Everything we call other than God, everything we call the universe, is related to the Divine Being as the shadow to the person. The world is God's shadow. . . . The shadow is at once God and something other than God. Everything we perceive is the Divine Being in the eternal hexeities of the possibles.
Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 191
Contributed by: Zaady