Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought
Paperback, 240 pages
Can Allah Save Us All?
Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought uses classical Islamic sources to trace the development of Islamic eschatology during the formative centuries of Islamic intellectual history. Marco Demichelis draws on classical Islamic scholars, including Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyya, and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, to bring together concepts from Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism – including proto-Sufism – to examine the interplay of these concepts between these traditions. The doctrines of salvation from Hell are examined in depth, in particular the theory of the annihilation of Hell, which proposes the idea that there will be a time when Hell will be empty and no longer inhabited.
1. Islamic Piety and Annihilation
2. Kalam and the eschatological interpretation of the material and the empyrean
3. Islamic philosophy (Falsafa) and the Annihilation of the non-body rationally explained
4. The final Islamic understanding