Hamalah

Posted on 04/03/2012 by marina

HAMALAH العرش حبسلة
Lit. “Those who bear the throne.” Certain angels mentioned in the Qur’an, Surah xl. 7: “Those who bear the throne (i.e. the Hamaltu’l-Arsh) and those around it (i.e. the Karubin) celebrate the praise of their Lord, and believe in Him, and ask pardon for those who believe.”
Al-Baghawi, the commentator, says they are eight angels of the highest rank. They are so tall that their feet stand on the lowest strata of the earth and their beads reach the highest heavens, the universe does not reach up to their navels, and it is a journey of seven hundred years from their ears to their shoulders! (Al Baghawi, Bombay edition, vol. ii, p. 23.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam