Israfil the angel


Israfil (Arabic: إسرافيل‎, translit. Isrāfīl, lit. 'The Burning One'‎, alternate spellings: Israfel, Esrafil) is the angel of the trumpet in Islam though unnamed in the Qur'an and is the alternative name of the archangel Uriel for the Jewish people. Along with Mikhail, Jibrail and Azrael, he is one of the four Islamic archangels. Israfil will blow the trumpet from a holy rock in Jerusalem to announce the Day of Resurrection. The trumpet is constantly poised at his lips, ready to be blown when God so orders. In Judeo-Christian biblical literature, Raphael is the counterpart of Isrāfīl.

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