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Apocalypse
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Revelation of things to come, especially at the end of times, and a religiously-motivated form of eschatology (q.v.) with an emphasis upon the cosmic events which will occur at the end of the world. Since most of the apocalyptic events mentioned in the Qurʾān are connected with the resurrection (q.v.) of the dead, they are called by Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 606/1210) “the portents of the day of resurrection” (muqaddimāt yawm al-qiyāma, Tafsīr, ad q 39:68).

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Leemhuis, Frederik, “Apocalypse”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00014>



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