“Like points on the circumference of a circle, the words of God are infinitely many. But the infinitely many words of God originate from a single word. That word is the divine command kun which consists of two manifest letters (kaf and nun) and a nonmanifest letter (waw). God engenders existence or brings his commands into manifestation by differentiating or setting limits between the letters or the words that are latent in His Essence. When God desires to make this affair known, he speaks within the configuration of the perfect human being. The perfect human being assumes the deputyship of the Real in differentiating between the engendered prior word and the word that follows it.”

Source: Salman H. Bashier, Ibn al-Arabi’s Barzakh: The Concept of the Limit and the Relationship between God and the World 


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