Citation for Insan al-Kamil, al-

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"Insan al-Kamil, al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 23, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1040>.

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"Insan al-Kamil, al-." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1040 (accessed Jan 23, 2020).

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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