9 facts about Hazrat Jibrail from Quran and Hadith

Hazrat Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is the Angel of Allah who had the duty to bring down revelations to prophets. There are certain facts related to him about which we are not familiar with.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail has 600 wings

One of the hadiths relates that the angel was blessed with as many as 600 wings. Sahih al-Bukhari 3232

  1. He looked like a Sahabi Rasool Dehya ibn Kalbi 

People often wonder how does Jibrail looks like? Hazrat Jibrail resembled Dehya ibn Kalbi رضي الله عنه. 

Narrated Abu `Uthman: I was informed that Jibrail came to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ while Um Salama رضي الله عنها was with him. Jibrail started talking (to the Prophet). Then Prophet Muhammad ﷺ asked Um Salama رضي الله عنها, “Who is this?” She replied, “He is Dihya (al-Kalbi).”

When Jibrail had left, Um Salama رضي الله عنها said, “By Allah, I did not take him for anybody other than him (i.e. Dihya) till I heard the sermon of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ wherein he informed about the news of Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.” – . Sahih al-Bukhari 4980

  1. Hazrat Jibrail and Prophet Ibrahim

When Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was thrown into the fire as a punishment for preaching Islam, the angel appeared and asked if the Prophet required help. The Prophet of Allah simply said that Allah is sufficient for him.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail and Prophet Ismail

When the wife of Hazrat Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, Hajrah عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was left in the desert with their son Prophet Ismail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ, Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ came to help. Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ helped the child to tap his heels hard so that the water of Zamzam spurred.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail and Hazrat Maryam

The Angel also came to Hazrat Maryam and gave her the great news of Prophet Isa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.  Maryam went towards east contemplate to live in seclusion. Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ came there and gave her the news that she would be blessed with a boy.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail and Prophet Isa

Maryam’s son, Prophet Isa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was being hunched down by the people. The people wanted to kill him, so the Hazrat Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was assigned the duty to take him to Allah. A non-believer named Judas was then given looks of Isa and people killed him instead.

  1. Hazrat Jibril and Prophet Muhammad

When Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ came down with the first revelation towards Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, he was sitting inside the cave of Hira. The Angel came in a human form, squeezed the Prophet firmly, and asked him to read.

Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was also the guide of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He would come down to teach Prophet Muhammad ﷺ the right way. The way he taught Prophet Muhammad ﷺ the Quran, he taught the Sunnah in a similar way.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail and Hazrat Ayesha

The modest angel Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ would not come towards Prophet Muhammad ﷺ when he used to rest in the lap of his wife Khadija رضي الله عنها. He would also not enter the room of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ when Aisha رضي الله عنها was not fully covered.

  1. Hazrat Jibrail appeared in front of Sahabas

It has been reported by Umar bin Khattab رضي الله عنه that one day a man came out from nowhere and sat next to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The man was dressed up in extremely white clothes and had extreme black hair. He asked the following two questions;

What is Islam? 

He then put his knees against the knees of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and placed his hand on his thighs and then asked the Prophet about Islam.

  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ replied that Islam is a religion which testifies that none is to be worshiped except Allah Almighty: He alone is the One who shall be worshiped and Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is the messenger of Allah, to establish and offer the prayers, to pay off the zakat, to keep fasts in the oh of Ramadan and to perform Hajj if one can.
  • The man then astonished everyone by saying that Muhammad, you have spoken the truth.

What is Iman?

He then inquired from the Prophet that what Iman is.

  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ replied that Iman is to have a belief in Allah, His books, His messengers, His Angels, to believe that the Day of Judgment will come and to believe in the good and evil divine decree.
  • He then exclaimed that Muhammad you have spoken the truth.

What are the signs of the final hour?

  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ replied that neither the one who is asking knows more than the one who is being asked. So the man asked about the signs.
  • Prophet Muhammad ﷺ disclosed that a female slave shall be giving birth to her master; poor shepherds who would be without shoes, poorly dressed in insufficient clothes shall be constructing great buildings.

He then left saying that he had stayed for quite a time.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ asked Omer that does he know that who the man was. Omer replied that the messenger of Allah knows the best. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ then revealed that it was Hazrat Jibrail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ who had came to teach them about the religion Islam. – Sahih al-Bukhari 50

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