Whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right shall have nothing to fear or regret.
-- The Qu'ran, Sura 5:69
Khalid, the Elohite Archangel of Faith, can be a perplexing being. A member of the most objective of Choirs, and supposedly an Archangel of Vengence chose to become the patron of David the Archangel of Stone above other faiths, and for centuries narrowed her focus beyond that to fundamentalist Heaven.To regain her balance again and embrace the larger meaning of her Word, but she remains a faithful Angel and champions that creed as strongly as Micheal David Gabriel and Uriel Heaven's champions.
Khalid understands well the Christian text about "Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed." That lies at the core of his Word: a faith in God that springs from the heart, without the need for physical evidence. His angels must inspire humanity through subtle miracles and are forbidden to give humans undeniable, concrete proof of Heaven or reveal their true nature to mortals -- even to Soldiers, who may have already guessed the truth. They are also forbidden to kill anyone who has unselfish faith in something beyond himself.
Khalid was created by Uriel, the Archangel of Purity, around 2000 BC and received his Word as the Angel of Faith while watching over humanity during the Exodus. In his early days, she helped David seal up his fallen brother Lucifer the Archangel of Light in a hidden tomb, within a day of his imprisonment he was crowned as Demon Prince of Cruelty.
Khalid became a passionate devotee of David in the 7th century AD and when Uriel was recalled to the Higher Heavens, she had hopes of becoming Heaven's commander but saw the position go to Sariel instead. A few years later, Khalid was invested as an Archangel, but rarely left heaven so her fall hurt her most as she was one of God's most trusted.
Relations with Other SuperiorsEdit
Once a bitter rival of Laurence, the events of The Final Trumpet have made Khalid a close partner of his former co-worker under Uriel. As a Muslim, he of course considers Gabriel the voice of prophecy and Michael as God's strong arm. He has an old friendship with David and Yves, but is wary of Dominic, whom he sees as having too many doubts -- and who once persecuted Gabriel for bringing the Qu'ran to Muhammad.