Definition of Al Borak in English:

Al Borak

Pronunciation /ˈal bərak/

noun

Islam
  • (The name of) the white animal on which the prophet Muhammad performed the Night Journey; an animal resembling this.

    Accounts of the exact nature of this animal vary, but it is uniformly described as a white quadruped of the nature of a horse, able to travel at lightning speed. Hadith literature portrays the animal as larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, while in later legends it takes the form of a winged white horse, often with a human face and the tail of a peacock.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Topsell (d. 1625), Church of England clergyman and author. From Arabic al-burāq from al the + burāq the white animal on which the prophet Muhammad performed the Night Journey, further etymology uncertain and disputed: either a diminutive of baraq flash, lightning (from baraqa to flash, to lighten) or perhaps a loanword from an unknown donor language.