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On The Self-Disclosure of God (1)
Ibn ʿArabi


There is a never-ending bestowal of existence (wujūd) upon the possible things in this world. The cosmos obviously undergoes generation (kawn) and corruption (fasād),
everything within it comes into existence and eventually disappears.
This generation and corruption occurs at every instant in everything other than God.
Support for this observation is found in the Holy Quran:

{... that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?}
Sura 50-15
So to see God, Allah in His self-disclosure is to
see a perpetual and never-repeated display of new forms.
And Allah says:

{There is nothing that does not glorify Him in praise!}
Sura 17-44

Ibn ʿArabi:






From the translation of the
Futuhat al-Makkiyya by W C Chittick

The Self-Disclosure of God,
Priciple of Ibn ʿArabi's Cosmology





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