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Title:
The Islamic understanding of death and resurrection
Author:
Smith, Jane I.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xv, 262 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Albany : State University of New York Press, 1981.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195156492
Format :
Book

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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 eschatologicalnarrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with the death of the individual and ending with habitation in the final abodes of recompense.


Author Notes

Jane Idelman Smith is at Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is at Georgetown University.