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Opinion or decision; pronouncement of such. Judgment is an integral part of the whole qurʾānic ethos and is intrinsically linked to creation (q.v.) itself, which is not just a random act but teleological and divinely ordained (see cosmology; fate; freedom and predestination). God, who is the sole source of creation and sustenance (q.v.; see also blessing; food and drink), is also the lord (q.v.) of the day of judgment (see last judgment ). Consequently, the concept of God's final “judgment,” which eventually became one of the tenets of faith (q.v.; aqāʾid, see also creeds ), is found thr…

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Lalani, Arzina R., “Judgment”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00244>

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