Enmity towards Arch Angel

SHAFAQNA – Ibn Soria who was a prominent Jewish scholar came to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and said: I have a question and if you answer it correctly, I will believe in you. The Prophet (PBUH) kindly said to him: Ask. Ibn Soria asked: What is the name of the angel who brings revelations to you? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Jabrail. Ibn Soria said: Jabrail is our enemy! Jabrail brings difficult decrees about Jihad but Mikael always brings easy decrees! If your angel of revelation was Mikael, we would have believed in you! Then Ibn Soria and his people left.

At this time Ayahs 97 and 98 of Surah Al-Baqarah were sent down: They say, because the angel who brings revelations to you is Jabrail and we are Jabrail’s enemy, we would not believe in you. Say: Jabrail’s enemy (is in fact God’s enemy) because Jabrail brought the Quran to your heart on the order of God. Who is an enemy of God and and angels Jabrail and Mikael? God is the enemy of unbelievers [1].

[1] Tafseer Nemoneh, Vol.1, page 361.

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