Arabis


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Arabis

 

rock cress), a genus of annual and perennial herbs of the family Cruciferae. The plants have entire leaves, and their flowers are usually white, pink, or lilac. The fruit is a silique. There are more than 100 species, distributed mainly in the temperate belt of the northern hemisphere and in the mountains of tropical Africa. The USSR has approximately 40 species, which grow primarily in the mountains, along dry slopes, and in dry meadows, steppes, and the tundra. The wall rock cress (A. caucasica) and some other species are nectiferous. A number of species, such as the mountain rock cress (A. alpina) and the wall rock cress, are raised as ornamentals.

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(4) Henry Corbin, Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi, tr.
Chittick, The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al- 'Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989).
(7) Don Sylvester Houedard, "Ibn 'Arabi's Contribution to the Wider Ecumenism," in Stephen Hirtenstein and Michael Tieman, eds., Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi: A Commemorative Volume (Shaltesbury, Dorset, U.K., and Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1993), pp.
(11) Ibn 'Arabi, Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, XII.4, cited in Reynold A[lleyne] Nicholson, Studies in Islamic Mysticism (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1967 repr.
(13) Ibn 'Arabi, Dhakhair al-A 'laq Sharh Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, ed.
Also see Ibn 'Arabi, Fusus al-Hikam (Beriut: Dar al-Kitab al-'Arabi, 1980), pp.
IV:32, Ibn 'Arabi wrote that the actual structure of Ka'bah including hair is itself triadic; the cube emerges only if we consider the building as it stands presently.
(23) According to Ibn 'Arabi, before God creates anything in the spatiotemporal world, it has the ontological status of being a "possible entity fixed in Divine Knowledge." It is this pre-existent entity to which God addresses the command "Be!" (Fut.