Archangel in Hebrew means ‘Angel of God. He is also known as the Angel Of Grief. Archangel Azrael, of all the Archangels, is the least well-known and most misunderstood.
Many people fear Archangel Azrael, also known as the “Angel of Death” because they believe he brings about death. This is false. Archangel Azrael instead helps to grieve people to pull their lives together.
He assists those in mourning and those transitioning to the spirit realm. Archangel Azrael has the responsibility to assist the souls who have left this world to move on to the next phase of their lives in the afterlife. He assists the dying and comforts them throughout seven heavenly halls. These seven planetary spheres allow the dead to reflect on their lives. This process allows the soul to examine their lives and heal their wounds before moving on to the next chapter.
Archangel Azrael also keeps track of all souls that have left and monitors their reincarnation. Archangel Azrael is present to assist both the dying and those who are connected to them. He helps them to find comfort and peace during this process.
Azrael worked in the past with souls who were able to move from the physical world to the spiritual dimension. However, now he is stepping in to offer universal healing energy, comfort, and love to those left behind, especially to those grieving the loss. This angel is a beacon of wisdom and empathy that helps people deal with the loss of a loved one. He helps to ease the pain of those who are grieving and shares his wisdom to help them accept their new reality with gentleness and love.
Azrael In Islam
Azrael, in Islam, is an angel of death that separates souls and bodies. He is also one of the archangels (with Jibril and Mikal) and is sometimes called Azrael. Azrael, with his 4,000 wings, and a body made by as many eyes and tongues as there are human beings, stands in the fourth or seventh heaven. The other is on the razor-sharp span that separates hell and paradise.
Azrael was the only angel who could bravely face Iblis, devilish hordes, to bring God the necessary materials to create man before the creation of the world. He was designated the angel of death for his service and received a list of all humanity. Azrael is able to recognize the names of the blessed (circled with light) and the condemned (circled with darkness), but he doesn’t know when someone will die until the tree under God’s throne drops the leaf bearing his name. After 40 days, he must separate the soul and body.
There are many ways a man can prevent death. Reciting a dhikr (ritual prayers) prevents the angel from entering his throat and taking his spirit. The angel can’t take his hand when he distributes sadaqah (alms). After all the protests, however, the angel returns with an Apple from Paradise inscribed with the basmalah (“In the name of God the merciful, compassionate”) or writing God’s name in his hand. The spirit must then leave. The souls and bodies of believers are gently pulled out and taken to the seventh heaven. However, the souls and bodies of those who are not believers are thrown down to Earth and sent to heaven.
|Associated religions||Islam and Judaism, Sikhism|
|Attributes||Archangel; psychopomp; wings; cloak|
|Associations||Jibrail, Mīkhā’īl, and Isrāfīl (in Islam)|
|Appearance in text||Quran (Surah As-Sajdah) ,Bible (Apocalypse of Peter), Guru Granth Sahib|