Chapter

Considerations of God, Man, Time and Eternity

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780195156492
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834662 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195156498.003.0001
 						Considerations of God, Man, Time and Eternity

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To understand how Muslims view the matter of life after death, it is necessary to see what the Qur’an says about God, about human beings, and about the structure of time. God, creator of all, is both just and merciful and works within the linear flow of time. Human lives proceed from birth to death individually, and are collectively rejuvenated and gathered for judgment by God at the end of time. Final dispensation is directly related to ethical choice, for which humans are fully responsible.

Keywords: cosmology; faith; free will; justice; revelation; scripture; transmigration

Chapter.  13755 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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