Azrael


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Azrael

(ăz`rāĕl) [Heb.,=help of god], in the Qur'an, angel of death, who severs the soul from the body. The name and the concept were borrowed from Judaism.
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Azrael

watches over the dying and takes the soul; will himself be the last to die. [Islamic Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 60]
See: Angel

Azrael

angel of death; separates the soul from the body. [Islamic Myth.: Walsh Classical, 41]
See: Death
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