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Resurrection
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The “rising again” of all the human dead before the final judgment. The expression “day of resurrection” ( yawm al-qiyāma) occurs seventy times in the Qurʾān (although the concept of “rising” — from the triliteral root q-w-m — is not limited to this eschatological sense; it is also employed in other instances, with a wider range of meanings). The resurrection of dead human bodies (see death and the dead; burial) follows the annihilation of all creatures (al- fanāʾ al-muṭlaq) and precedes the “day of judgment” ( yawm al-dīn, thirteen attestations in the Qurʾān; see last judgment ) or the “d…

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Borrmans, Maurice, “Resurrection”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00356>



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