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ayn (pl. ‘ayan)   Term Image (al-‘aī n [pl. al-a‘yān]) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings: ‘ayn, 'ayn
Short Description: Essence, first determination, eye, spring.
Long Description: al-‘ayn ath-thābitah, or sometimes simply al-‘ayn, is the immutable essence, the archetype or the principial possibility of a being or thing
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms