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Al-mi'raj
Almiraj
Naming
Others Almiraj
Mi'raj
Miraj
Binomen N/A
Original المعراج
Romanization almieraj
Morphology
Body type Leporine
Intelligence
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-Sapient
Aggressivity High
Ecology
Place of origin Jezîrat al-Tennyn, Indian Ocean
Diet Carnivorous
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Related species Horned Hare
Status DD
Behind the Scenes
Universe Real

The Al-mi'raj, a.k.a. Almiraj or simply Miraj, is a strange animal which inhabits the mythical Jezîrat al-Tennyn: the island of the Sea Serpent, somewhere in the Indian Ocean. It has the appearance of a carnivorous hare-like animal with a single long horn on its head, reminiscent of a unicorn's.

According to history, the inhabitants of the island presented an Al-mi'raj as a gift to Alexander the Great after he slew the serpent which had been feeding upon their livestock. The creature is featured in the 13th century manuscript Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, by Zakariya Ibn Muhammad Al-Qazwini.

In spite of its rabbit-like appearance, the Al-mi'raj is carnivorous. Some sources claim that it charges towards prey (including humans) and uses its horn to impale them before it devours them.

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