As probably many of you know, Azrael (عزرائیل) has been appointed as the responsible angel who gets the souls of humans at the time of their life (when dying). But I was wondering if he (Azrael) is the responsible of getting the souls of animals as well? Or factually, animals will be died by another way?

Note: Please, present related Qur'anic verses or hadith (tradition) for your answers as much as possible.

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    On a side note, there is not even a single verse or authentic hadith that tells us the name of the Angel of Death. That Angel has been referred to as "The Angel of Death"
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There doesn't seem to be a clear direct hadith/narration regarding this issue, but there can be inferred of some/several hadiths that:

Apparently, Azrael gets the souls of animals. As a relevant narration which can confirm it, is that:

I have no power of doing anything without the permission of Allah, even to get the soul of the flight (mosquito).



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