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* This review on Ibn Arabi - Time and Cosmology and the Single Monad Model, by Prof. Shigeru Kamada (University of Tokyo), was published in the Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford University Press), Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 418-420, see also: or

Here are some excerts from this review:

One of the remarkable characteristics of this book is its constant reference to the latest developments of the theories of modern physics.

The similarity between the world-view of modern physics and that of Ibn Arabi is interesting, and this kind of study should be encouraged. ... I wonder if Ibn Arabi's theory could be successfully expressed in mathematical formulas. A work which succeeded in doing that would bridge humanities and science, and contribute to mutual understanding between the two fields of human knowledge.

The most important contribution of this book seems to me its elucidation of the complicated process of creation/manifestation, which makes clear the link between the metaphysical One and the phenomenal Many, the cardinal question of mysticism. Another contribution is that it clarifies in a concrete way how a Muslim mystic formed his thought through inspired reflection on particular Quranic texts.

Prof. James Morris (Boston College) writes in the forewrod:

This constantly challenging and thought-provoking study is clearly the fruit of years of research on one of the most difficult subjects to be found in the writings of one of Islam's most seminal, creative, inspired, and notoriously difficult thinkers. So even those who may find Ibn Arabi's language and speculations difficult to follow will surely come away from their reading with a heightened appreciation of the relative poverty, thoughtlessness, and lack of sophistication in today's dominant public discourse about religion and science.

* This is Kirkus review of the Ultimate Symmetry, that is Volume III of the Single Monad Model:

Here are some excerts from this review:

"At the heart of this book is the postulation of “nested symmetries,” five kinds that account for the “apparent dynamic multiplicity of creation.” Oneness of God is “conceived” as an “abstract point beyond geometry.” Normal symmetry applies to the physical world governed by the laws of classical mechanics, specifically the elements of space and time understood in Euclidean terms. Super-symmetry denotes the relation between the physical and psychical, which is essentially identical to Quantum Field Theory’s matter/antimatter couplet. Hyper-symmetry refers to the connection, explored in quantum mechanics, between particles and waves and, by extension, the appearance of continuous space. And ultimate symmetry explains how the curved space of contemporary physics can be generated from Euclidean geometry’s “homogenous” space. Underlying these threads is the divine Principle of Love, the original source of motion that explains the universe’s longing to continuously return to a state of harmony." -- Kirkus Reviews

* This is Kirkus review of the Duality of Time, that is Volume II of the Single Monad Model:

Here are some excerts from this review:

"A historically illuminating account of an ancient but still relevant conception of the universe." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A researcher offers a comprehensive presentation of an ancient Islamic theory of time that has implications for modern cosmology and physics." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The author's command of the pertinent historical and theoretical material is breathtaking, with some of hisconclusions peculiar but tantalizing. For example, he argues that ancient alchemy can actually be understood as a precursor to quantum mechanics, and that Ibn al-Arabi anticipates contemporary discussions of black holes." -- Kirkus Reviews

"According to Haj Yousef (The Single Monad Model of the Cosmos, 2007), the medieval Islamic philosopher Ibn al-Arabi devised a cosmology that not only anticipates the emergence of modern quantum mechanics, but also provides solutions to its most vexing problems. At the heart of Ibn al-Arabi's view of the universe is adualistic conception of time. On the one hand, time is ontologically real if understood from the perspective of each moment. But the experience of time is always as a continuous volume--a perceptual distortion of the real world, an imaginary manifestation. The paradox of our observation of time is that we're only ever encountering time as the past, the continual re-creation of each discrete moment ad infinitum.As a result, the world bifurcates into two states: a vacuum, the empty space that constitutes time in its reality, and the void, the phenomenal expression of time as we experience it.This division opens up the possibility of simultaneously existing dimensions, thereby creating the conditions for a monistic harmony of the psychical and the physical." -- Kirkus Reviews

These are various Amazon reviews:

* Single Monad Model Book Reviews on Amazon.

* Duality of Time Book Reviews on Amazon.

* Ultimate Symmetry Book Reviews on Amazon.

* Meccan Revelations Book Reviews on Amazon.


Message from the Author:

I have no doubt that this is the most significant discovery in the history of mathematics, physics and philosophy, ever!

This unique understanding of geometry will cause a paradigm shift in our knowledge of the fundamental nature of the cosmos and its corporeal and incorporeal structures.

Enjoy reading... , all the Best !

Mohamed bin Ali Haj Yousef

The science of Time is a noble science, that reveals the secret of Eternity. Only the Elites of Sages may ever come to know this secret. It is called the First Age, or the Age of ages, from which time is emerging.
Ibn al-Arabi [The Meccan Revelations: Volume I, page 156. - Trns. Mohamed Haj Yousef]

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Because He loves beauty, Allah invented the World with ultimate perfection, and since He is the All-Beautiful, He loved none but His own Essence. But He also liked to see Himself reflected outwardly, so He created (the entities of) the World according to the form of His own Beauty, and He looked at them, and He loved these confined forms. Hence, the Magnificent made the absolute beauty --routing in the whole World-- projected into confined beautiful patterns that may diverge in their relative degrees of brilliance and grace.
paraphrased from: Ibn al-Arabi [The Meccan Revelations: IV.269.18 - trans. Mohamed Haj Yousef]