Chapter

OPENNESS

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227518
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0024

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

OPENNESS

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Through the totality of creation God made real His names, which were all undivided in hiddenness. Through the creation, every name acquired a phenomenon. Thus, the sign or phenomenon reveals that name to openness, but at the same time keeps it there—in the Hidden Treasure. All the worlds disclose God and thus manifest His love. In them all His names are revealed, divided, and scattered. Every phenomenon or sign carries and represents one of His names. Since the totality of existence is a whole, which embraces all His names, and since no single phenomenon can do that, the worlds are indeterminable and inconstant. Encompassing all the names, man is capable of the knowledge that God loves. Thus, the worlds are the integral form, or transcription, of Divine oneness. Man is what makes real God's love of knowledge. The relationship of the self and the other is always the confirmation of borders or limits, while fullness is outside.

Keywords: God; openness; creation; names; love; phenomenon; totality of existence; oneness; self; fullness

Chapter.  1214 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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