Chapter

Nature

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/9780823225842.003.0010
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This chapter presents Islamic teachings about nature. The purity of nature is the image of the purity of the soul. Only from the purity of nature can the soul learn how nature is differentiated into an infinite multitude of signs which, individually and collectively, have their primordial origins in the hidden Treasury and are gathered together in the self. The purity of nature is one great mosque, the mirror of the heavens. Our status in nature makes us its stewards. But the purity of nature, though subordinate to us, directs us toward the infinity of heaven.

Keywords: nature; earth; oneness; soul; heaven; Islam

Chapter.  1054 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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