Wednesday, January 17, 2007

112)The cascading upward sequence of knowledge from matter to spirit.

This is an excellent article, from the website of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, U.K., which describes the rich desire of people in medieval Muslim civilizations to avail themselves of the cascading sequence of knowledge, ranging from rationally-acquired knowledge about the material universe to transcendental knowledge about the divine and everything in-between:


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3