Barzakh

Akhirah

What Is Akhirah? ʾĀkhirah (الآخرة‎) is an Islamic term referring to the afterlife.[1] It is repeatedly referenced in chapters of the Quran concerning the Last Judgment, an important part of Islamic eschatology. Traditionally, it is considered to be one of the six main beliefs of Muslims, the others including: Tawhid (unitarianism), belief in the angels, belief in the Revealed...

Barzakh

Barzakh Barzakh (برزخ, “barrier, partition”[1] is an Arabic word meaning “obstacle”, “hindrance”, “separation”,[2] or “barrier”[3]) designates a place between hell and heaven, where the soul resides after death, and experiences its own heaven or hell, until the resurrection on Qiyamah (Judgement Day).[4] In Islamic eschatology, although largely up to interpretation, al-Barzakh is generally viewed as the barrier between the physical and spiritual worlds....

Limbo and Purgatory

Purgatory

What Is Purgatory? Purgatory (purgatorium, via Anglo-Norman and Old French)[1] is an intermediate state after physical death for expiatory purification.[2] Roman Catholic doctrine holds that this state exists and that those being purified can be helped by the prayers of the living.[3] In the speculation of theologians and in popular imagination, purgatory is a place where this purification is done by...

Islamic View of Death

Islamic View of Death Death in Islam is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of afterlife. Death is seen as the separation of soul from body, and its transfer from this world to the afterlife.[1][2] Islamic tradition discusses elaborately, almost in graphic detail, as to what happens before, during, and after the...

Death As Personification

Death As Personification Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper. In some mythologies, the Grim Reaper causes the victim’s death by coming to collect that person. In turn, people in some stories try to hold on to life by avoiding...

Afterlife in Islam

Afterlife in Islam Death Death is the foundation of life. Nothing goes to waste. Each death is a door to a new life. This is because the Supreme Being, who exercises free disposal over the creation, allows no waste. He gives existence to the most precious of creatures out of...

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