Paraphrased: Among the degrees of the universal Manifestation, each sentient creature typically experiences an illusory sense of autonomy. At the same time, with or without the creature's awareness, the creature subsists eternally as an "immutable prototype" in the divine Knowledge.
Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, footnote 23, pp. 200-201
Contributed by: Zaady