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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

What is lowered down must also be raised up. Descent includes also ascent. So it is also with separation and unification. Clothes confirm separateness, but also the return to oneness, which is the source of love. As long as the world is a veil in which everything is acknowledged as a sign, man does not know his nakedness. But as soon as that transparency disappeared in the first man, the acknowledgement of the world as createdness began to demand clothing and a turning to inwardness as one and outwardness as the other side of the self. By increasing the distance and forgetfulness of original unity, clothing and veiling become decisive forms of the revelation of reality. Separation is at the same time also the possibility of unclothing in fullness before it. Separateness and distance aim, in different ways, toward closeness and unity. Unity presupposes undressing and union. It confirms that it is they, rather than anything else in the world, who make manifest all God's names.

Keywords:   separation, unification, oneness, nakedness, clothing, unclothing, unity, undressing, union, love

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