|Islam and Spiritualism|
|11 Mar 2010, NewAgeIslam.Com|
|Ibn Arabi: The man who saw God in creation|
This story succinctly portrays Ibn Arabi as a sage who strove to seek harmony in diversity and defined “a true seeker as one who cannot stay died to one form of belief”. In his book Fusus, he warns, ‘Beware of becoming delimited by a specific knotting and disbelieving in everything else, lest great good escape you... Be open to the forms of all beliefs, for God is eider and more tremendous than that.
He should be constricted by one knotting rather than another. “Further, he said, “Men of knowledge know that God manifests in diverse forms”.
The universal humanism of Ibn Arabi, firmly rooted in the Quran, acknowledged that ‘each person has a unique path to the truth. This unites all paths in itself”. The impact of his writing has influenced both Sufism and the West’s philosophy and literature. His concept of “unity of existence or being “has much to offer in terms of creating religions harmony and a better and peaceful world. -- Arif M. Khan
Photo: Ibn Arabi