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.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Intercession of the Blessed Messenger

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The Intercession of the Blessed Messenger

When the sinful believers have suffered their punishment in the Fire of Hell, the Almighty Lord will say to Gabriel: “O Gabriel, what are the disobedient members of the Community of Muhammad doing in Hell To this, Gabriel will reply: “O Lord, You are All-Knowing. You know better than I the condition they are in. The All-Glorious One will say: “O Gabriel, go and inspect their condition. The venerable Gabriel will go and find Malik, the governor of Hell, sitting on a cushion in the middle of the Fire. Malik will stand up out of respect for the blessed Gabriel, to whom he will say: “O Gabriel, why have you come here To this question, Gabriel will reply: “O Malik, I have been sent here to see what the rebellious members of the Community of Muhammad are doing. Then Malik will say: “Do not ask about the condition of these people. They are in a very bad state, their places are very narrow. The fire has burned and obliterated their bodies. Only their faces and their hearts can be saved because of their faith. Gabriel will say: “O Malik, raise the curtain that covers them and let me look at them myself. I have been instructed to do so.

Allah, save us from the Fire, and admit us to Paradise with the righteous…

-Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi, Irshad (Wisdom of a Sufi Master)