By Mohamed Haj Yousef
This publication is the 1st finished try to clarify Ibn ‘Arabî’s targeted view of time and its function within the strategy of developing the cosmos and its relation with the author. by way of evaluating this unique view with sleek theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a brand new cosmological version which could deepen and expand our figuring out of the area, whereas possibly fixing a number of the drawbacks within the present versions corresponding to the historic Zeno's paradoxes of movement and the new Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies among Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.
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1 shows this Cloud and its contents down to the ‘establishing Throne’ (‘Arsh al-Istiwâ’), which is different from the usual cosmological meaning of the divine (normal or usual) ‘Throne’. The ‘establishing throne’ is the throne on which ‘Allah established His authority’, alluding to the verse ‘ar-Rahmân ‘ala al-‘arsh istawâ’ (20:5). According to this account in chapter 371, the universe appeared in the Universal Soul through the Universal Intellect as the result of what Ibn ‘Arabî calls an ‘abstract (or ‘spiritual’) marriage’ (nikâh ma‘nawî).
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