Fakhruddin Iraqi has 30 ratings and 4 reviews. Ivan said: Iraqi bridged several Sufi traditions and traveled through much of the Muslim world. Born in Ir. The following collage has been rendered from Fakhruddin ‘Iraqi: Divine Flashes, translated by W. Chittick and P. Wilson, The poetry that follows is like an. Contents. 1 Quotes. Lama’at (Divine Flashes); Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (). 2 External links. Quotes[edit]. Since we have quaffed the beaker .

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Qunawi refers to this dvine as the “Point at the Center of the Circle” nuqtah wasat ad-daHrah. The Third and Central Presence is that of the Perfect Man, who acts as a partition between the two sides and at the same time comprehends and includes both of divin.

Ultimately— in Ibn al- 4 Arabi’s terms— if he is “God” it is so that He can have some- flasues to be “god over” ma’luh.

It must be able to manifest Itself in every form. This is the “material world,” within which man finds himself situated. Nevertheless, man is also the “beloved,” as was indicated above, for only he can become the Perfect Man and thus actualize the ultimate object of God’s Love.

It is God Himself. It is defined as “a property through which unification is brought about between two things. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons”.


So It cannot be de- scribed in positive terms. If there were no common factor shared between the two sides, the lover could never make the beloved the object of his quest, for he could never even gain knowledge of the beloved.

Each would remain identical with every other within the Di- vine Unity. Whatever is seen is Being, Light, the only reality there is. If It were the Creator and only the Creator, there would be no creatures. In Qunawi’s words, “Whatever is neces- sary to actualize the Sought is itself the Sought. The other two are the uncreat- ed divine Knowledge, and the Perfect Man, who is both created and uncreated at the same time.

Corbin, he livre des penetrations metaphysiques Teheran-Paris, To grasp the nature of Being Itself is to grasp the nature of all that exists. What then is meant by is-ness as such? Or, if certain entities can perceive all of them, they can do so only within a certain ontological level, not within the full range of the deployment of the Names.

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The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. Selected Works of Clairvaux St. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Foreword. Whatever we describe as possessing such and such an attribute, we define, delimit, and determine.

Divine Flashes

At the level of this entification, the infinite possibilities of Self-Manifestation possessed by God are delin- eated within His Knowledge, but they are all “nonexistent” and non- manifest. Otherwise, there would be no xivine between having something and not having it. So all that exists may be divided from a certain irawi of view into two categories: In speaking of the “mystery of ‘I loved,’ ” Qunawi remarks that the pronoun “I” refers to the Lord rabbsince the Lord by His very nature must have a vas- sal marbub over which He can exercise His Lordship.


That can only be known by the great prophets and saints within the inmost recesses of their own reality. The most in-depth and scholarly flshes of Western spirituality ever attempted!

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From al-Qunawi to al-Qaysari,” Studia Islamica, forthcoming. Some of the latter are like the causes and precon- ditions for the entification of the constitution and form of each Perfect Man, like their fathers and mothers. For if God is the “Creator,” it is so that He can have a creation.

We cannot truly name or describe it. The Showings Julian of Norwich. This something must be strengthened and iarqi for the lover to attain his goal, which is the disappearance of those attributes that prevent unification and union. Ibn al-‘Arabi and his followers speak about two Perfections God possesses for all eternity.

Americanenglishexper rated it it was amazing Jan 23, But the color, the enti- ty, that which is manifested, is nothing but Light Itself. To speak of It as “imperfect” is meaningless. Other books in this series. Jul 23, oludamini added it Shelves: Being is Light, and nonexistence is darkness.