Meaning of A'RAF in English
[Islamic] "Partition". Between hell and paradise there is a high wall, an a'raf. On this partition stand men who have escaped from hell but who are not (yet) permitted to enter paradise. They yearn to enter paradise, but their sins and virtues are evenly balanced.
Encyclopedia Mythica English dictionary. Английский энциклопедический словарь греческой мифологии. 2012