Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān

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In the qurʾānic context, a divine decree reflecting omniscience and omnipotence. The notion of decision in the Qurʾān is related to the concept of God as the creator, the king and the judge whose decisions — decrees, judgments and sentences — represent his supreme wisdom (q.v.) and power (see power and impotence ). These decisions emerge in both the initial and the final phase of all acts and events. Through them God creates inanimate objects and human beings (see creation ), rules over the life of his creatures, which he brings to their final end on the day of judgment (see last judgment ).


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Frolov, Dmitry V., “Decision”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00109>

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