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That's really cool. Guess I'll have to ask a Muslim if they know what it means. Or said angel. Have to wait for the end of the 70th week for that, though.
-- Atarah Derek  9/10/2007
"Israfel" was a poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
-- Dray  3/28/2008
"Israfil" is also sometimes attributed as another name for the Archangel "Raphael", who's name means "God has healed".
-- BovineHero  5/27/2009
"Israfel" is the name of the Seventh Angel in the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.
-- Solaitaire  10/5/2011
According to The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names by Maneka Gandhi and Ozair Husain, Israfil means "one who burns for God". Apparently the name derives from the Semitic root S-R-P, meaning "to burn", from which we also get the word "seraph".
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2012
It's like a blend of "Israel" and "Filisteen". Interesting...
-- Tiger Lilly  6/23/2013
This name is the arab counterpart of Raphael, and I think it should be linked to that name family
-- israfel  9/3/2015

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