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Al Buraq (البُراق‎) is an angelic being with the body of a horse, the head of a woman, and a peacock’s tail, who carried the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), on the Miraj, the Night Journey through the Seven Heavens to Jerusalem and got him back in the same night. According to Islam, the Night Journey took place 12 years after Muhammad became a prophet, during the 7th century.

The Al-Buraq is a mythical creature of transportation.  It is described as white in color and the size between a donkey and a mule.  It is to have the face of a woman and the wings of an eagle, as well as the tail of a peacock.  The symbolism of the horse-like body and the eagle wings implies rapid movement and the ability to carry a passenger.  The movement of one step is said to be equivalent to the distance of the vision of the creature.  So not only can it carry a passenger on its equine body, but can move quickly due to the large wings on the sides of its body.  This intensely rapid movement could also be attributed to the name. 

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