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The Archangel Meekaa'eel

I read this interesting narration about this honorable angel, Meekaa'eel ('alayhys salaam), a few months ago. I am still amazed by it:*

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لجبريل عليه السلام: ما لي لم أر ميكائيل ضاحكا قط؟ قال: ما ضحك ميكائيل منذ خلقت النار

"The Messenger of Allaah (salla Allaahu 'alayhy wa sallam) asked Jibreel ('alayhys salaam): Why is it that I have never seen Meekaa'eel laugh?
(Jibreel ('alayhys salaam)) answered: Meekaa'eel has not laughed since the creation of hell."

Note: This is not an enoucragement for you to quit laughing. I just personally admire this attitude of this honorable angel.


* Musnad Ahmad (12864) and others. The Hadeeth is classed as Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee (as-Sailsilah as-Saheehah, 2511)
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