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On LoveIn the Muslim Tradition$
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Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227518

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823227518.001.0001

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The Most Beautiful Example

The Most Beautiful Example

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(p.95) The Most Beautiful Example
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On Love
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Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0025

To follow the Prophet means to love God. As fullness and being, God manifests Himself in His relationship toward emptiness and nonbeing. Thus, His love toward manifestation draws out into existence the duality that embraces the countless multiplicity of phenomena through which the fullness of God's Treasure is revealed. The testimony of fullness is the fact that the totality of existence praises it, that is the Praiser, who is manifested as the deepest nature of every person. That nature as complete revelation is testified by the Praiser—God's slave or God's Messenger. He is the revelation and confirmation of God's love. To love God and follow the Prophet means to love people as the potential of realizing their original nature, the Creator's Love of making Himself manifest in His creation. The Praiser's love for phenomena passes over and above them, given that they are only signs of Him, face to face with whom the totality of the world is nothing.

Keywords:   God, love, fullness, duality, totality of existence, Praiser, revelation, Prophet, phenomena

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