Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions (Themes in Islamic by Christian Lange

By Christian Lange

The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery wealthy in sensual can provide, has formed Western perceptions of Islam for hundreds of years. notwithstanding, to this point, no unmarried learn has performed justice to the total spectrum of traditions of wondering the subject in Islamic heritage. The Muslim hell, specifically, continues to be a bit studied topic. This publication, that's in response to a wide range of conscientiously chosen Arabic and Persian texts, covers not just the theological and exegetical but additionally the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and formality facets of the Muslim trust in paradise and hell, in either the Sunni and the Shiʿi international. by means of analyzing a large diversity of resources regarding the afterlife, Christian Lange exhibits that Muslim non secular literature, opposed to transcendentalist assumptions on the contrary, usually photos the boundary among this global and the otherworld as being remarkably skinny, or perhaps permeable.

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