Relation between Perfect Human and Ism A'zam (the greatest name), Kawn Jami' (all- comprehensive engendered being) and Jala' and Istijla' (manifestation of God in Himself and Manifestation of God in creation): Investigating Imam Khomeini's Mystical Thought

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 * Phd Student in Islamic Sufism and Mysticism, University of religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

2 Associate professor, department of philosophy and theology, Qom University, Qom, Iran

Abstract

Discussion about Tawhid (Unity of God) and Insan Kamel (perfect human) form two fundamental pivots in Islamic mysticism. These two concepts are so closely related that, in order to grasp the meaning of Unity of God, discussing perfect human is unavoidable. Studying the relation between "perfect human" and other mystical terms is considered to be a way for understanding the concept of "perfect human" better. Applying analytical method in this article and aiming at further familiarity with the real stance of perfect human in the world as well as illustrating a part of Imam Khomeini's mystical thought, the realtion between perfect human and three key terms "Ism A'zam ( the greatest name)", Kawn Jami' (all- comprehensive engendered being) and Jala' and Istijla' (manifestation of God in Himself and Manifestation of God in creation)  will be studied. Eventually, it turns out that in his view, the relation perfect human with Ism A'zam is Zahir and Muzhir (the manifested and the locus of manifestation), and with Jala' and Istijla' (manifestation of God in Himself and Manifestation of God in creation) is Tajjali and Mutejalli (self-disclosure and  The discloser), and with Kawn Jami' (all- comprehensive engendered being) is sameness. All of these are various illustrations of the same concept.

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