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Notes XVII, Poems From The DIvan Of Hafiz

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Poems from the Divan of Hafiz, by Getrude Lowthian Bell, [1897] Stanza 3.—The allusion is to the expulsion of Adam from the Garden of Eden. Stanza 4.—Concerning the Last judgment, a beautiful tradition relates that there are seven degrees of punishment, but eight of blessedness, because God's mercy exceeds His justice.

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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Like with any religion, the details of the Day of Judgement are very vague. The Islamic notion of the Day of Judgement is very familiar to the Judeo-Christian tradition. "