The Invisible Creatures of God

People were created by one Creator. As discussed in chapter one, He is the same Creator who created the universe and all beings. Some of His creatures are visible to us and some are not. Both the Bible and Quran confirm this fact.



God created angels from light

Angels are invisible creatures or celestial beings that do God's will and carry out God's tasks such as managing certain functions in the universe.

Angels are God's soldiers. They worship Him and they are dedicated for Him (see Psalm 103:20, Matthew 26:53).

Angels are mentioned in the Bible from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation.

Psalm 91:11, Matthew 18:10 and Acts 12:15 indicate humans have guardian angels. Matthew 13:49 indicates that angels will separate the wicked from the just on the Last Day.

In the Torah, the term "malak Elohim" refers to angels and supernatural messengers of God. It is interesting to know that the word "malak" in Arabic means "angel". The Archangel is called Gabriel or the Holy Spirit. He is in charge of conveying God's Message to His messengers. He also appeared to Mary for the Annunciation that she would be the Mother of Jesus.

Muslims believe that Archangel Gabriel revealed the final message of God (the Quran) to Muhammad over a period of 23 years. Gabriel appeared to him in his actual shape and in the shape of a man.

Other angels recognized in Islam are Azrael, the angel of death, Michael, the angel in charge of nature, and Israfel, the angel who will blow the trumpet to announce the Day of Resurrection.


God created genies from a smokeless flame of fire:

Genies or Jinns are mentioned in the Quran. They are invisible creatures of God.

However, they can make themselves visible to human beings. Unlike angels, they can be good or bad, believers or unbelievers in God.

Those who are evil are called devils. Satan is from the jinns and his followers and soldiers are devils.
N.B: If you do not believe in Angles and genies, see next page for other invisible creatures of God.


Other invisible creatures of God:

Whether or not you believe in angels or genies, God created many things that we cannot see with our naked eyes. Human beings cannot see electromagnetic waves, wireless communication waves, radio waves, electric currents and many more things.

For example, the magnetic field lines that vary in magnitude and direction can be visible when iron filings are used around a magnet.

Human eyes can only detect light at wavelengths in the visual spectrum. Other wavelengths, such as infrared and ultraviolet can only be visible when special tools are used.