An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will.
Angels (as in the biblical sense) are literally "messengers" from God. The bible generally portrays them as "spirits" however, "spirit" in the bible has fairly broad range of meaning. An angel can in fact be a human being sent as a messenger of God for a specific purpose and situation. A human who has a recognized "ministry" or "office" of bringing messages from God, however are referred to as prophets. There are numerous functions of angels besides bringing "messages", but that is the meaning of the word angel.
In common folklore, angels are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women with a halo surrounding their head. In Islamic doctrine, they are real created beings who will eventually suffer death, but are generally hidden from our senses.
They are not divine or semi-divine, and they are not God?s associates running different districts of the universe. Also, they are not objects to be worshipped or prayed to, as they do not deliver our prayers to God. They all submit to God and carry out His commands.
In the Islamic worldview, there are no fallen angels: they are not divided into ?good? and ?evil? angels. Human beings do not become angels after death. Satan is not a fallen angel, but is one of the jinn, a creation of God parallel to human beings and angels.
gods first creation other than heaven .... some fell and are devils angel know they are helpers of their master...we only think of heavenly angels becouse they are the only ones that are worth anything to us ..... we were angels before we were born . devils angels were not born .but are mad that they were not . for they were not worthy.