E Unum Pluribus

The Islamic mystic al-Kharraz tells us: “Only God has the right to say ‘I’.”

This necessary insight has nothing to do with Islam, or even God.

4 Comments

  1. Ahmed says

    Malcolm,

    Are you speaking of AbuSai’d Ahmed Elbeghdadi, the Sufi(a spiritual Islamic school of thought) who wrote the book of truth or El’khrazi, the poet.

    Posted June 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    I’m talking about the former: the Sufi Abu Sa’id Ahmad ibn ‘Isa al-Kharraz of Baghdad (al-Baghdadi), who died sometime around 892.

    Posted June 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  3. Ahmed says

    Well, then be careful, as you may not reach the level of gnosis.

    Posted June 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Few do.

    Posted June 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink