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 This is the second book on the subject of time. In “The Single Monad of the Cosmos” we introduced Ibn al-Arabi's eccentric view of time and explored the general aspects of his cosmology and cosmogony. This unique view of time has never been discussed elsewhere, before or even after Ibn al-Arabi, although it is indeed central to understanding the controversial theory of the “oneness of being”. This is probably because of the difficult symbolic language he usually used, in addition to the fact that his overall cosmological understanding of time is intentionally dispersed and widely scattered over his many works and in different contexts within the various chapters of the Meccan Revelations.

This book is intended for the scientific community, so I tried my best to keep the discussion formal, although the nature of the subject is actually interdisciplinary, especially that it has been developed from the particular Sufi mystical thinking within the wider frame of Islamic philosophy. Nevertheless, there will be some important groundbreaking conceptions and conclusions, deeply related to the core of natural philosophy and even mathematics, or geometry and number theory, in addition to physics and cosmology. However, unlike the previous book, which was more descriptive in its exploring the mystical views, at least the main chapters of this book, that deal directly with the complex geometry of time, are going to be more rigorous and precise in introducing the new conceptions and analyzing the subsequent claims.

Additionally, because of the complexity of this subject and its interdisciplinary nature that has been drawn from various sources, including physics, cosmology, philosophy and theology; some introductory chapters were necessary to put the various conceptions in their wider intellectual sense and historical context. By doing that, I also hope that this short but comprehensive review will help the readers in realizing the huge gap and discrepancies between modern science and ancient philosophy and theology; this time the latter is the most superior. In the recent centuries, science mostly won all the battles against religion, by distancing its theories away from any alleged theological interpretations or ancient implicit philosophies, thus inventing its own rigorous theoretical and experimental methods to fight against the helpless ancient putative mythologies that could not face all the overwhelming cherished applications and evident inventions made available only through this rigorous modern science. Nonetheless, theology is now coming back to rescue modern science out of its cosmological catastrophe, because it is the only authority that has the elixir, namely: Oneness. For this reason, also, there will be some concluding chapters about metaphysics and divinity.

I believe that this research made a breakthrough in mathematics, physics, and cosmology, as well as natural philosophy, because it exposes a deeper level of time and theory of creation that could explain many persisting problems in these various fields. The main result of the Duality of Time is that vacuum is now the real time, while our time is genuinely imaginary or latent to it, which makes it described as void. This vacuum-void duality is basically the same ancient atomistic philosophy, reinterpreted out of the most original theological and philosophical conceptions, combined together with the conclusions of modern physics and cosmology.

Henceforth, the resulting hypothesis will lead to all the philosophical and mathematical principles of modern quantum and relativity theories, joining them together in a unique way that is capable of solving the current major problems and discrepancies, while also joining together the various scientific arenas and offering many possibilities for extraordinary future applications.