Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(a.) a name applied with reference to Ḳorʾān xlv. 23 (where it is said of the unbelievers: And they say: “There is no other than our present life; we die and we live and nothing but the course of time (al-dahr) destroyeth us”) to those people who not content with repudiating the belief in one God, the creation of the world by Him and His Providence, and denying the postulates of any positive religion (divine laws, a future life, retribution), teach the eternity of time and of matter and ascribe all that happens in the world merely to t…

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Goldziher, I., “Dahrīya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1762>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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