How do Angels Worship Without Pause?
  • Question:

    I struggle to understand how the angels always worship Allah, at every moment of their lives. Is there any explanation that would help me understand?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question. Your concern to understand the religion is admirable. May Allah bless us all with the correct understanding of our deen. Ameen.

    Almighty Allah has stated in the Holy Quran:

    "To Him belong all those in the heavens and the earth. And those who are near to Him are not arrogant against His worship, nor are they sluggish. They proclaim His purity night and day, never slackening" (Holy Quran 21:19/20)

    Imam Al Saabuni in his tafseer has quoted the following under the above stated verse:

    "The companion, Ka'ab (r) was asked about how the angels are able to proclaim Allah's purity, night and day constantly, never slackening. Are there not some things that occupy them other than worship? Is there not any need for the angels? Ka'ab (r) told the one questioning, 'Almighty Allah has made proclaiming Allah's purity (tasbeeh) for them as he has made breathing for you humans. Do you not eat and drink, stand and sit, come and go, all while breathing? In the very same manner Allah has made tasbeeh for them". (Safwat Al Tafseer)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah institute
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