Definitions

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  • proper n. Islamic concept of hell, where unfaithful Muslims not true to their religion will be punished, but will eventually be forgiven.

Etymologies

From Arabic جهنم (jahánnam). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As for us, the Almighty Maker created us of the fire for the first that he made in Jahannam were two of His host whom he called Khalít and Malít.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Jahannam from the world, which verily would else be consumed thereby.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "Jahannam") from the furnace-like ravine East of Jerusalem (Night cccxxv.).

    Arabian nights. English

  • The Greeks call it Tartarus, a place even worse than Hades; the Hebrews, Gehenna or Sheol; for Islam it is Jahannam; in China and Japan it is referred to as Di Yu; the Buddhists and Hindus call it Naraka.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Answered they, ‘We are of the dwellers in the Jahannam-hell; and Almighty Allah created us for the punishment of Kafirs.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Jahannam; natheless in it are a thousand mountains of fire, in each mountain seventy thousand cities of fire, in each city seventy thousand castles of fire, in each castle seventy thousand houses of fire, in each house seventy thousand couches of fire and in each couch seventy thousand manners of torment.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth Bulukiya, ‘Haply Jahannam hath least of torture for that it is the uppermost.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The seven Hells are given in vol.v. 241; they are intended for Moslems (Jahannam); Christians (Lazà); Jews

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But even Ibn Mandhur notes that some Arab linguists believe that Jahannam is of old Arabic origin from a word that means "of the deep bottom".

    Monday, January 01, 2007

  • I wrote before on the Qur'anic word "jahannam" hell in a post about those who shouted "Ila Jahannam" to Saddam at the time of his execution.

    Monday, January 01, 2007

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