Angels are mentioned many times in the Qur’an and hadith (prophetic sayings). Unlike humans, angels are described as not possessing free will but as being by nature assigned to specific duties. Two of the most prominent angels mentioned by name in the Qur’an are Gabriel (Jibril) and Michael (Mikhail). Gabriel is the angel of revelation and Michael is the angel of compassion.

What is even more amazing is the fact that humans have been created with a will so if they engage in good deeds and accustom themselves with goodness then they can become even better than the angels as the human choses to do good rather than having no free will to chose.