Hadith on Decree: Angels obey Allah’s word in heavens

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah decrees a matter in heaven, the angels beat their wings in submissive obedience to His word, as if it were a chain dragging over rock, and ‘when fright is removed from their hearts, they say: What has your Lord said? They say: It is the truth, for He is the Exalted, the Greatest.” (34:23)

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7481

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ الأَمْرَ فِي السَّمَاءِ ضَرَبَتِ المَلاَئِكَةُ بِأَجْنِحَتِهَا خُضْعَانًا لِقَوْلِهِ كَأَنَّهُ سِلْسِلَةٌ عَلَى صَفْوَانٍ فَإِذَا فُزِّعَ عَنْ قُلُوبِهِمْ قَالُوا مَاذَا قَالَ رَبُّكُمْ قَالُوا الحَقَّ وَهُوَ العَلِيُّ الكَبِيرُ

7481 صحيح البخاري كتاب التوحيد باب قول الله تعالى ولا تنفع الشفاعة عنده إلا لمن أذن له