Arabian gnosis (Irfan) teaches we are like shadows of the eternal. We are the forms, images , colours covering the monad (God). We are shadows because we are the parts of the whole who have forgotten the whole. We are the images in the mirror who have forgotten there is a mirror and that other images are in the mirror too.
The monad does nothing at all, the universal mind does everything. All the judging comes from the universal mind. The universal mind has absolutely nothing to do with the Monad (God). The universe does not know the Wujud (eternal reality of the God) except as its substance (Zaat).