Nāzi'āt and Nāshiṭāt

Nāzi'āt (Arabic: نازعات, pluckers) and Nāshiṭāt (Arabic: ناشطات, drawers) are two classes of death angels subordinate to Azra'il in Islamic belief, responsible for taking the souls of the deceased. While Nazi'ats are commissioned to take the lives of unbelievers forcefully, the Nāshiṭāts take them gently.[1]


  1. Ali Unal The Qur'an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English Tughra Books 2008 ISBN 978-1-597-84144-3 page 2204
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