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Insan al-Kamil, al-

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    Insan al-Kamil, al-

    The perfect person. Within the Islamic mystical tradition this term was originally used to refer to the Prophet Muhammad , who was considered to be the first Islamic mystic. Some Sufi teachers adopted the title for themselves, believing that a perfect being with divine knowledge was essential in the present world to truly guide mystics.

    See also Ibn al-Arabi, Muhyi al-Din

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