Category: Philosophy

“Vision comprehendeth Him not…”:  Ismaili Doctrine of God Beyond Being and Non-being

​“God is completely different to whatever you imagine; He neither resembles anything nor can imagination [ever] attain Him,for how could imagination ever attain Him while He is totally different to what is bound by reason and [also] different from what can be pictured in imagination?He … Continue reading “Vision comprehendeth Him not…”:  Ismaili Doctrine of God Beyond Being and Non-being

Khalil Andani : Universal Intellect As The First Originated Being

Universal Intellect: The First Originated Being In classical Isma‘ili thought, the Universal Intellect (al-‘aql al-kull) is the First Originated Being which has come into being directly through God’s Word/Command. The Universal Intellect is the most perfect being in all existence and encompasses all realities. The … Continue reading Khalil Andani : Universal Intellect As The First Originated Being