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ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī

ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī (c.1365/6–c.1412 (AH 767–815)). A Muslim mystic who was a follower of Ibn al-ʿArabī's system and wrote the Sūfī treatise Al-Insān al-Kāmil (The Perfect Man), dealing with cosmic, metaphysical, and ontological problems.

Jīlī elaborated the doctrine of Muḥammad as the Logos, the Perfect Man (al-Insān-al-Kāmil). This absolutely Perfect Man is the Prophet Muḥammad, and in every age the Perfect Men are an outward manifestation of the essence of Muḥammad. Muḥammad should be loved and adored as the most perfect manifestation of the Lord.

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