The source of creation of all angels and life forms in the dimensions beneath us and up to us is derived from here.
Here, we are present as knowledge; our design and program is determined at this level. Everything from pre-eternity to post-eternity is present as knowledge here.
As for Gabriel…
Since Allah isn’t a god in space who sends orders and commands, everything in the universe is formed through causality.
If we perceive the cause, rather than the ‘causer of the cause,’ we will inevitably accredit the seeming cause and claim, “it was because of this thing, or that person” rather than saying, “It was Allah who gave and Allah who took”…
“Allah is free (ghani) from the worlds.” That is, Allah is free from ‘doing’ and ‘causing’, all such expressions are metaphoric! Yet, on the other hand, no matter which name is used, the one is who is named is always one of His Name compositions. Thus, every action resulting from every unit of existence is tied to him via a rope of wisdom, as there is nothing else in existence other than Him!
In this light, the essence of the angel Gabriel is no other than the One, his meaning is a Name composition and his structure is ‘nur’ or energy!
Because he’s a conscious energy being, he can choose to appear in any form he desires depending on the meaning he wants to transmit to the person via radial impulses.
All but one form of Gabriel’s appearances are those that he wants perceived. In terms of his origin, he’s an abstract being free of a form.
As such, the angel Michael, responsible for the distribution of sustenance, and Azrael, responsible for death and transformation, and Ishmael, whose task is in regards to the angels who are formed by the deeds of the people, are all comprised of ‘nur’, they are power + consciousness beings. They all fulfill their duties via reading the lawh al-mahfuz.
Gabriel, whose job is to direct those who are chosen as Nabi, has read the lawh al-mahfuz once and then notified Muhammad (saw) gradually.
How did notification begin and why?
Notification commenced with the first verses of the chapter Alaq and the experience of squeezing... But why was this necessary? Why did Gabriel squeeze Muhammad (saw)?