Al-Wujūd al-Haqq And The Oneness of Being

(These are short quotes from Chittick’s Central Point about Ibn ‘Arabî and Wahdatu-l Wujud.)

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It is obvious that Ibn ‘Arabî did accept that wujūd is one. However, the wujūd he is talking about is al-wujūd al-haqq, the Real Being, or the Being that is God.

In other words, to say that Ibn ‘Arabî believed in wahdat al-wujūd is to state the obvious. All Muslims who understand that wujūd means al-wujūd al-haqq, the Real Being, know that Being is one; therefore they believe in wahdat al-wujūd.  Continue reading