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.


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