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Among the issues which have been raised in the Islamic philosophy and mysticism, Idea and Imagination play an essential role to explain many Islamic beliefs such as the resurrection, the life after death and soul incorporeity.
Ibn-al Arabi, Mulla Sadra, Ibn Sina and Sheikh-al Ishraq have dealt with these issues and addressed them. For Ibn-al Arabi, Imagination (Al-Qial) is the place of conflicts, a paradoxical fact which is neither available, nor destroyed, neither known, nor unknown. He believes that imagination is vastest as well as narrowest known objects with which we can understand the sensorial and imaginal forms. For him, Ama (blind state) would not appear if imagination did not exist. He believes that imagination is the slave of the rational soul and due to the ownership, it has a kind of sovereignty, the sovereignty of the imagination is that it shapes soul in any form. From the perspective of Mulla Sadra, innate power of imagination is sometimes acquisitive and sometimes indigenous. Among the ways to reach lightening objects are to prevent from eating, drinking, sleeping and getting rid of indolence. Mulla Sadra believes that the soul has an imaginational faculty by which it can create and compose forms which have no existence in worlds of intelligences and external objects, even in the world of ideas