The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection / Edition 1

The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection / Edition 1

by Jane I. Smith, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
     
 

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

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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 final abodes of recompense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156492
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/21/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,429,993
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Ch. 1Considerations of God, Man, Time, and Eternity1
Ch. 2From Death to Resurrection: Classical Islam31
Ch. 3The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Classical Islam63
Ch. 4From Death to Resurrection: Modern Islam99
Ch. 5The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Modern Islam127
App. AEvidence of Afterlife Concerns the Pre-Islamic Arabia147
App. BThe Special Case of Women and Children in the Afterlife157
App. CThe Cult of Saints183
Glossary of Arabic Terms193
Notes197
Bibliography245
Index255

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