Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

Get access

(3,867 words)

The afterlife is one of the main themes of the Qurʾān, which states that every soul will taste death (Q 3:185) but makes only scanty and oblique references to the period between the death of the individual and the last things. The Qurʾān states that after the signs of the “last hour” and the annihilation of all creatures, people will be resurrected and judged on the Day of Resurrection (yawm al-qiyāma, Q 2:85, passim) or the Day of Judgement (yawm al-dīn, …

Cite this page
Tottoli, Roberto, “Afterlife”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22930>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181304, 2009, 2009-3

▲   Back to top   ▲