Angel or human, which one is superior?


SHAFAQNA – Abdellah ibn Senan narrated: Imam Sadeq (AS) was asked, angels are superior or humans? Imam Sadeq (AS) replied: Imam Ali (AS) said: Allah (SWT) created angels from absolute intellect/wisdom without desires, created animals with only instinct and desires, and created human being between the two (a mixture of the two). The person whose wisdom and thought dominate his/her desires, is superior to angels and if in a person desires dominate his/her wisdom, is lower than animals [1].

[1] Wasael, Vol. 15, Page 209.


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