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Azrael (عزرائيل)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Azrael (عزرائيل) is the name of the angel of death, according to general Islamic belief, although the name Azrael is not mentioned explicitly in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Angel (الملائكة)
Azrael (عزرائيل)
Quranic Concept

Azrael is referred to in verse (32:11) of chapter (32) sūrat l-sajdah (The Prostration):

Sahih International: Say, "The angel of death will take you who has been entrusted with you. Then to your Lord you will be returned."

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:


Concept map for Azrael. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept azrael:

(instance azrael angel)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Azrael - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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