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  • The word barzakh is not used here, but another of equivalent import.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • Hence when we are forcefully transported to barzakh, which is the higher realm of existence, we wakes up from our deep slumber of negligence and realize how unthankful we had been in the lower realm of existence.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • h The original word barzakh, here translated bar, primarily signifies any partition, or interstice, which divides one thing from another; but is used by the Arabs not always in the same, and sometimes in an obscure sense.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • We have such a potential in us that we can vision beyond this world and see our stations in barzakh even before our souls are taken by the angel of death.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Although many of us cannot vision our higher states of barzakh and qiyama, if the curtains of material existence are unveiled, we would behold our awful state.


  • Qiyama therefore is a much higher reality of the dunya than barzakh.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Human beings endowed with sharp insight, depending on their level of self-purification and self-development, not only comprehend this material world, but can pierce the veils and vision the levels of barzakh or even beyond.


  • With this integral principle in mind, let us struggle to release ourselves from the trouble of barzakh and beyond and extinguish the fire we have ignited, through the water of tawba and istighfar seeking forgiveness.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • "Behind them shall be a barrier (barzakh), until the day when they shall be raised again."

    The Faith of Islam

  • It is defined by their critics to be the interval or space between this world and the next, or between death and the resurrection; every person who dies being said to enter into al barzakh; or, as the Greek expresses it, [Greek text] .3

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)


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  • ""The Bride of the Book," a sūra that used to intrigue me because of its mysterious double sonority, its indefinitely repeated doubling, all in the name of the twofold, sun, star, moon, Orient, Occident, tree, seed, scale, weight: two of each kind, two seas divided by that which separates, barzakh, isthmus, two lands, twice Eden and two others beyond, two springs, ruby and pearl: and to coral I wanted to add carnelian."

    Talismano by Abdelwaheb Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 107 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    September 25, 2011