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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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On Love

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

Fordham University Press

Love for oneness is transformed, through the truculence and closedness of the heart, into different relations among details. Then the self, in its withholding and insensitivity, is placed in the center. It takes itself as the measure, and denies all other states, which demonstrate potential transformation in connection with oneness: The signs in the horizons and selves are not and cannot be anything other than the proclamation of oneness. Every other content they have means denial of the harmony of names and phenomena. They cease to point toward Him Who loves to be known and they shut both the selves and the horizons. The relationship between them holds back beauty, but stimulates lustfulness. Every satisfaction without that knowledge is intoxication. It is the admission of incomparability along with the denial of closeness, or the admission of closeness along with the denial of incomparability. Union as the aim of love is nothing other than intoxication if it is satisfaction without witness of the Real.

Keywords:   intoxication, love, oneness, self, horizons, names, phenomena, satisfaction, union, incomparability

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