Who is Azrael and what does Azrael mean??

Azrael is known as the angle of death in Islam and Jewish. It is said that it is responsible for the after death world it is believe that Azreal takes the soul of the dead to the second world or the after world. Depending about the many religious believe it said that Azreal in Islam  that he is belongs to the four  archangels and reference in Quran  Malak al-Mawt.

It is said that at the birth and death of the person the angel (Azrael) present and records the deeds of the mortals and also is responsible for erasing the name of the person who died and take the soul to the world which is said to be second world. Dinar guru

Depending upon the believe of various religion in which it is refer to as the angle who lives on the Third Heaven. In Islam he is among the four archangels and in Quranic term know as Malak al-Mawt i.e. angel of death. In Rabbinic  literature it is malakh ha-maweth, in Hebrew, it refer to as Angle of God.

Azrael description found that says he has four faces with 4000 wings and 70,000 feet and tongues and eyes is as many as the number of men in the whole world.

Azrael in Judaism

The word it come from Hebrew origin and an evidence also found, it is used in Aramaic Incantation texts in 7th century in Mesopotamia., however there is only names listed it is not clearly state that it is associated with death.

The name Azrael become popular in Islam well as in Jewish. In Apocalypse of Peter in Ethiopic version as angel of hell. Angel of hell refer to as one who avenges the wrong doers during their life.

Azrael in Islam

In Islam Azrael is along with Jibrail,Mikhail, Israfil who are the four major archangels in Islam. It act upon the instruction from the God. It is said that 40 days before the death of the person, a leaf on which the name of the person is written fall from the tree and Azrael read it whose soul he has to take in heaven with him.

According to Quran Who is Azrael ?

In Quran 32:11 there is a discussion of Azrael as an angel of death. In jahannam (hell) when the disbeliver call for help and cry, an angel appear who is also said to be angel Azrael.  In Tafsir al-Baydawi it is mention that all the angels of death together subordinates to Azrael.

(Disputed section)

In Al-Olyama it is narrated that Death and Angel are the two separate entities. It is narrate that before the creation of man, God ordered Angels to bring the dust from the Earth out of which Adam has to be born, only Azrael be able to bring the dust and face the hordes of Iblis, the devil.And that is why he become the angel of Death.

Azrael did not know when to take the soul away from the body until the tree which is beneath the throne of the God shed a leave which bear the name of the person going to die after 40 days.

The Angel of Death

It is not clearly mentioned in the  Quran that the name of the Angel of Death is Azrael, Rather it was narrated from Jewish sources that the name is not important but the one who is appointed as the Angel of Death.

We cannot say that it is Azrael is the name of the Angel of Death or not, It is not mention anywhere it is just said that “ The angel of death, who is set over you, will take your souls. Then you shall be brought to your Lord back.” [32:11]. In this verse from Quran nowhere name is mention but it said angel of Death. And we cannot deny it also ,Allah knows the best.


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