Were Harut and Marut Angels?
There is a difference of opinion among the Mufassirun regarding this.
Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) says, ‘Many of the pious predecessors were of the view that they were Angels.’
(Refer: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, and Ma’ariful Quran, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 102. Also see: Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 5763, vol. 10 pg. 225)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar