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A fertile tract of land for the cultivation of flowers, herbs, vegetables or fruits. In Arabic, the term janna refers to “garden” in general; with the definite article al-, it refers particularly to paradise (q.v.), the celestial abode promised to the righteous in the next world (see reward and punishment ).

As a single word al-janna is the most frequently used term in the Qurʾān to designate paradise (e.g. q 2:2…

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Afsaruddin, Asma, “Garden”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00073>

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