Borak (or Al Borak)
The animal brought by the angel Gabriel to convey the
prophet Mahommad to the seventh heaven. The name means
‘‘the lightning’’ and Al Borak had the face of a man but the
cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but as bright as
stars; it had eagle’s wings that glistened with radiant light; and
it spoke with a human voice. It traveled at each step as far as
the keenest sight could see, and it was one of the only ten animals
(not of the race of men) received into paradise.