Note [original edition] : Except those whom God shall please to exempt
These, some say, will be the angels Gabriel, Michael,
and the angel of death, who yet will afterwards all die, at the command of
; it being the constant opinion of the Mohammedan
doctors, that every
soul, both of men and of animals, which live either on land or in the sea, and
of the angels also, must necessarily taste of death3
others suppose those who
will be exempted are the angels who bear the throne of God
, or the black-eyed
damsels, and other inhabitants of paradise5
The space between these two blasts of the trumpet will be forty days,
according to Yahya
and others; there are some, however, who suppose it will be
as many years6
Al Beidawi, Yahya.
V. Pocock. not. in Port. Mosis. p. 266.
See the Prel. Disc. ubi sup.