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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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(p.45) Certainty
On Love

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

Fordham University Press

Opposed to impurity, corruption, suffering, and death are Purity, Sanctity, Happiness, and Immortality. Since “now” and “death” are the only certainties in human existence, withdrawal from everything that is between them for the sake of connection with them means the victory of life over dying. Two other certainties correspond to “now” and “death”—God and the Day of Reckoning. The contingency of everything in existence raises the question of conviction, lack of doubt, and certainty in knowledge. Knowledge that has any level of certainty may be acquired only through the observation of the mutuality between fullness and phenomena. The divergence indicated by the duality of the heavens and the earth, the invisible and the visible, the spirit and matter, as also the multitude of people, has its root in original oneness. Thus, the totality of existence corresponds to God's creative injunction willingly, since the beginning of everything lies in the proximity and clarity of His nature.

Keywords:   certainty, God, Day of Reckoning, existence, knowledge, fullness, phenomena, duality, oneness

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