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|death_place = District of Ṣāliḥiyya at Jabal QāsiyÅ«n, Damascus, Ayyubid dynasty| school_tradition= Sufism|main_interests = Mysticism, Sufi metaphysics, Poetry|influences = Abu Madyan, Mohammed ibn Qasim al-Tamimi|influenced = Ibn al-Farid, Abu Said al-Baji, Fairuzabadi, Al-Suyuti, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, Yusuf an-Nabhani}}{{Sufism}}Ibn Ê¿Arabi (full name AbÅ« Ê¿Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ê¿AlÄ« ibn Muḥammad ibnÊ¿ArabÄ« al-ḤātimÄ« aá¹­-Ṭāʾī ‎ 26 July 1165 – 16 November 1240), was an ArabToshihiko Izutsu, encyclopedia britannica, "Ibn al-Ê¿ArabÄ« was born in the southeast of Spain, a man of pure Arab blood whose ancestry went back to the prominent Arabian tribe of Ṭāʾī." Andalusian Sunni scholar of Islam, mystic, poet, and philosopher.{{citation|title=Sufi Essays|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=wJ67xFBN2lQC&pg=PA116|quote=It is well known that Ibn 'Arabi, from the point of view of his madhhab was a Sunni...|author=Hossein Nasr|page=116}}Ludwig W. Adamec (2009), Historical Dictionary of Islam, p.134. Scarecrow Press. {{ISBN|0810861615}}. He is renowned among practitioners of Sufism as Shaykh Al-Akbar "the greatest master"Attested by many legendary scholars of Shariah such as al-Alusi al-Hanafi in his magnificent Tafsir where he addressed the Sheikh as: The Sheikh ul Akbar (greatest sheikh), Muhayuddin Ibn Arabi Qudus Allah Ta’la Sira [Ruh ul Ma’ani Volume # 7, Page # 741, the arabic of which states: الشيخ الأكبر محيـي الدين بن عربـي قدس اللـه تعالى سره ] and also as a saint.Al-Suyuti, Tanbih al-Ghabi fi Tanzih Ibn ‘Arabi (p. 17-21)

Biography

'Abū 'Abdullāh Muḥammad ibn 'Alī ibn Muḥammad ibn `Arabī al-Ḥātimī aṭ-Ṭāʾī () was born in Murcia, Taifa of Murcia on Monday, 17th of Ramaḍān 560 AH (26 July 1165 AD) at night. His father was from the tribe of Tayy and claimed descent from the legendary Arabian poet Hatim al-Tai. His mother came from a noble Berber tribe with strong ties to northern Africa.weblink Spiritual Life of Ibn Arabi (p. 35) Al-Arabi mentions his maternal uncle, Yahya ibn Yughman, who was at one point a wealthy prince of the city of Tlemcen, but had left that position to lead a life of spirituality after encountering a Sufi mystic.He went by the names al-Shaykh al-Akbar (i.e., "the Great Shaykh") and Muḥyiddin ibn Arabi. He was also known as Shaikh-e-Akbar Mohi-ud-Din Ibn-e-Arabi in the Subcontinent.WEB,weblink The Meccan Revelations, World Digital Library, 1900–1999, 2013-07-14,

Youth

File:Alcázar of Seville (7077893783).jpg|thumb|SevilleSevilleHis father, ‘Ali ibn Muḥammad, served in the Army of Abu ʿAbd Allah. When Abu ʿAbd Allah died in 1172 AD, ‘Ali ibn Muḥammad swiftly shifted his allegiance to the Almohad Sultan, Abū Ya’qūb Yūsuf I, and became one of his military advisers.{{citation needed|date=August 2012}} His family then relocated from Murcia to Seville.

Education

Ibn ‘Arabī’s intellectual training began in Seville in 578 AH (c. 1182-3 CE). Most of his teachers were the clergy of the Almohad era and some of them held the official posts of Qadi or Khatib.His spiritual mentor in Fes was Mohammed ibn Qasim al-Tamimi.BOOK, John Renard, Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation,weblink 11 February 2012, 18 May 2009, University of California Press, 978-0-520-25896-9, 35, In the year 597 AH (1200-1 CE), he was in Morocco and took his final leave from his master Yūsuf al-Kūmī, who was living in the village of Salé at that time.(File:Ibn Arabi Books.png|thumb|240px|Mediaeval list of Ibn Arabi's books.)

Pilgrim at Mecca

Ibn Arabi undertook Hajj in 598 AH. He lived in Mecca for three years. It was in Mecca that he started writing his work Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya (الفتوحات المكية, "The Meccan Illuminations").

Journeys to the North

After spending time in Mecca, he traveled throughout Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Anatolia.
The year 600 AH witnessed a meeting between Ibn Arabi and Shaykh Majduddīn Isḥāq ibn Yūsuf (شيخ مجد الدين إسحاق بن يوسف), a native of Malatya and a man of great standing at the Seljuk court. This time Ibn ‘Arabī was travelling north; first they visited Medina and in 601 AH they entered Baghdad. This visit besides other benefits offered him a chance to meet the direct disciples of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qādir Jīlānī. Ibn Arabi stayed there only for 12 days because he wanted to visit Mosul to see his friend ‘Alī ibn ‘Abdallāh ibn Jāmi’, a disciple of Qaḍīb al-Bān (قضيب البان). There he spent the month of Ramaḍan and composed Tanazzulāt al-Mawṣiliyya (تنزلات الموصلية), Kitāb al-Jalāl wa’l-Jamāl (كتاب الجلال والجمال, "The Book of Majesty and Beauty") and Kunh mā lā Budda lil-MurīdMinhuBOOK, Hirtenstein, Stephen, The Unlimited Mercifier, The Spiritual life and thought of Ibn 'Arabi, 0953451321, Anqa Publishing & White Cloud Press, 1999, {{rp|176}}

Return to South

In the year 602 AH he visited Jerusalem, Mecca and Egypt. It was his first time that he passed through Syria, visiting Aleppo and Damascus.Later in 604 AH he returned to Mecca where he continued to study and write, spending his time with his friend Abū Shujā bin Rustem and family, including the beautiful Niẓām.{{rp|181}}The next 4 to 5 years of Ibn ‘Arabī’s life were spent in these lands and he also kept travelling and holding the reading sessions of his works in his own presence.Islaahe Nafs ka AAiena e Haq

Death

On 22 Rabī‘ al-Thānī 638 AH (8 November 1240) at the age of seventy-five, Ibn ‘Arabī died in Damascus.

Islamic law

Although Ibn Arabi stated on more than one occasion that he did not prefer any one of the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, he was responsible for copying and preserving books of the Zahirite or literalist school, to which he has been ironically and erroneously ascribed.Mohammed Rustom, Review of Michel Chodkiewicz's An Ocean without Shore Ibn Arabi shared Ghazali's views that Islamic law was only a temporary means to a higher goal, eschewing the heavy focus on worldly matters such as financial transactions and regulations regarding clothing.{{citation needed|date=June 2016}}Ibn Arabi did delve into specific details at times, and was known for his view that religiously binding consensus could only serve as a source of sacred law if it was the consensus of the first generation of Muslims who had witnessed generation directly.Chiragh Ali, The Proposed Political, Legal and Social Reforms. Taken from Modernist Islam 1840-1940: A Sourcebook, pg. 281. Edited by Charles Kurzman. New York City: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Al-Insān al-kāmil and Ibn al-Arabi

Al-Insān al-Kāmil or the perfect being was first deeply discussed in written form by Ibn Arabi in one of his most prolific works entitled Fusus al-Hikam.Chittick, William C. "Ebn al-‘Arabi Mohyi-al- Din Abu ‘Abd-Allah Mohammad Ta’I Hatemi." Encyclopedia Iranica (1996): Web. 3 Apr 2011. Taking an idea already common within Sufi culture, Ibn al-Arabi applied deep analysis and reflection on the issue of the Perfect Human and one’s pursuit in fulfilling this goal. In developing his explanation of the perfect being al-Arabi first discusses the issue of oneness through the metaphor of the mirror.JOURNAL, Little, John T., January 1987, AL-INSĀN AL-KĀMIL: THE PERFECT MAN ACCORDING TO IBN AL-'ARAB?,weblink The Muslim World, Hartford Seminary, 77, 1, 43–54, 10.1111/j.1478-1913.1987.tb02785.x, 30 May 2016, "Ibn al-'Arabi uses no less than twenty-two different terms to describe the various aspects under which this single Logos may be viewed.", In this metaphor al-Arabi compares an object being reflected in countless mirrors to the relationship between God and his creatures. God’s essence is seen in the existent human being, as God is the object and humans being the mirrors. Meaning two things, that since humans are mere reflections of God there can be no distinction or separation between the two and without God the creatures would be non- existent. When an individual understands that there is no separation between human and God they begin on the path of ultimate oneness. The one who decides to walk in this oneness pursues the true reality and responds to God’s longing to be known. The search within for this Reality of oneness causes one to be reunited with God, as well as, improve self-consciousness.
The Perfect Human, through this developed self-consciousness and self-realization, prompts divine self-manifestation. This causes the Perfect Human to be of both divine and earthly origin, al-Arabi calls him the Isthmus. Being the Isthmus between heaven and Earth the perfect human fulfills God’s desire to be known and God’s presence can be realized through him by others. Additionally through self manifestation one acquires divine knowledge, which is the primordial spirit of Muhammad and all its perfection. Al- Arabi details that the perfect human is of the cosmos to the divine and conveys the divine spirit to the cosmos.Ibn al-Arabi further explained the Perfect Man using at least twenty-two different descriptions and various aspects when considering the Logos. Al-Arabi contemplated the Logos, or "Universal Man", as a mediation between the individual human and the divine essence.BOOK, Dobie, Robert J., 17 November 2009, Logos and Revelation: Ibn 'Arabi, Meister Eckhart, and Mystical Hermeneutics,weblink Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Press, 225, 081321677X, "For Ibn Arabi, the Logos or "Universal Man" was a mediating link between individual human beings and the divine essence.", Ibn Arabi states that Muhammad is Al-Insān al-Kāmil, the primary Perfect Man who exemplifies the morality of God.{{citation|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=2AtvBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false|title=Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture|page=445|author=Fitzpatrick and Walker}} Ibn Arabi regards that the first entity that was brought into existence is the reality or essence of Muhammad (al-ḥaqīqa al-Muhammadiyya). Ibn Arabi regards Muhammad as the supreme human being and master of all creatures. Muhammad is therefore the primary role-model for human beings to aspire to emulate.{{sfn|Fitzpatrick|Walker|2014|p=446}} Ibn Arabi believes that God's attributes and names are manifested in this world and that the most complete and perfect display of these divine attributes and names are seen in Muhammad.{{sfn|Fitzpatrick|Walker|2014|p=446}} Ibn Arabi believes that one may see God in the mirror of Muhammad, meaning that the divine attributes of God are manifested through Muhammad.{{sfn|Fitzpatrick|Walker|2014|p=446}} Ibn Arabi maintains that Muhammad is the best proof of God and by knowing Muhammad one knows God.{{sfn|Fitzpatrick|Walker|2014|p=446}} Ibn Arabi also maintains that Muhammad is the master of all of humanity in both this world and the afterlife.{{sfn|Fitzpatrick|Walker|2014|p=446}}

Reaction

Muslim scholars have often held strong, polarized views regarding the viewpoints and character of Ibn Arabi. Many have declared Ibn Arabi to be the foremost spiritual leader and Sufi master in Muslim history. Others regarded him as a heretic or even an apostate.Zubair Ali Zai, The Takfeer of Ibn Arabee. Trns. Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari. Maktabah Ashaabul Hadeeth, 2009. Very few have had neutral or lukewarm reactions.The reaction of Ibn 'Abd as-Salam, a Muslim scholar respected by both Ibn Arabi's supporters and detractors, has been of note due to disputes over whether he himself was a supporter or detractor. All parties have claimed to have transmitted Ibn 'Abd as-Salam's comments from his student Ibn Sayyid al-Nas, yet the two sides have transmitted very different accounts. Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-Dhahabi and Ibn Kathir all transmitted Ibn 'Abd as-Salam's comments as a criticism, while Fairuzabadi, Al-Suyuti, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari and Yusuf an-Nabhani have all transmitted the comments as praise.Alexander D. Knysh, Ibn 'Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition: The Making of a Polemical Image in Medieval Islam, pg. 64. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999. {{ISBN|9780791439678}}

Works

Some 800 works are attributed to Ibn Arabi, although only some have been authenticated. Recent research suggests that over 100 of his works have survived in manuscript form, although most printed versions have not yet been critically edited and include many errors.Ibn Arabi (560-638/1165-1240)
  • The Meccan Illuminations (Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya), his largest work in 37 volumes originally and published in 4 or 8 volumes in modern times, discussing a wide range of topics from mystical philosophy to Sufi practices and records of his dreams/visions. It totals 560 chapters.
  • The Ringstones of Wisdom (also translated as The Bezels of Wisdom), or Fusus al-Hikam. Composed during the later period of Ibn 'Arabi's life, the work is sometimes considered his most important and can be characterized as a summary of his teachings and mystical beliefs. It deals with the role played by various prophets in divine revelation.Naqvi, S. Ali Raza, THE BEZELS OF WISDOM (Ibn al-'ArabÄ«'s Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam) by R.W.J. Austin (rev.), Islamic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer 1984), pp. 146-150Chittick, William C. "The Disclosure of the Intervening Image: Ibn 'Arabî on Death", Discourse 24.1 (2002), pp. 51-62Almond, Ian. "The Honesty of the Perplexed: Derrida and Ibn 'Arabi on 'Bewilderment'", Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 70, No. 3 (Sep., 2002), pp. 515-537 The attribution of this work (Fusus al-Hikam) to Ibn Arabi is debated and in at least one sourceAl Futuhat Al Makkiyya, Dar Sader, Beirut, Lebanon, Book 1, pg 7 is described as a forgery and false attribution to him reasoning that there are 74 books in total attributed to Sheikh Ibn Arabi of which 56 have been mentioned in "Al Futuhat al-Makkiyya" and the rest mentioned in the other books cited therein. However many other scholars accept the work as genuine.Chittick, William C. "The Disclosure of the Intervening Image: Ibn 'Arabi on Death" Discourse 24.1 (2002) 51-62Notes on Fusus ul Hikam, Reynold A. Nicholson], Studies in Islamic Mysticism]
  • The DÄ«wān, his collection of poetry spanning five volumes, mostly unedited. The printed versions available are based on only one volume of the original work.
  • The Holy Spirit in the Counselling of the Soul (Rūḥ al-quds), a treatise on the soul which includes a summary of his experience from different spiritual masters in the Maghrib. Part of this has been translated as Sufis of Andalusia, reminiscences and spiritual anecdotes about many interesting people whom he met in al-Andalus.
  • Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries (Mashāhid al-Asrār), probably his first major work, consisting of fourteen visions and dialogues with God.
  • Divine Sayings (Mishkāt al-Anwār), an important collection made by Ibn 'ArabÄ« of 101 hadÄ«th qudsÄ«
  • The Book of Annihilation in Contemplation (K. al-Fanā' fi'l-Mushāhada), a short treatise on the meaning of mystical annihilation (fana).
  • Devotional Prayers (Awrād), a widely read collection of fourteen prayers for each day and night of the week.
  • Journey to the Lord of Power (Risālat al-Anwār), a detailed technical manual and roadmap for the "journey without distance".
  • The Book of God's Days (Ayyām al-Sha'n), a work on the nature of time and the different kinds of days experienced by gnostics
  • The Fabulous Gryphon of the West ('Unqā' Mughrib), a book on the meaning of sainthood and its culmination in Jesus and the MahdÄ«
  • The Universal Tree and the Four Birds (al-Ittihād al-KawnÄ«), a poetic book on the Complete Human and the four principles of existence
  • Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection ('al-Dawr al-A'lā), a short prayer which is still widely used in the Muslim world
  • The Interpreter of Desires (Tarjumān al-Ashwāq), a collection of nasÄ«bs which, in response to critics, Ibn Arabi republished with a commentary explaining the meaning of the poetic symbols.
  • Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom (At-Tadbidrat al-ilahiyyah fi islah al-mamlakat al-insaniyyah).
  • The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation (Hilyat al-abdāl) a short work on the essentials of the spiritual Path

The Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya

(File:Ibn-al-Arabi-Plain-of-Assembly.jpg|thumb|Diagram of "Plain of Assembly"(Ard al-Hashr) on the Day of Judgment, from autograph manuscript of Futuhat al-Makkiyya, ca. 1238 (photo: after Futuhat al-Makkiyya, Cairo edition, 1911).){{Unreferenced section|date=April 2014}}In 629 AH the first draft of al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya was completed. Hundreds of manuscripts of this work exist in various libraries of the world, the most important of them being the manuscript of Konya, written by its author.Three years later in 632 AH, on the first of Muḥarram, Ibn ‘Arabī embarked on a second draft of the Futūḥāt; this he explained, included a number of additions and a number of deletions as compared with the previous draft. This revision completed in the year 636 (Addas 286). After completion of this 2nd draft, he started teaching it to his disciples. Dr. Osman Yahia has mentioned hundreds of these hearings or public readings that occur between the year 633 AH and 638 AH.

Urdu translation of al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya

The first successful attempt at translating al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya was made by Muhammad Fazal Khan Changwi (1868–1938), who started publishing his translation in 1913 in installments of 100 pages each, which had to be stopped in 1927 due to lack of funds. By then 18 Parts which comprise 30 Chapters had been published. The second impression of this translation is available.Futuhat Makkiyya. Urdu Tarjuma Jild Awwal. Tasnif-i latif Shaikh-i Akbar Muhyi al-Din ibn Arabi. Tarjuma wa sharah: Maulavi Muhammad Fazal Khan (Died 1357 (Hijri)/ 1938). Lahore: Tasawwuf Foundation. 1999. 694 Pages The second volume of this translation was published in 2013 under the title: Futuhat-i Makkiyya. Part 2. From Parah 18 to Parah 27 (Bab 30 to Bab 63).Futuhat-i Makkiyya. Part 2. From Parah 18 to Parah 27 (Bab 30 to Bab 63) Translated by) Maulavi Muhammad Fazal Khan and Muniruddin Ahmed. Fazli Books. Kummerfeld. Germany. 412 Pages.

Commentaries and translations of Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam

There have been many commentaries on Ibn 'Arabī's Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam: the first, al-Fukūk, was written by his stepson and heir, Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qunawī, who had studied the book with Ibn 'Arabī; the second by Qunawī's student, Mu'ayyad al-Dīn al-Jandi, which was the first line-by-line commentary; the third by Jandī's student, Dawūd al-Qaysarī, which became very influential in the Persian-speaking world. There were many others, in the Ottoman world (e.g., 'Abdullah al-Bosnawī), the Arab world (e.g., 'Abd al-Ghanī al-Nabulusī) and the Persian world (e.g., Haydar Āmolī). It is estimated that there are over fifty commentaries on the Fuṣūṣ, most of which only exist in manuscript form. The more famous (such as Qunawī's Fukūk) have been printed in recent years in Iran. A recent English translation of Ibn 'Arabī's own summary of the Fuṣūṣ, Naqsh al-Fuṣūṣ (The Imprint or Pattern of the Fusus) as well a commentary on this work by 'Abd al-Raḥmān Jāmī, Naqd al-Nuṣūṣ fī Sharḥ Naqsh al-Fuṣūṣ (1459), by William Chittick was published in Volume 1 of the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society (1982).Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society

Critical editions

The Fuṣūṣ was first critically edited in Arabic by 'Afīfī (1946). The first English translation was done in partial form by Angela Culme-SeymourNEWS,weblink The Daily Telegraph, Angela Culme-Seymour, February 3, 2012, from the French translation of Titus Burckhardt as Wisdom of the Prophets (1975),Culme-Seymour, A.(tr.)(1975),"The Wisdom of the Prophets", Gloucestershire, U.K.:Beshara Publications and the first full translation was by Ralph Austin as Bezels of Wisdom (1980).Austin, R.W.J.(tr.)(1980),"Ibn Al'Arabi: The Bezels of Wisdom", Mahwah, NJ: The Paulist Press, {{ISBN|0-8091-2331-2}} There is also a complete French translation by Charles-Andre Gilis, entitled Le livre des chatons des sagesses (1997). The only major commentary to have been translated into English so far is entitled Ismail Hakki Bursevi's translation and commentary on Fusus al-hikam by Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, translated from Ottoman Turkish by Bulent Rauf in 4 volumes (1985–1991).

Urdu translations

In Urdu, the most widespread and authentic translation was made by Shams Ul Mufasireen Bahr-ul-uloom Hazrat (Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri -Hasrat), the former Dean and Professor of Theology of the Osmania University, Hyderabad. It is due to this reason that his translation is in the curriculum of Punjab University.Maulvi Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui has made an interpretive translation and explained the terms and grammar while clarifying the Shaikh's opinions. A new edition of the translation was published in 2014 with brief annotations throughout the book for the benefit of contemporary Urdu reader.Fusus Al Hikam {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150704094712weblink |date=2015-07-04 }}, Translated by Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui, Annotated by Mohammed Abdul Ahad Siddiqui, 2014 Kitab Mahal, Darbar Market, Lahore, Online Version at guldustah.comA new Critical Edition of Fusus al-HikamBOOK, Fusus al-Hikam, Sultan al-Mansub, Abd al-Aziz, Shahī, Abrar Ahmed, translator: Abrar Ahmed Shahi, Ibn al-Arabi Foundation, 2015,weblink has been published by Ibn al-Arabi Foundation in 2015, this edition is based on the beautiful manuscript written by Shaykh Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi and verified by Shaykh al-Akbar Ibn al-Arabi himself. Along with this the editor also consluted 6 of the most ancient and historic manuscripts of Fusus available today. This new Edition also contains one of the best available translation of Fusus al Hikam in Urdu, by Abrar Ahmed Shahi, who has consulted more than 7 Commentaries and several other previous translations in order to translate the ideas correctly. He has also translated and published more than 25 works of Ibn al-Arabi.

See also

References

Sources

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Citations

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Bibliography

  • Chopra, R. M., "SUFISM" (Origin, Growth, Eclipse, Resurgence), 2016, Anuradha Prakashan, New Delhi. {{ISBN|978-93-85083-52-5}}.

Books by Ibn Arabi

This is a small selection of his many books.

In Arabic

  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya, Vols. 1–4. Beirut: n.p.; photographic reprint of the old edition of Bulaq 1329/1911 which comprises four volumes each about 700 pages of 35 lines; the page size is 20 by 27cm. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«, IbrāhÄ«m MadkÅ«r, and Ê»Uthmān Yaḥyá. Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya, Vols. 1–14,. al-Qāhirah: al-Hayʼah al-Miá¹£rÄ«yah al-ʻĀmmah lil-Kitāb, 1972. Print. this is the critical edition by Osman Yahya. This version was not completed, and the 14 volumes correspond to only volume I of the standard Bulaq/Beirut edition.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«, Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam. Beirut: Dar al-Kitab al-'ArabÄ«. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Sharḥ Risālat Rūḥ Al-quds fÄ« Muḥāsabat Al-nafs. Comp. Mahmud Ghurab. 2nd ed. Damascus: Naḍar, 1994. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Inshā’ al-Dawā’ir, Beirut: Dar al-kutub al-‘Ilmiyya. 2004. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Rasā’il Ibn ‘ArabÄ« (Ijāza li Malik al-Muẓaffar). Beirut: Dar al-kutub al-‘Ilmiyya, 2001. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Rasā'il Ibn al-'Arabî (Kitāb al-Jalāla). Hyberadad-Deccan: Dā’irat al-Ma‘ārif al-‘Uthmāniyya, 1948. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Kitāb al Bā’. Cairo: Maktabat al-Qāhira, 1954. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«, Risālat ila Imām al-RāzÄ«. Hyberadad-Deccan: Dā’irat al-Ma‘ārif al-‘Uthmāniyya, 1948. Print.

In English

  • BOOK, Ibn, Arabi, Translated by Tosun Bayrak, Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom, Fons Vitae, 1997, 9781887752053,weblink
  • BOOK, Ibn, Arabi, Translated by Tosun Bayrak, What the Seeker Needs: Essays on Spiritual Practice, Oneness, Majesty and Beauty, with Ibn Ê»Arabi's Glossary of 199 Sufi Technical Terms, Threshold Books, 1992, University of Virginia, 9780939660414,weblink
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Nasab al-Khirqa. Trans. Gerald Elmore. Vol. XXVI. Oxford: Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, 1999. Print.
  • Ibn ‘ArabÄ«. Divine Sayings The Mishkāt Al-Anwār of Ibn 'Arabi. Oxford: Anqa, 2005. Print.
  • Ibn 'Arabi. The Meccan Revelations. Pir Press, 2010

Books about Ibn 'Arabi

  • Addas, Claude, Quest for the Red Sulphur, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, 1993. {{ISBN|0-946621-45-4}}
  • Akkach, Samer, Ibn 'Arabî's Cosmogony and the Sufi Concept of Time, in: Constructions of Time in the Late Middle Ages, ed. Carol Poster and Richard Utz. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1997. Pp. 115-42.
  • Titus Burckhardt & Bulent Rauf (translator), Mystical Astrology According to Ibn 'Arabi (The Fons Vitae Titus Burckhardt Series) {{ISBN|1-887752-43-9}}
  • Henry Corbin, Alone with the Alone; Creative Imagination in the SÅ«fism of IbnÊ¿ArabÄ«, Bollingen, Princeton 1969, (reissued in 1997 with a new preface by Harold Bloom).
  • Elmore, Gerald T. Ibn Al-'Arabī’s Testament on the Mantle of Initiation (al-Khirqah). Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society XXVI (1999): 1-33. Print.
  • Elmore, Gerald T. Islamic Sainthood in the Fullness of Time: Ibn Al-‘ArabÄ«'s Book of the Fabulous Gryphon. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Print.
  • BOOK, Hirtenstein, Stephen, The Unlimited Mercifier, The Spiritual life and thought of Ibn 'Arabi, 0953451321, Anqa Publishing & White Cloud Press, 1999,
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