عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Cosmology has always been considered by the non-Islamic and Islamic thinkers. They have made use of various methods in order to achieve such knowledge. As one of the thinkers in the history of philosophy and like Muslim mystics, Plotinus offered a coherent and logical explanation of the universe and its hierarchy. Plotinus believes that the intellectual world is composed of three hypostases or elements. These hypostases are: The One, Nous and Soul.
Muslim mystics have found a particular hierarchy of universe. “The position of essence”, they believe, is the best above all stages. Providing the documents, the author has used the analytical method to compare Plotinus’ theory of The One with the mystical “position of essence”.
Important achievements of this study are finding common aspects between theory of The One and the “station of essence” such as: Excellence, absoluteness, referred to without a name and a description, unknowable and etc.