How Angels Look Like
“In the name of God, the beneficent, the merciful”
“How Angels Look Like”
Angels, in their essence and truth, have a truth which is free from of matter, and they are rational beings. Meaning they do not have shapes, figures and matter’s properties.
But, when they descend and manifested, they take on a resemble form and can be seen in various forms. For example, Angel Gabriel (A) appeared with different forms for prophet Muhammad (S) and also appeared as a human for Lady Mary (A) “We sent to her Our Spirit (Gabriel) in the resemblance of a perfect human” (Maryam-17).
A distinction must be made between the rational existence (Real truth) of Angels and the resemblance or manifested forms of angels. These are two are different things.
Angels’ truth, itself is a simple being, which is free from matter with no specific shape. But in the time and space domain, they descent and seen in different forms for each human being.
It is important to note that descended angels are seen in Methal world of a human being and others might not be able to see angels. Methal world is intermediate world between Material and Rational world. In The Methal world objects have shapes but they are free from matter. An example of Methal world is like what we see in our dreams, in which objects have shapes but they are free from matter.
We have some traditions that says: A surah of the Quran is resemble as a beautiful human being to man, this is Methal or Resemble shape of that surah that we see in our Methal world or Barzakh world.
similarly for other truths, each has a Methal form in Methal world. Even, for example, the month of Ramadan appears in a certain way for human beings.
All praise is to God to the extent that He deserves it.