Chapter

The World

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225842
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237159 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225842.003.0003
The World

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This chapter presents Islamic teachings about the world. God is both hidden and open, one and many, and therefore the self can turn toward Him from any level of memory; this testifies to how all names are encompassed by the Sacred Name, and by His Mercy which, as He says, encompasses all things. Living between mercy and Mercy, we have no excuse for forgetting Him. The presence of mercy, always and everywhere, testifies to the manifestation of the Divine. The world reveals its Creator, whose “love to be known” is His mercy. His Oneness contains all possibilities, which he reveals through the myriad signs in the outer world and the depths of the self.

Keywords: self; creator; God; mercy; Islam

Chapter.  1468 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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