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Sufi Narratives of IntimacyIbn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality$
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Sa'diyya Shaikh

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835333

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh

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Charting Ibn ʿArabī's Religious Anthropology

Charting Ibn ʿArabī's Religious Anthropology

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(p.61) Chapter Two Charting Ibn ʿArabī's Religious Anthropology
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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy
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Saʿdiyya Shaikh

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh.6

This chapter delves into Ibn Άrabī's biographical accounts and writings, all of which are rich with insights and discourses about the nature of God, creation, and humanity. By examining his cosmology and view of human nature and purpose, it provides better understanding of his insights on gender ideology. The chapter also explores how Ibn Άrabī's formulations on human nature translate into issues of law and social relations of gender.

Keywords:   Ibn Άrabī, God, creation, humanity, cosmology, human nature, gender ideology, law, social relations

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