In Islam the belief in angels belongs to the central principles of faith. Angels are very present in the life and thinking of Muslims and accompany them in this life and the life hereafter. According to Islamic tradition, angels have diverse functions, e.g. they are responsible for provision, rain, death and breathing soul into an embryo. The end of the world is heralded by an angel as well. Also, angels protested against the nomination of Adam as God’s governor on earth.
Furthermore, they accompanied the Virgin Mary in her solitude while she gave birth to Jesus and gave her comfort. During the lecture, the worlds of angels in Islam will be presented with illustrative examples.
Speaker: Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah (Center for Islamic Theology of Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)