The Sedrat is the lotus tree which stands on the right hand side of the invisible throne of Allah. Its branches extend wider than the distance Heaven and Earth. Its leaves resemble the ears of an elephant. Each seed of its fruit encloses an houri; and two rivers issue from its roots. Numberless birds sing among its branches, and numberless angels rest beneath its shade.
I mean no disrespect, but it sounds like a bad place for numberless angels to rest, in that numberless bird droppings would likely land on their numberless heads.
E. Cobham Brewer's 1898 The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable