Other Religions Angels and Miracles Archangel Ridwan The Muslim Angel of Paradise Share Flipboard Email Print Leemage / Getty Images Angels and Miracles Religious Texts An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Prayer and Meditation Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., Comparative Religion, George Mason University Whitney Hopler has written on faith topics since 1994. She is communications director for the Center for Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated September 07, 2018 Ridwan means "pleased." Other spellings include Ridvan, Rizwan, Rizvan, Riduan, and Redouane. The angel Ridwan is known as the angel of paradise in Islam. Muslims recognize Ridwan as an archangel. Ridwan is in charge of maintaining Jannah (paradise or heaven). People sometimes ask for Ridwan's help to be faithful to Allah (God) and his teachings, in the hope that they will earn a place in paradise. Symbols In art, Ridwan has often depicted either standing in heavenly clouds or in a gorgeous garden, both of which represent paradise that he guards. His energy color is green. Ridwan in Religious Texts The Hadith, a collection of Muslim commentaries on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, mentions Ridwan as the angel who guards paradise. Islam's main holy book, the Qur'an, describes in chapter 13 (a-Ra'd) verses 23 and 24 how the angels that Ridwan leads in paradise will welcome believers as they arrive: "Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation): 'Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!'"