WHY MUSA (AS) PUNCHED THE ANGEL OF DEATH!
You know it’s in our nature to see angels as beautiful and to see Shayatheen, to see Devils as ugly and in fact, we often associate that with people around us, so we’ll say that, she looks like a little angel or that he looks like a devil, and this is something that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala even alludes to in the Quran, that the women in the time of Yusuf alaihis salam.
When they saw yusuf alaihis salam, they said that this is ملك كريم , this is just a beautiful angel.
and the prophet muhammad sallallahu alaihis salam as well, when he saw a man whose hair and beard were all unkempt and he came to the masjid that way, The prophet muhammad sallallahu alaihis salam told him, he should comb his hair instead of coming to the masjid looking like a Shaitaan.
so it’s only natural that we associate these things, this is just in our nature that angels are beautiful and that Devils are ugly. however, we find instances in the Quran and the Sunnah.
where Allah Subhana wa`tala describes angels with a very very severe, harsh appearance. now, we have to love them all.
Allah Subhanahu watala tells us in the quran,
مَن كَانَ عَدُوًّا لِّلّهِ وَمَلآئِكَتِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَجِبْرِيلَ وَمِيكَالَ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ عَدُوٌّ لِّلْكَافِرِينَ
Whoever is an enemy of Allah, His angels, His messengers, Gabriel, and Michael, then ˹let them know that˺ Allah is certainly the enemy of the disbelievers.
Surah Al-Baqara – Verse:98