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12th-Century Persian Philosopher Offers Insight Into Sufi Mysticism

A Mirror to Reflect God

Ayn al-Quḍāt’s brilliance as a Sufi master and philosopher comes through in his Arabic and Persian work. A translated excerpt from “The Essence of Reality” offers a rare and accessible opportunity to interact with the Sufi mysticism that influenced his era and the worldview of philosophers who came after him.