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zahir  Term Image (ẓāhir) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: External, apparent.
Long Description: Opposite of bāṭin (inner, hidden). Aẓ-Ẓāhir : the External, or the Apparent, is one of the Names of God in the Qur’ān.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Form and Substance in the Religions (Chapter “The Cross of Space and Time in Koranic Onomatology”)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms