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Paradise
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The abode of the souls of the righteous after their death, heaven; also, the garden of Eden. In the Qurʾān, descriptions of the hereafter appear in relation to the arrival of a day, “the hour” (al- sāʿa), “reckoning day” ( yawm al-ḥisāb), “the day of judgment” ( yawm al-dīn), “the last day” (al- yawm al-ākhir), or “the day of resurrection( yawm al-qiyāma), in which every individual is resurrec…

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Kinberg, Leah, “Paradise”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00143>



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