Author

Makoto Sawai

Abstract

This thesis tries to consider Ibn ʿArabīʼs theory of Oneness of Existence (waḥdat al-wujūd), in terms of his argument of the divine names. It consists of the four chapters. The first chapter is to trace the descriptions of Ibn ʿArabī by Muslim scholars and scholars of Islamic studies. The second chapter discusses the idea of divine names in the context of the self-disclosure (tajallī) of Existence. The analysis in the third chapter is the divine presence (ḥaḍrah), and Ibn ʿArabIʼs explanation of the Mercy (al-Raḥmah) and the Lord (al-Rabb). In the fourth chapter, I consider the relationship between the Perfect Man (al-insān al-kāmil) and the divine names.

Department

Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department

Degree Name

MA in Arabic Studies

Date of Award

2-1-2014

Online Submission Date

October 2014

First Advisor

Saiyad Nizamuddin, Ahmad

Committee Member 1

Talib, Adam

Committee Member 2

Abd al-Rahman, Salem

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

89 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Ibn al-ʻArabī, 1165-1240.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

God -- Simplicity.

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