Also known as Israfel, Asrafil
- Mythical Number: #1689
- Culture: Middle Eastern
- Attribute: Celestial
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Attribute: Flying
- Behaviour: Friendly
An Angel from Islamic tradition who will blow his trumpet on the Day of Judgement. He is thus known as the Angel of music. He looked after Mohammed for 3 years. He gazes into the Hell 3 times each day and 3 times each night. Out of compassion for those there he sheds many tears. These are taken away by Allah before the Angel floods the world. He has many heads and many tongue. He has the sweetest voice of all creation. He has four wings and is covered in hair.
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Did you find Israfil interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a beautiful, lovely illustration of the Friendly Israfil and send it to this website. Creatures of the Arabic world have given rise to some amazing fantasy stories that have been brought to life in the modern world. One of the best renditions of Middle Eastern folklore is Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) featuring Genies, Sorcerers and monsters. The Adventures of Sinbad (1996 - 1998) takes you through one of the greatest Arabic legendary tales filled with monsters. Arabian Nights (2000) is a fantasy adventure with magic and monsters from the famous literature 1001 Arabian Nights. Relive similar myths yourself in the popular Prince of Persia computer games.
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