Borak (or Al Borak)

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Borak (or Al Borak)

The animal brought by the angel Gabriel to convey the prophet Mahommad to the seventh heaven. The name means "the lightning" and Al Borak had the face of a man but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but as bright as stars; it had eagle's wings that glistened with radiant light; and it spoke with a human voice. It traveled at each step as far as the keenest sight could see, and it was one of the only ten animals (not of the race of men) received into paradise.