Author(s): Sefa BARDAKCI
Ibn Arabi (died in 1240) put forward his opinions with a different style on many matters, which are at the center of sufistic thought. He wrote some works on Asma AlHusna – the Excellent Names of Allah –, which is one of the subjects of Kalam (Islamic Theology), and he also handled this subject in his other works. He handled the number of Asma Al-Husna – the Excellent Names of Allah – in a sufistic style. He does not say explicitly that there are infinite numbers of the excellent names of Allah in his works. However, it is inclined to say that he held the opinion of the excellent names of Allah being infinite since he has a nearly pantheistic style in his explanations. In fact, he does not express a clear opinion on the excellent names of Allah being infinite. For this reason, this subject is significant for research era. In this study, relation between Allah and His attributes, Allah’s name- Allah Himself, the excellent names of Allah’s (Asma Al-Husna) being dependent on permission of Allah, and the number of Allah’s names have been mentioned. In addition, the drawbacks of an inclination to that view have been touched on.