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Studies in Islamic Mysticism, by Reynold A. Nicholson, [1921] CHAPTER I     PAGE ABÚ SA‘ÍD IBN ABI ’L-KHAYR 1     CHAPTER II   THE PERFECT MAN 77    ESSENCE, ATTRIBUTE, AND NAME 89    THE DESCENT OF THE ABSOLUTE 94    THE ESSENCE AS GOD 97    THE HEAVENLY MAN 103    THE MACROCOSM 121    THE RETURN TO THE ESSENCE 125    RELIGION, REVELATION, AND PROPHECY 130     APPENDIX I. JÎLÎ'S ‘Ayniyya 143 APPENDIX II. SOME NOTES ON THE Fuṣúṣu ’l-Ḥikam 149     CHAPTER III   THE ODES OF IBNU ’L-FÁRIḌ 162     INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES 267 INDEX OF SUBJECTS 272 INDEX OF TECHNICAL TERMS, ETC. 278

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1 Sahil Badruddin = ""For al-Arabi, human beings are thus “an abridgment of the great cosmic book,” and those few individuals who have “fully realized [their] essential oneness with the Divine Being,” to quote Reynold Nicholson, are transformed into what al-Arabi terms “the Perfect Man” (also called “the Universal Man”)."-No god but God, Reza Aslan "