Afterlife - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

Billy Collins
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Afterlife in the QurʾĀn

The Apocalypse

The apocalypse, as the climax of history, is referred to variously as "the Day of Judgement" (yawm al-dīn), "the Day of Resurrection" (yawm al-qiyāma), "the Last Day" (al-yawm al-ākhir), "the Day of Decision" (yawm al-faṣl), or "the Promised Day" (al-yawm al-mawʿūd). The eschatological scheme and its accompanying symbols that usher in the next world is one familiar enough from the Judeo-Christian, and to some extent the Zoroastrian, tradition. The basic elements are, in brief: The next world will arrive in the wake of the destruction of this one—at an unknown point in time, referred to as the "Hour" (al-sāʿa), unknown to all but God, the blowing of a cosmic trumpet(ṣūr) will annihilate...

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