Edited and Slides by Omar K Neusser
20 Discover the Reality of Things Within Yourself!
The Muslim philosophers had no quarrel with the notion that religious guidance is transmitted and that it must be learned as such.
They insisted, however, that intellectual knowledge cannot be achieved by way of imitation – it demands a living awareness of its truth.
No matter what you may have been told about the nature of things by prophets or theologians or scientists, you cannot know the truth or falsity of what they are saying without discovering the reality of things within yourself. Until you do that, your knowledge is simply hearsay.
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi; Presentation of Some 29 Texts