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The Islamic understanding of death and resurrection

Author: Jane I Smith; Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as interviews with Muslim clerics, the authors offer an overview of the Islamic eschatological narrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with the death of the individual and ending with habitation in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane I Smith; Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
ISBN: 0195156498 9780195156492
OCLC Number: 48943977
Notes: Originally published: Albany : State University of New York Press, 1981.
Description: xv, 262 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Considerations of God, man, time, and eternity --
From death to resurrection: classical Islam --
The eschaton, the judgement, and the final dispensation: classical Islam --
From death to resurrection: modern Islam --
The eschaton, the judgment, and the final dispensation: modern Islam --
Evidence of afterlife concerns the pre-Islamic Arabia --
The special case of women and children in the afterlife --
The cult of saints.
Responsibility: Jane Idleman Smith, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad.
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This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as  Read more...

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... of great value for Islamic studies and all scholars interested in afterlife beliefs. * International Review of Biblical Studies *

 
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