Ibn Arabi, the great Islamic philosopher, understood the true meaning
of Monotheism: there is only one Self.
"Know that this existence is neither you nor other than you.
You do not exist; yet you are also not a nonexistence.
Your existence is not someone else;
nor does your nonexistence make you someone else.
Without being and without not-being,
your existence and your nonexistence
is Allah's being."