Araf (Islam)

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A'raf (Arabic: عراف‎) is the Muslim separator realm or borderland between heaven and hell,[1] inhabited by the people who are evenly balanced in their sins and virtues. The word is literally translated as "The Heights" in English. The realm is described as a high curtain between hell and paradise.[2] Ibn Kathir described A'raf as a wall that contains a gate.[3] In this high wall lived people who witness the terror of hell and the beauty of paradise. They yearn to enter paradise, but their sins and virtues are evenly balanced. Yet with the mercy of God, they will be one of the last people to enter the paradise.[4]

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