Al-borak

Al-Borak

(lightning) is the name of the white horse on which Mohammed pretended to have ridden in his celebrated journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. The prophet claims to have made this journey in the twelfth year of his mission, and to have been carried from Jerusalem to the highest heavens in one night. He was accompanied by the angel Gabriel, holding the bridle of Al- Borak on which Mohammed was mounted. This horse is -held in high repute by the Mohammedan doctors, some of whom teach that Abraham, Ishmael, and several of the prophets made use of him; that, having been unemployed from the time of Jesus Christ to that of Mohammed, he had become restive, and would not allow any one- to mount him unless Gabriel sat behind the rider. Others affirm that Mohammed had the sole privilege of training this horse at first, and that he intends to mount him again at the general resurrection. SEE MOHAMMED.

 
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