In the hadith of Abu Hurraira, he reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said, (Verily, whenever Allah loves a servant of His, He calls Jibril and says, “O Jibril, verily I love so-and-so, so love him.” Thus, Jibril will love him. Then, he (Jibril) will call out to the dwellers of the heavens, “Verily, Allah loves so-and-so, so you too must love him.” Then the dwellers of the heavens love him and he will be given acceptance in the earth. Whenever Allah hates a servant of His, He calls Jibril and says, “O Jibril, verily I hate so-and-so, so hate him.” Thus, Jibril will hate him. Then, he (Jibril) will call out amongst the dwellers of the heavens, “Verily, Allah hates so-and-so, so you too must hate him.” Then the dwellers of the heavens hate him and hatred for him will be placed in the earth.) [Bukhaari].
There are angels all around us, doing Allah’s bidding. They are a part of an elite group of beings praise and worship Allah and are submission to Him, sub’haanahu wa ta’ala. These angels, are around us all the time, writing down our deeds, asking for forgiveness for some of us, and cursing others. Some people will be comforted by the angels upon their death, and others will be taunted and beaten. The angels are on the side of God. Whose side are you on? Click below to take a listen to the khutba; ‘Angels Amongst Us, by Imam Luqman Ahmad, recorded at Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center, Sacramento California. Wallahul Musta’aan.