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Welcome to the homepage of The Here and the Hereafter in Islamic Traditions. Funded by a Starting grant from the European Research Council and hosted by the Department of Religious Studies and Theology at the University of Utrecht, this 4-year research project investigates the extent to which Islamic traditions favour a view of human existence as directed toward the otherworld. Involving the analysis and presentation of a variety of discourses and practices from the inception of Islam in the 7th century CE until today, the project runs until February 2015. Please click on the menu buttons above for additional information, and remember to return often to the site to see how the project is progressing, to read newly archived notes and documents concerning it, and to learn how and when you can contribute! Thank you.