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Azrael

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

Azrael in Jewish and Muslim mythology, the angel who severs the soul from the body.

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