Citation for Barzakh, al-

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"Barzakh, al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Dec 14, 2019. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e306>.

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"Barzakh, al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e306 (accessed Dec 14, 2019).

Barzakh, al-

Mentioned briefly in the Quran. Understood in the popular imagination as the time between individual death and resurrection. Barrier between deceased and realm of living. Some questionable traditions suggest that circumstances experienced in barzakh are conditioned by the behavior of the deceased while alive. Modern Muslim thinkers deemphasize barzakh, focusing instead on individual accountability and the Day of Judgment.

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