With Particular Attention to al-Andalus (Muslim Spain)
It is the religious act in itself, in its concrete actuality and physicality, which reflects and embodies God’s creative powers. By carefully performing the commandments, the worshipper, in a mysterious way, participates in God’s work and its influence in the cosmos. Moreover, man can even activate something which reaches far beyond the immediate, visible aspects of his act.
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Republished here with warm thanks to Prof. Sviri.