Hadith on Angels: We do not worship You as you deserve to be worshiped

Adi ibn Artah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has angels whose limbs shudder from fear of him. No angel among them sheds a tear from his eye but that it falls upon another angel glorifying Allah. There are angels in prostration since Allah created the heavens and the earth. They have not raised their heads, nor will they raise them until the Day of Resurrection. There are those bowing who have not raised their heads, nor will they raise them until the Day of Resurrection. There are those praying in rows who have not dispersed their rows, nor will they disperse them until the Day of Resurrection. Thus, on the Day of Resurrection, their Almighty Lord will appear before them, they will look upon him and they will say: Glory be to you! We have not worshiped you as you deserve to be worshiped!

Source: Tārīkh Baghdād 6704

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir

عن عدي بن أرطاة عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلائِكَةً تَرْعَدُ فَرَائِصُهُمْ مِنْ مَخَافَتِهِ مَا مِنْهُمْ مَلَكٌ تَقْطُرُ دَمَعَةٌ مِنْ عَيْنِهِ إِلا وَقَعَتْ مَلَكًا يُسَبِّحُ قَالَ وَمَلائِكَةً سُجُودًا مُنْذُ خَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ لَمْ يَرْفَعُوا رُءُوسَهُمْ وَلا يَرْفَعُونَهَا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَرُكُوعًا لَمْ يَرْفَعُوا رُءُوسَهُمْ وَلا يَرْفَعُونَهَا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَصُفُوفًا لَمْ يَنْصَرِفُوا عَنْ مَصَافِّهِمْ وَلا يَنْصَرِفُونَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ فَإِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ تَجَلَّى لَهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ تَعَالَى فَنَظَرُوا إِلَيْهِ قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ مَا عَبَدْنَاكَ حَقَّ عِبَادَتِكَ

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