In classical Ismaili cosmology, the first Existent Being that gets originated as a result of the Divine Command is Universal Intellect, which is ‘One’ in its absolute form but it also contains in its substance all things in their multiplicity. Intellect is not theoretically defined as God, but much of the language that is used […]

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