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Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

Mohammad Hassan Khalil


Can non-Muslims be saved? And can those who are damned to Hell ever be redeemed? This book examines the writings of important medieval and modern Muslim scholars on the controversial question of non-Muslim salvation. The book pays considerable attention to four of the most prominent figures in the history of Islam: al-Ghazali, Ibn ‘Arabi, Ibn Taymiyya, and Rashid Rida. Also examined are works by a wide variety of other writers, from Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya to Mulla Sadra to Shah Wali Allah of Delhi to Muhammad ‘Ali of Lahore to Sayyid Qutb to Yusuf al-Qaradawi to Farid Esack to yet others. The ... More

Keywords: Islam, non-muslim, Qur’an, Koran, Islamic history, theology, salvation, soteriology, religious diversity, pluralism, afterlife: heaven and hell, philosophy of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199796663
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, author
Michigan State University