The pagan Arabs of Mecca believed that the angels were the daughters of God; and this met with a qur'anic response.
One of their fabrications is that they say, ''God has begotten'' - how they lie! (37:151-2)
The angels exist, and are creatures, not disobeying God's commands (66:6). Some of them convey God's messages to the Prophets (32:51); they encourage and pray for the believers (40:7-9);some record human actions (50:17-18), while others take human souls at death (32:11). Angels praise God (2:30), and carry His throne:
Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those who surround it celebrate the praise of their Lord and believe in Him. They beg forgiveness for the believers: ''Our Lord, You embrace all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who turn to you and follow Your path. Save them from the pains of Hell and admit them, Lord, to the everlasting Garden You have promised to them, and to their righteous forebears, spouses and offspring. You alone are the Almighty, the All-Wise. Protect them from evil deeds: those You protect from evil deeds on that Day will receive Your mercy - that is the supreme triumph.'' (40:7-9)
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