Michael

Posted on 06/02/2012 by marina

MICHAEL In Muslim works generally, the Archangel Michael is called Mika’il ميكاىيلbut in the Qur’an, in which his name once occurs, he in called Mikal ميكال. Al- Bazaiwi says that a Jew named ‘Abdu’llah ibn Suriyi’, objected to Muhammad’s assertion that the Archangel Gabriel revealed the Qur’an to him, because he was an avenging angel and said that if it had been sent by Michael, their own guardian angel (Daniel xli. 1), they might have believed. This assertion called forth the following verses from Muhammad in Surah ii. 92:—
“Whoso is the enemy of Gabriel—For he it is who by God’s leave hath caused the Qur’an to descend on thy heart, the confirmation of previous revelations, and guidance, and good tidings to the faithful-.—Whoso is an enemy to God or his angels, or to Gabriel, or to Michael, shall have God us his enemy: for verily God is an enemy to the infidels. Moreover, clear signs have we sent down to thee and none will disbelieve them but the perverse.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam