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- (Islam) the height of human understanding, especially that of a mystic
1996, Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, “The meaning and concept of philosophy in Islam”, in Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Oliver Leaman, editors, History of Islamic Philosophy, London [u.a.]: Routledge, ISBN 9780415056670, page 24:
- Henry Corbin, employed the term théosophie rather than philosophy to translate into French the term hikmah as understood by Suhrawardi and later sages such as Mulla Sadra, and we have also rendered al-hikmat al-muta aliyah of Mulla Sadra into English as "transcendent theosophy" and have sympathy for Corbin's translation of the term.
hikmah (plural hikmah-hikmah)