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The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Classical Islam

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/10.1093/0195156498.003.0003
 						The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Classical Islam

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A cluster of events to take place before and on the day of resurrection is detailed in the Qur’an. This chapter describes these events and examines how traditional Muslim commentators and theologians have interpreted them. Among these events are the cataclysmic changes that will happen to the earth heralding the resurrection, the appearance of the savior figure, the resurrection of bodies and rejoining with souls, the judgment, and the consignment to final abodes of reward or punishment.

Keywords: eschaton; heaven; hell; intercession; judgment; repentance; resurrection; savior; sin

Chapter.  16367 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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