عنوان مقاله [English]
Ibn arabi believes that the Intermediate World is a contour between two things, the knowledge of which is rational, yet its existence is imaginary. He divides the levels of the Intermediate World's existence into two categories: descending Intermediate World (immutable entities) and ascending Intermediate World (Intermediate World after death). He believes that imagination is a «non-existing and non-extinct» or «existing and extinct» being. This appears to be a paradox, but not only is it not a paradox, but also it shows a special relationship between the virtual existence of creatures and the real being of self-existent. He divides the imagination's existing positions into connected and disconnected imaginations, and places the common people's dreams in these two categories; but he attributes the prophets' dreams, revelations and their divine inspiration into disconnected imagination.