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Death and the Dead
(3,439 words)

The end of life (q.v.). The following aspects of the qurʾānic depiction of death ( mawt, wafāt) and the dead (al-mawtā) shall be addressed here: various qurʾānic descriptions of attitudes towards death on the part of both believers and unbelievers (see belief and unbelief ); the main themes connected with death which occur in the Qurʾān, ordered according to Bell's chronology…

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Waardenburg, Jacques, “Death and the Dead”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00049>



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