Universal Intellect or Reason. It is the corresponding term to the concept of nous as used in the Greek Neoplatonism of Plotinus (d. 270). It is the first entity that emanates from the divinity, and from which the Universal soul emanates. Fatimid Ismaili thinkers such as Abu Ya‘qub al–Sijistani (d. after 971) built on this concept and wrote that God originates the first intellect through his command (amr). See also nafs–i kull.