Can Creatures ‘adorn themselves’ with the Names of God?

David B. Burrell

The operative alternative to conceptual knowing in Islam is trust, the epitome of which is found in the state of tawakkul, elaborated by Al-Ghazzali in the central book of his Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-din as the complement to tawhid, which culminates in the believer’s profound conviction ‘of the unalterable justice and excellence of things as they are, of the ‘perfect rightness of the actual’.

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