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qalb  Term Image (al-qalb) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: Heart.
Long Description: The organ of supra-rational intuition, which corresponds to the heart just as thought corresponds to the brain. The fact that people of today localize feeling and not intellectual intuition in the heart proves that for them it is feeling that occupies the center of the individuality.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: Note the analogy between the root of the word (QLB) and the root of qābil (QBL).
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms