Djibril (also known as Jibril, Jabril, and Jabreel from various spellings) is the equivalent of the archangel Gabriel in Islam. His name has various meanings, including "the message-bringer", "the mightiest of all the angels", and "God is my strength". He is looked upon as a guardian angel by the Muslim community.

In Islamic teachings, Djibril is most recognized for dictating the sacred words of the Qur'an to Muhammad. He also led Muhammad, on a magic winged mule with the face of a woman, to the Dome of the Rock, where Muhammad climbed a golden ladder to the heavens. Djibril is said to have been sympathetic to Adam and Eve after they were cast from the Garden of Eden, and he taught them the arts and took them to Mecca.

Djibril is said to have at least six hundred huge green wings, and the sun is thought to be placed in the center of his forehead. He is said to bear the inscription "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Prophet of God" between his eyes.

Angels A to Z, James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, Visible Ink Press, (c)1996

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