Ontology in Ibn Arabi School

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Islamic Sufism and Mysticism, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

2 Professor of Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism, Research Institute of Iranian Wisdom and Philosophy, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Sufism and Islamic Mysticism, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

4 Level Four of Seminary, Qom, Iran


Although the concept of "being" is known, and its nature is the same, there are different views on it. Ibn Arabi's view on the issue has a different and special place. Ontology in his school is tied to another fundamental issue called the "personal unity of being", without understanding which, it is difficult to achieve the ontological system of this great mystic. Therefore, we have tried to seek his opinion about "being" directly by relying on his two important books, Fotuhat and Fosus. According to Ibn Arabi, there is a single being in the universe, and that is the Almighty, and the rest of the beings are manifestations, or in other words, the names and attributes of God.


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