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Entries by William C. Chittick, Ph.D. from 11/2010

Islam and the Goal of Love

| Posted 11.06.2010 | Religion

Love, in short, aims at communion, union, unity. Tawhid is the assertion of oneness and unity, but it is only an assertion, not the reality. Love is the energy that drives the quest for integration.

Islam, God and the Shining Light of Love

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Religion

The radiance of love's eternal light gives rise to the universe. The goal of love is to overcome separation, to bridge gaps, to bring the two lovers together as one. If love is to do its work, people must recognize the light and love it in return.