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Ibn Sab‘in, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Haqq (1217–68)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-H033-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Ibn Sab‘in is well-known in Islamic philosophy for presenting perhaps the most radical form of Sufism. He argued that everything is really just one thing, part of the deity, and that breaking up reality into different units is to deny the nature of creation. He was hostile as a result to the attempts of the philosophers who were inspired by Aristotle to develop logic as a means to understand reality. The best way to attain the truth is the mystical path, and this is achieved by appreciating the unity of everything, not by analysing reality into separable concepts.

Citing this article:
Omran, Elsayed M. H.. Ibn Sab‘in, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Haqq (1217–68), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-H033-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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