I was wondering if the angels are made of light, could we see them if we traveled at the speed of light?

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    – Muhammad
    Mar 9, 2016 at 23:54
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    If you jump into a fire and start burning, are you going to see the devils?
    – Atata
    Mar 10, 2016 at 0:25
  • Hello Atata there is no connection with what your saying and the laws of physics but may Alla reword you for trying to help me
    – Muhammad
    Mar 10, 2016 at 1:29
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    Angels are not made of physical light! The concept of light should be understood as a metaphor for knowledge, perfection and transcendence.
    – infatuated
    Mar 10, 2016 at 14:28
  • Can you give me evadence on your clams that angels are not made out of physical light please, thank you infatuated
    – Muhammad
    Mar 11, 2016 at 0:07

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All religions including Islam agree that angels in essence are not corporeal beings otherwise not only the Prophets but anyone nearby could normally see them when they appeared to the Prophets to communicate Divine messages or when they descend upon believers to support them without appearing to them in a visible physical form (as they did to believers in the Battle of Badr, as well as to the disciples of Jesus). Nonetheless religious scriptures do not rule out that angels can appear in a visible corporeal form either to Prophets or commons (as in the case of those who appeared to Abraham and people of Lut), but this is evident by both scriptures and our own understanding that angels are normally incorporeal and invisible to us except, as scriptures show, when they are ordered to appear in a physical form to Prophets or ordinary people to fulfill special Divine decrees.

Obviously or not, the reason for Angels' ability to be both visible and invisible, and their ability to assume and take off physical forms is that in their capacity as executors of Divine orders in the natural world, they occupy an intermediary plane between the Divine realm and the natural realm hence assuming some of the characteristics of both.

So considering the incorporeal nature of angels, "light" that is said to constitute their existence can not be a physical being. But even assuming that light that make's up angels is physical light, there is no reason for the connection perceived between the ability to travel at the speed of a being's "building blocks" and the ability to see that being!


What is the relation between to be created from something and the speed of it ?!! if you traveled by the speed of sound you will not see the sound of music ... wait a second , oh yes you will see it :D . ok go for the speed of light and tell us what you will see .

  • hello Atata, what you said is an unfair comparison if you studied physics befor you would know that if you traveled at the speed of light it would not move ahead of you for example if me and you are running at the same speed I would be able to see you better than when you running off.
    – Muhammad
    Mar 10, 2016 at 1:28
  • We can see sound waves because we traveled at the speed of sound youtu.be/gWGLAAYdbbc this may educate you on some physics brother
    – Muhammad
    Mar 10, 2016 at 1:33
  • A friendly word of advice Ahmed I apreshate what you replied but pleas do your reasherch and may Alla reword for trying to help me my brother
    – Muhammad
    Mar 10, 2016 at 1:35
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