Allah ci salverà tutti?
The salvation and the non-Eternity of Hell in classical Islamic thought
The narrative evolution of Islamic thought relating to the binomial salvation-hell needs to be related to a historical contextualization which begins from the first century after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), when the affirmation of the concept of "temporariness" of the definitive, post-universal condemnation takes on a value for Muslim believers, before unbelievers or polytheists. The "Annihilation of Hell", Fana' an-Nar, however, like the Christian Apocatastasis, is a complex concept which has required centuries of elaboration through the work of mystics, rationalist theologians (mutakallimun), philosophers and authors such as al-Ghazali (d. 1111) and Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328). If, to date, the "purgative" role of Hell in Islam does not find an effective common share, the sublimation of this image can only assume an inter-religious relevance of immense importance for the dialogue between the Abrahamic faiths.
|Date||Mar 2, 2020|
|Organizer:||Gregorian Centre for Interreligious Studies|
Pontificia Università Gregoriana