We know that the Quran affirms that man is the best creation of Allah. But, does the Quran go further to suggest that 'Man is made in the image and likeness of God' or the lesser 'man is made in the image of the universe' that is claimed by the Christian theology in the Bible and Eastern traditions like Hinduism? Here image is not necessarily a physical image or form.
Edit: There are some references in the Hadiths which suggests that Man is made in the image of God. Is this accepted as a genuine hadith by Islamic scholars? The hadith “Allah created Adam in His/his image (`ala suratihi)” was narrated from Abu Hurayrah by both Bukhari and Muslim.
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Al-futuhat al Makiyyah of ibn 'Arabi