The ring analogy is generally associated with Ibn Arabī and his Fu ū al- ikam. However, al- akīm al-Tirmidhī uses this same analogy as a way of expressing various aspects of walāya within his original and multi-layered doctrine of the concept. The present article's understanding of Tirmidhī's ring analogy and its relationship to his doctrine of walāya builds upon the work of Radtke and others who have sought to explain the major features of Tirmidhī's doctrine. The use of the ring analogy by Tirmidhī and Ibn Arabī after him leads us to posit a shared mode of thought and expression that helps situate and elucidate Ibn Arabī's esoteric doctrine of walāya within a framework developed by Tirmidhī.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Sufi Studies|
|State||Published - 2018|
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- Al- akīm al-Tirmidhī
- Ibn Arabī
- Ring analogy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Religious studies