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Angels are mentioned in the Qur'an both as individuals and as a group and appear to have been known to Muhammad's listeners. They are described in the Qur'an (35.1) as having two, three, or four wings, as having hands (6.93), and not eating (25.7). They are sent as messengers from God, and may intercede with God, but only with his permission (53.25). Besides acting as messengers, individual angels have specific functions. Gabriel (Jibril) is the bringer of divine revelation to Muhammad, while de ...more

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