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Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries

Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937226
Release 2008-01-28
Pages 136
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A major work of mystical literature, this account focuses on 14 visions in the form of dramatic conversations with the divine, interspersed with dazzling visionary episodes regarding the nature of existence, humans' relationship with reality, and the way to achieve true happiness. The introduction presents a resume of Ibn 'Arabi's life and examines in detail the style and symbolism of the contemplations. Presented for the first time in English, this work is a superb example of Ibn 'Arabi's inimitable style and deep perception.

The Seven Days of the Heart

The Seven Days of the Heart Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937073
Release 2008-01-28
Pages 160
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Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The 14 prayers include not only the most astounding expressions of devotion and contemplation, but also an unparalleled depth of knowledge of union. The very structure of the prayers is itself a mode of contemplation, making for a unique spiritual experience.

Beshara and Ibn Arabi

Beshara and Ibn  Arabi Author Suha Taji-Farouki
ISBN-10 9781905937264
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 480
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Investigating sufi-inspired spirituality in the modern world, this multi-faceted and interdisciplinary volume focuses on Beshara, a spiritual movement that applies the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi in a non-Muslim context. It traces the movements emergence in sixties Britain and analyses its major teachings and practices, exploring through this case-study the interface between Sufism and the New Age, and the encounter between Islam and the West. Examining from a global perspective the impact of cultural transformations associated with modernisation and globalisation on religion, this timely volume concludes by tracing possible futures of Sufi spirituality both in the West and in the Muslim world.

The Unlimited Mercifier

The Unlimited Mercifier Author Stephen Hirtenstein
ISBN-10 9781905937387
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 304
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This unique portrait of the great Andalusian mystic uses his own writings to tell the story of his life and teachings. Chapters of biography are interwoven with chapters portraying the central elements of his thought and are supplemented with photographs and maps.

The Seals of Wisdom

The Seals of Wisdom Author
ISBN-10 9833710190
Release 2006
Pages 262
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The Seals of Wisdom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Seals of Wisdom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Seals of Wisdom book for free.

The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation

The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937325
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 80
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Objective and illuminating, this treatise, written by Sufi leader Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, presents a fundamental analysis of spiritual practice. Underscoring the importance of silence, seclusion, hunger, and vigilance, this guide demonstrates that these activities are both physical and spiritual. Providing the necessary tools for an enlightened life, this dual-language edition incorporates the first critical edition of the Arabic text, gathered from the best-surviving manuscripts. An introduction, and translation of chapter 53 of the renowned Futuhat al-Makkiyya, are also included.

Reformation of Islamic Thought

Reformation of Islamic Thought Author Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd
ISBN-10 9789053568286
Release 2006
Pages 112
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After September 11, Islam became nearly synonymous with fundamentalism in the eyes of Western media and literature. However widely held this view may be, it is at odds with Islam’s rich political history. Renowned Egyptian scholar Nasr Abû Zayd here considers the full breadth of contemporary Muslim writings to examine the diverse political, religious, and cultural views that inform discourse in the Islamic world. Reformation of Islamic Thought explores the writings of intellectuals from Egypt to Iran to Indonesia, probing their efforts to expand Islam beyond traditional and legalistic interpretations. Zayd reveals that many Muslim thinkers advocate culturally enlightened Islam with an emphasis on individual faith. He then investigates the extent of these Muslim reformers’ success in generating an authentic renewal of Islamic ideology, asking if such thinkers have escaped the traditionalist trap of presenting a negative image to the West. A fascinating and highly relevant study for our times, Reformation of Islamic Thought is an essential analysis of Islam’s present and future.

An Ocean Without Shore

An Ocean Without Shore Author Michel Chodkiewicz
ISBN-10 0791416259
Release 1993
Pages 184
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An Ocean Without Shore is a study of Ibn Arabi, known in Islam as al-Shaykh al-Akbar, the Greatest Spiritual Master. In the introduction, Chodkiewicz provides a good deal of documentation for the often heard claim that Ibn Arabi has been the most influential thinker in Islam over the past seven hundred years. He shows that this has been true, not only among the intellectual elite, but also among the common believers. He explains why a few Muslims have considered Ibn al-Arabi the greatest heretic of Islam, while for many others he is Islam's greatest spiritual teacher. In the main body of the book, Chodkiewicz demonstrates that Ibn Arabi's writings are firmly grounded in the Koran. In doing this he also shows that Ibn Arabi's Koranic roots run far deeper than has heretofore been imagined. He explains that principles of Ibn Arabi's Koranic hermeneutics with unprecedented clarity, and in bringing out the primary importance of the Shaykh's magnum opus, The Futuhat Makkiyya, he solves a good number of riddles about the text that have puzzled modern readers. Chodkiewicz's work shows how, for Ibn Arabi, the iniatory voyage is a voyage in the divine word itself.

Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society

Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn   Arabi Society Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081474903
Release 2006
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Divine Sayings

Divine Sayings Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937134
Release 2005-04-01
Pages 208
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Inspiring insight into the spiritual depth of Islam is presented in this English translation of Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi's Mishkat al-Anwar, one of the most influential early collections of hadith qudsi, the sayings of God as transmitted by Muhammad. The meaning of hadith, hadith qudsi, and the importance of the terms in the text are explained in a comprehensive 90-page introduction. A bibliography, indexes on the individual hadith, the names of the important transmitters, and two appendices on the manuscript sources and chains of transmission provide unfamiliar readers with resources to fully appreciate the work. An Arabic version of the Mishkat al-Anwar, culled from the oldest surviving manuscripts and presented in a handsome calligraphic style, is also included.

The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad

The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad Author Marion Holmes Katz
ISBN-10 9781135983949
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 296
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In the medieval period, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (the mawlid) was celebrated in popular narratives and ceremonies that expressed the religious agendas and aspirations of ordinary Muslims, including women. This book examines the Mawlid from its origins to the present day and provides a new insight into how an aspect of everyday Islamic piety has been transformed by modernity. The book gives a window into the religious lives of medieval Muslim women, rather than focusing on the limitations that were placed on them and shows how medieval popular Islam was coherent and meaningful, not just a set of deviations from scholarly norms. Concise in both historical and textual analysis, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary Muslim devotional practices and will be of great interest to postgraduate students and researchers of Islam, religious studies and medieval studies.


Sufi Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000093089658
Release 2002
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The Secrets of Voyaging

The Secrets of Voyaging Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937431
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 428
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According to Ibn 'Arabi, voyaging never ceases, and this applies in all worlds and dimensions. The paradigmatic voyages recounted in this remarkable book offer the reader an inexhaustible source of reflection. As a well-known Sufi saying puts it, 'the spiritual journey is called "voyage" (safar) because it "unveils" (yusfiru) the characters of the Men of God'. The Secrets of Voyaging explores the theme of journeying and spiritual unveiling as it plays out in the cosmos, in scripture and within the soul of the mystic. Beginning with a series of cosmological contemplations, Ibn 'Arabi then turns to his own selective readings of Prophetic lore, in which he gives profound insights on the voyages of Muhammad, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Jacob and Joseph, and Moses. Angela Jaffray's translation brings this major treatise to an English-speaking audience for the first time. It is accompanied by a new edition of the Arabic text based on a manuscript in Ibn 'Arabi's own hand, an introduction and extensive notes. It also includes a rich in-depth commentary that will guide the reader through Ibn 'Arabi's subtle and allusive writing.

Roads to Paradise Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam 2 vols

Roads to Paradise  Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam  2 vols Author Sebastian Günther
ISBN-10 9789004333154
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 1550
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Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam offers a multi-disciplinary study of Muslim thought on paradise, death, and the hereafter. It promises to become the definitive reference work on Islamic eschatology.

Ibn Arab Time and Cosmology

Ibn    Arab     Time and Cosmology Author Mohamed Haj Yousef
ISBN-10 9781134065905
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 256
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This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new cosmological model that may deepen and extend our understanding of the world, while potentially solving some of the drawbacks in the current models such as the historical Zeno's paradoxes of motion and the recent Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.

Know Yourself

Know Yourself Author Ibn al-Arabi
ISBN-10 0904975657
Release 2011
Pages 81
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A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection Author Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
ISBN-10 9781905937196
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 150
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Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as "The Most Elevated Cycle" (al-Dawr al-a'la) or "The Prayer of Protection" (Hizb al-wiqaya), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful and powerful prayer. It includes a transliteration for those unable to read Arabic, who wish to recite the prayer in the original language. Showing the importance of Ibn ‘Arabi's devotional teaching, the book explores the prayer's contemporary life, properties and historical transmission. It gives full details of generations of well-known scholars and Sufi masters who have transmitted the prayer, providing an intimate and fascinating insight into Islamic history.