Allah did not Give us the Choice to be Angels
Fatwa No: 375076


Asalam u alikum, Is it true that Allah give us a choice to be an angel or to be a human before putting us on this earth. And secondly, were this question/choice only given to Adam(AS) or to each individual i.e. was I asked whether I will be an angel or human.Jazakullah Khair


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What you mentioned is not true. Rather, when Allah created Adam, He created him to grant him and his offspring succession on the earth, and did not give him the choice to be an angel or a human being.

Rather, Allah created him with His Own Hand and breathed into him from His created Soul, and then He proportioned him as a human being from the beginning as proven by the context of the story of Adam in many verses of the Quran.

It is enough as evidence that Allah told the angels before the creation of Adam that he will create him to make him a successor on the earth as Allah Says (what means): {And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.".} [Quran 2:30]

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 351067.

Allah knows best.

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