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Name of the Angel who will blow the trumpet/horn

Question

What is the name (with transliteration please) of the Angel who will blow the horn?

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states: “It is famous that Israfil (اسرافيل) is the name of the Angel who will blow the horn, in fact, Halimi has claimed that the Scholars are unanimous on this”

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) then cites a few narrations (with varied levels of authenticity) which clearly mention his name.

(Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 6517, vol. 11 pg. 368-369)

 

Note: The name Israfil also appears in Sahih Muslim. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) supplicated to Allah, “O Allah, Rabb of Jabrail, Mikail, Israfil…”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 770)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar