Angels are energetic beings created from light attracted towards the light emitting from our ruh or ‘soul’. Imam Ghazzali explains in his Ihya: "Ruh has got 2 meanings. First meaning is material thing within the heart which vibrates the whole body like the current of electricity running through veins of the body called ‘life’. It has the power of touch, hearing, sight, smell and the power of the other limbs of the body. It is just like a radiation of light of a lighted lamp. The second meaning is the immaterial thing called latifa or subtle element which has got connection with the material soul.” Our material ruh is likely the source of recently discovered light emission from human body called biophotons. These light particles generated and pass through cellular communication within body and the neuron activity in the brain send signals resulting in movement of our muscles and body exactly as the 9th century Imam stated. He also states that at the subtle level this material soul is connected to the spiritual world through the medium of our hearts. This is why hearts find rest in Allah's remembrance: "truly it is in the zikr (remembrance) of God that hearts find peace." Allah's worship & obedience are angelic characteristics & key factors that attract angelic presence as well as our connection with spiritual world, hence the Prophet ﷺ said: "No people sit in a gathering remembering Allah, but angels surround them, mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them and Allah remembers them before those who are with Him." Quran also brings our attention to soul's evil impulses: "...very soul incites him to evil unless my Lord shows mercy." These also come from (jinn) devils hence Quran says: "If Satan should prompt you to do something, seek refuge with God."
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