AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT DIVINE REVELATION IS IN IBN ARABI'S MYSTICAL THOUGHTS AND IDEAS
Keywords:Revelation; Ibn Arabi; Thoughts; Ideas; God
Revelation is one of the issues that has occupied the minds of the human race and has forced them to search and research to answer their questions and doubts in this regard. Ibn Arabi, a prominent mystic of Islam, has studied this issue in detail and has answered human doubts and questions in this regard. He confines Revelation to a reference to the revealing of abstract rational meanings in sensory forms at the level of imagination, which is revealed to living beings, especially human beings, as a result of divine blessings, in order to free themselves from the misguidance of the material world and follow the divine way— examining what divine Revelation and the doubts about this mysterious consciousness in Ibn Arabi's mystical thoughts and ideas can answer many questions and doubts of people about Revelation, especially among the followers of the heavenly religions. This research intends to first define Revelation and express the reality and nature of Revelation from Ibn Arabi's point of view through the descriptive-analytical method, then continue by examining two types of general Revelation and special Revelation from his point of view and by expressing and analyzing the quality and revelation levels from the Ibn Arabi’s point of view. Ibn Arabi believes that Revelation has an eternal source and is revealed in five stages, which includes all beings, both human and non-human. However, in the meantime, the highest type of this divine word is the Revelation specific to the Shari'a, which is only for the divine prophets and in order to implement the Shari'a in the realm of the senses, which highest state of Revelation is that it is revealed directly to the pure heart of the Prophet by God Almighty.