings, so it shows you the strength Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ,
The prophet (ﷺ) said that, Jibreel عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ resides directly under the throne of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
What does he look like when he is in his full form?
The prophet (ﷺ) says,
رايت جبريل jibreel, i saw jibreel, وله ستما ﺋﺔ الاجنه, and he had 600 wings not two or three or four 600 wings.
Not only that, The prophet (ﷺ) said, he filled up the entire horizon and he was sitting on a throne that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala provided for him. And The prophet (ﷺ) said not only are those 600 wings spread out,
ينتشر من يشه ريشه لتهإ ويل من الدر والياقوت
There are constant rubies and pearls falling from his wings.
in a narration Ahmed,