Edited and Slides by Omar K Neusser
17b Relative, Perspectival Truth in the Context of Absolute Reality
But for Ibn al-ʿArabī, to speak this way is simply to situate relative, perspectival truth in the context of the Absolute Reality, which in itself allows for no relativism whatsoever.
To relativize our own supposed certainties is to affirm the most basic of all truths, the only truth that is completely self-evident to a healthy human soul.
That truth is that there is nothing truly real but the Real, that nothing truly exists but the One Being, or, as the transmitted learning puts it, ‘There is no god but God.’
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi; Presentation of Some 29 Texts