The perception of the Ultimate Truth.

The perception of the Truth….

An intellectually defined truth is not Real by necessity, for any given definition of the Truth is bounded by the specific intellectual constraints of Man. Hence such definition of the Truth is mere relative and not absolute.

Ontologically we can divide the human intellect into two dimensions; 1-immaterial 2- material. The first one is divine in nature where as the second one lower in nature because of its dependence on the inevitable constraints of matter. Accordingly, when our intellect claims that it knows the Absolute Truth then such claim, necessarily do not represent the Absolute Truth, in the absolute sense. For such claim is only sought by the material intellect, which is veiled from the Ultimate Truth. But when the intellect claims that it is striving to pursue the Ultimate Truth then such attempts represent the journey towards the Ultimate Truth. For in this journey the material intellect, would not venture into these high and sublime Realities rather the Divine intellect (the immaterial intellect) is more suitable to explore such journey. The Divine Intellect does not dare to claim that it knows the Truth, for the Exalted nature of the Truth enables this Divine Intellect to perceive its irrelevancy in relation to the Ultimate Truth. 

The best parallel to better understanding the notion of the Absolute Truth is the likeness of a Diamond. It is known fact that a brilliant cut diamond has about 58 facets or angles through which light is passed which causes its glitter. So for the sake of argument lets call these facets as windows through which an observer is able to look through and attempts to define what he or she sees.  When we attempt to define this diamond then every one will define it from one angle of his or her own perspective, where every perspective is unique and relative to the intellectual capacities of Man, for Man’s perspective is greatly influenced by various worldly factors; such as his upbringing conditions and circumstances, his or her acquired knowledge, and cultural values, etc..All these factors will form a thick lens through which the observer gives his opinion and definition of what he sees. This follows that each opinion regarding this diamond is relative and not absolute; it does not represent the true definition of the Ultimate Truth. In other words, we can say from a philosophical stand point that the Absolute Truth is Absolute in respect to Itself but it is relative in respect to our intellect. Thus far we conclude a very inevitable fact and that is the human intellect incapable of comprehending the Absolute Truth which would lead us to believe that the comprehension of the Absolute Truth is subjective and NOT absolute.

Adill Hissan

Imam Ali meets al-khizir

Here is an article which was published few years ago I am publishing it again because I feel there is a need for it in light of what is happening in our world today. I hope you will enjoy it. God bless.


Imam Ali meets al-khizir (4)

“Ask me before you lose me”

Never in the recorded history of mankind that any man, intellectual, philosopher, or any human social ranking, have the confidence to say to people “ask me before you lose me, that I know about the paths of heavens more than I know of the paths of the Earth(1)”; this statement was uttered by Imam Ali at the Mosque before many Muslims, during the occasion of his election as a forth Caliph. He has not only said such profound statement but surely he has substantiated it with a vast ocean of wisdom which is still being considered the main source of spiritual guidance for all truth seekers from all denominations. It is worth noting here that it seems that all types of people want to claim some kind of relationship to Imam Ali.

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Where the term Sufism comes from



People have differed in the original meaning of the term “Sufism” many westerners who are Sufis claim that this term has nothing to do with Islam rather it existed way before Islam, neglecting the linguistic structure of the term “Sufim” which is related to the Arabic language without any shadow of a doubt. Others however acknowledged its relation to the Arabic language but insist its existant predate Islam. Obviously the opinion which is closer to the real meaning of Sufism in terms of language which is the main point of this short essay. Looking at both opinions we see both sides share the same term but differ in origin. We conclude from this reality that there is some kind of confusion of the true nature of Sufism and its relationship to its term. In other words they seem to deal with it as an ideology classified by the term…

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