Jili, Abd al-Karim - The Divine Reality (al-Haqiqa) - Extract
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ABD AL-KARIM AL-JILI: Tawid, Transcendence and Immanence – Dr Nicholas Lo Polito [University of Birmingham]
Al-Jili states that
“I became It,” and “It is myself…”
in the Divine Reality (al-Haqiqa).And again, in these poetic verses also from the Divine reality:
The creature has being only by contingent attribution,
In reality it is nothing.…
God extinguished [the creatures], but in their essences, they have never existed,
And in their extinction they subsist……
However, when the Divine fulgurations appear,
The creature is invested from the Light of God and becomes one with Him.
He extinguishes him, then He substitutes Himself for him;
He lives in the place of the creatures, and yet they have never occupied anything.