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  • Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
    5433 2012/12/23 Theoretical
    1. The notion of wahdat al-wujud [ Unity of Being ] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in mystical ...
  • Can something emerge from nothing?
    3622 2012/12/15 علیت و معلولیت
    Based on philosophical and mystical principles, creating something out of nothing means that the universe and the entire divine attributes are, in the level of divine essence, vanished in God s essence ...

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