Chapter

The Debt

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/9780823225842.003.0012
The Debt

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This chapter presents Islamic teachings about the will of the self. The will of the self achieves perfection when it becomes wholly subordinate and identical to the Will of the Self. Then it is on the path to transcending the duality of will and Will. Everything in the inner and outer worlds is beauty, or its contingent absence. There is nothing that does not manifest God's love. Sin is when human will opposes the Will of God and prevents itself from seeing the declaration of love in all things, whereas willing submission to God means discovering that everything radiates one and the same beauty.

Keywords: Islam; will; self; sin; duality; love

Chapter.  1093 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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