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Death and the Dead

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Jacques Waardenburg
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The end of life (q.v.). The following aspects of the qurʾānic depiction of death (mawt, wafātwafāt i, 505b ) and the dead (al-mawtā) shall be addressed here: various qurʾānic descriptions of attitudes towards death on the part of both believers and unbelievers (see belief and unbelief ); the main themes connected with death which occur in the Qurʾān, ordered according to Bell's chronology; distinctive features of qurʾānic statements about death; and, finally, a sketch of the qurʾānic vision of death and its meaning.

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