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Al-Būsnawī’s Thought

The major feature of al-Būsnawī’s thought is the depth and subtlety of his understanding of the metaphysical dialectic of the Oneness of Being (waḥdat al-wujūd), and the extraordinary clarity with which he was able to interpret works by Ibn al-ʿArabī, Rūmī and other authors for his audience. As Ceyhan observes (p. 37 n. 4), al-Būsnawī ‘managed to synthesise the wisdom of Ibn al-ʿArabī, al-Qūnawī and Mawlānā at a very…

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Stephen Hirtenstein, “Al-Būsnawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000050>
First published online: 2021

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