The name of the Angel of Death

Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 109

Question: It has been mentioned that [the name of] the Angel of Death is ‘Izraa.eel. So is this correct or not?

Response: It is not correct to call him ‘Izraa.eel, rather, it is said: Angel of Death, just as Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall has said:

{Say: “The angel of death, who is set over you, will take your souls”}, soorah as-Sajdah, aayah 11

…and it has not been authentically reported from the Prophet ﷺ that his name is ‘Izraa.eel.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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