Artiya'il (Arabic: رتائيل) is an angel in Islamic lore, believed to remove the grief of humans.[1] He is mentioned in the hadith collection of Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuti: when Abu Muslim al-Khawlani was awaiting news from Byzantium, the angel came down in the shape of a bird and introduced himself as the angel Artiya'il, the angel who removes the memories of anxiety.[2]

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  1. ^ Richard Webster Encyclopedia of Angels Llewellyn Worldwide 2009 ISBN 978-0-738-71462-2 page 22
  2. ^ Stephen Burge Angels in Islam: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik Routledge 2015 ISBN 978-1-136-50473-0