Islamic eschatology
Islamic eschatology is the branch of Islamic scholarship that studies Yawm al-Qiyāmah (pronounced yome-ul-key-ah-mah; Arabic: يوم القيامة‎ "the Day of Resurrection") or Yawm ad-Dīn (pronounc...
Qiyamah
Islamic eschatology is the branch of Islamic scholarship that studies Yawm al-Qiyāmah (pronounced yome-ul-key-ah-mah; Arabic: يوم القيامة‎ "the Day of Resurrection") or Yawm ad-Dīn (pronounc...
Last Judgement
The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, or The Day of the Lord or in Islam Yawm al-Qiyāmah or Yawm ad-Din is part of the eschatological world view of the Abrahamic religions...
Israfel
Israfil (Arabic: إسرافيل, translit.: Isrāfīl, Alternate Spelling: Israfel, Meaning: The Burning One), is the angel of the trumpet in Islam though unnamed in the Qur'an and is the alternative nam...
Tanzil
Tanzil and Inzal, or "to send down" (Arabic تنزيل), refers to the act of descent of the pre-existing Qur'an through different Realms.The process by which Divine message come to the heart of Muhammad i...
Mahdavia
Mahdavia, or Mahdavism, is a Mahdiist (Arabic: مهدوي ‎ mahdawi) sect outside the pale of Islam founded by Muhammad Jaunpuri in India in the late 15th century.Jaunpuri declared himself to ...
Sirat al-Mustaqim
aṣ-Ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm (Arabic: الصراط المستقيم) is the Arabic term for the straight path. In an Islamic context, it has been interpreted as the right path, Islamic faith or that which pleases God. Ther...
Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
This article lists all known poems by American author and critic Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849), listed alphabetically with the date of their authorship in parentheses.
An un...
Judaism's view of Jesus
Judaism generally views Jesus as one of a number of Jewish Messiah claimants who have appeared throughout history. Jesus is viewed as having been the most influential, and consequently the most damagi...
Punishment of the Grave
Punishment of the Grave (Arabic: عذاب القبر‎ ʿAdhāb al-Qabr, also translated torment of the grave) is an Islamic concept of the period following death but prior to the Day of Judgement, whe...
Beatific vision
In Christian theology, the beatific vision (Latin: visio beatifica) is the ultimate direct self communication of God to the individual person. A person possessing the beatific vision reaches, as a...
Kiraman Katibin
In Islamic tradition the two kiraman katibin (Arabic: كراماً كاتبين‎ "honourable scribes"), are two angels called Raqib and Atid, believed by many Muslims to record a person's actions, thoug...
At-Tariq
Sūrat al-Ṭāriq (Arabic: الطارق‎ aṭ-Ṭāriq, "The Morning Star, The Nightcomer") is the 86th sura of the Qur'an with 17 ayat. This chapter was sent to Mohammed when he was in Mecca.In this chap...
Jannah
Jannah (Arabic: جنّة‎ Jannah), an eternal place for Muslims, is the Islamic conception of paradise. The Arabic word Jannah is a shortened version meaning simply "Garden". According to Islami...
Black Standard
The Black Banner or Black Standard (راية السوداء rāyat al-sawdā' , also known as راية العقاب rāyat al-`uqāb "banner of the eagle" or simply as الراية al-rāya "the banner") is one of the flags flown ...
Fate of the unlearned
The fate of the unlearned, also known as the destiny of the unevangelized, is an eschatological question about the ultimate destiny of people who have not been exposed to a particular theology or doct...
Second Coming
The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a concept in Christianity regarding a future return of Jesus to Earth after his "first coming" and ascension to heaven about t...
As-Sirāt
As-Sirāt (Arabic: الصراط‎) is, according to Muslim belief, the hair-narrow bridge which every person must pass on the Yawm ad-Din to enter Paradise. It is said that it is as thin as a hair a...
Mahdi
In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (Arabic: مهدي‎, ISO 233: mahdī "guided one") is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven, nine, or nineteen years (according to differing in...
Baptism for the dead
Baptism for the dead, vicarious baptism or proxy baptism today commonly refers to the religious practice of baptizing a person on behalf of one who is dead—a living person receiving the rite on behalf...
End time
End time (also called end times, end of time, end of days, last days, final days, or eschaton) is a time period described in the eschatologies of the dominant world religions, both Abrahamic and non-A...
Prophethood (Ahmadiyya)
The view on the Prophets of God (Arabic: نبي) in Ahmadiyya Islam differs with that of Christianity, Orthodox Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and the Baha'i Faith. Unlike Orthodox Islam, the Ahmadiyya ...
Abasa
Sūrat al-ʿAbasa (Arabic: سورة عبس‎, "He Frowned") is the 80th sura of the Qur'an with 42 ayat. It is a Meccan sura. The Surah is so designated after the word `abasa with which it opens.
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Buraq
Al-Burāq (Arabic: البُراق‎ al-Burāq "lightning") is a steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the prophets. The most commonly told story is how in the 7th century, ...
Jean-Pierre Filiu
Jean-Pierre Filiu (Paris, 1961) is professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs. A historian and an Arabist, he has also been visiting professor at Columbia U...
Akhirah
ʾĀkhirah (Arabic: الآخرة‎) is an Islamic term referring to the afterlife. It is repeatedly referenced in chapters of the Qur'an concerning Yaum al Qiyamah, the Islamic Day of Judgment, an im...
Last Judgment
The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, or The Day of the Lord or in Islam Yawm al-Qiyāmah or Yawm ad-Din is part of the eschatological world view of the Abrahamic religions...
Al-Yamani (Shiism)
The Yamani or al-Yamani (Arabic: "from Yemen"‎) is a pre-messianic figure in Shia Islamic eschatology, who is prophesied to appear to the people to "guide them to the right path" prior to th...
Garden of the gods (Sumerian paradise)
Samuel Noah Kramer suggested that the concept of a Garden of the gods or a divine paradise might be of Sumerian origin. The concept of this home of the immortals was later handed down to the Babylonia...