al- Insan al-Kamil

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The perfect person. Within the Islamic mystical tradition this term was originally used to refer to the Prophet Muhammad, who was considered to be the first Islamic mystic. Some Sufi teachers adopted the title for themselves, believing that a perfect being with divine knowledge was essential in the present world to truly guide mystics.

See also Ibn al-Arabi, Muhyi al-Din

Subjects: Islam.

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