عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the disputed issues between Mu'tazila and Ash'arites is the problem of the permanence or impermanence of the punishment of the fasiq in Jahannam. Each of these two groups present multiple arguments in favor of their own view and such discussions have found their ways to the linguistics and the terminology of the Holy Qur'an. Whereas Ash'arites believe that the Qur'anic word kholoud means a long residence and stay that ends in the future, the Mu'tazilites believe that this term refers to permanent and eternal residence that does not come to an end. In the present descriptive-analytical study, it was demonstrated that the Ash'arites' relevant theory has deficiencies and the real state of the Qur'anic word kholoud implies permanent residence because Ash'arites' customary and poetic evidence are types of figurative sentences and the Qur'anic application of kholoud also signifies permanent and eternal rather than temporary residence.