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MALIKA (MALAIKA) The malik (angel, especially the angel of death) came and seized the form of the body, looted it and while going, extinguished the two lamps of the eyes. (Shalok Farid, p. 1380) When the angel of death (malik-ul-maut) will come after breaking all the doors, those beloved brothers will bind him down for burial. See the person going on the shoulders of four people..... (Shalok Farid, p. 1383) The malik (angel) about whom we had been listening, comes and shows himself...... (Shalok Farid, p. 1377) Malik is a Persian word meaning angel.Its plural is malaik. One of the basic beliefs of Muslims is about angels. The prominent of them are Gabriel, Michael, Azrael and Israfil. Azrael is the angel of death.

References :

1. Kohli,Surindar Singh ed,Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib 1993

 

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