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Illiyin or Illiyun (Arabic: عِلِّيِّين‎ plural of ulayy, "properly" or "high places") is a Quranic term used in surah Al-Mutaffifin verse 18 which refers to the highest levels of Heaven[1] or a scroll, that lists the names of the believers.[2] According to some Shia traditions, the Ahl al-Bayt were created from the earths of the heavenly plane "Illiyin".[3] The antithesis of Illiyin is Sijjin.

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  1. ^ Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi The Spirituality of Shi'i Islam: Belief and Practices I.B.Tauris 2011 ISBN 978-1-845-11738-2 page 287
  2. ^ Patrick Hughes, Thomas Patrick Hughes Dictionary of Islam Asian Educational Services 1995 ISBN 978-8-120-60672-2 page 200
  3. ^ Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism, The: The Sources of Esotericism in Islam SUNY Press 2016 ISBN 978-0-791-49479-0 page 166