Prophets, the Goal of Religion and Diverse Paradigms of Perfection

The prophetic inheritances define the various modes of authentic experience and knowledge of God. In other words, to attain to  true knowledge, one must know God according to a certain paradigm of human perfection defined by a specific prophet. Excerpt: Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-‘Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity, William C. Chittick, Suhail Academy, Lahore,… Read More Prophets, the Goal of Religion and Diverse Paradigms of Perfection

The Cosmos [ghayr, tajalli] and the Imaginal Reality [barzakh](not “imaginary”)

A commonly given example of an imaginal reality is a mirror image… Excerpt: Imaginal Worlds: Ibn Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity, William C. Chittick, Suhail Academy, Lahore, 2001, p.24 -26 What then is the cosmos? It is the “other” (ghayr), since it is defined as “everything other than God.” But it is not… Read More The Cosmos [ghayr, tajalli] and the Imaginal Reality [barzakh](not “imaginary”)