Archangel Gabriel

Information Pictures and Links regarding Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is refered to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

The frequent references to Gabrial in literature and Art mean more than any other Gabriel defines most people's idea of what an angel is. In particular the potent image of Angel Gabriel announcing the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary has inspired generations of artists in the process creating one of the most iconic images of Western culture.

This blog collects together a collection of links and information about the references to Archagel Gabriel through the centuries.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Here is another interesting reference to the holy month of Ramadan and the Angel Gabriel:

"The Qur'an mentions that this was the month in which the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad -- peace be upon him. He was, in fact, fasting at the time and engaged in prayer in a cave, where he liked to meditate, when the revelation came to him. This presence, this spirit of revelation, is generally understood by Muslims to be the Angel Gabriel. People engage in reading the Qur'an during this month, and the Qur'an has been divided into 30 sections for convenience, so you do one section each of the 30 days."