Ibn Arabi

Ibn  Arabi

Dante shows the influence of Ibn Arabi in the Divine Comedy for example.The book has four sections. First is the interpreter's introduction which includes a biography of Ibn Arabi and a discussion of his approach to Sufism.

Author: Ibn Arabi

Publisher: Archetype Books

ISBN: 1901383113

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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The Tree of Being (Shajarat al-Kawn in Arabic) is a work by Ibn Arabi, interpreted by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak who also includes here two other short works . Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) knew and influenced the great men of his time, including Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Jalaluddin Rumi and Suhrawardi, and his influence spread beyond the Islamic world to medieval Europe. Dante shows the influence of Ibn Arabi in the Divine Comedy for example.The book has four sections. First is the interpreter's introduction which includes a biography of Ibn Arabi and a discussion of his approach to Sufism. The second concerns Ibn Arabi's devotion to the Prophet Muhammad as the perfect man and gives a description of his character and actions. Third is a listing of the 201 names and attributes of the Prophet. The fourth is an interpretation of The Tree of Being a commentary on the mystical elements of the Qur'an and Islam comprising an inspired description of the cosmos and the perfect man as microcosm.
Categories: Religion

The Universal Tree and the Four Birds

The Universal Tree and the Four Birds

Through the story of the universal tree, representing the complete human being, and the four birds, representing the four essential aspects of existence, Ibn 'Arabi explains his teaching on the nature and meaning of union with God.

Author: Muhyiddin Ibn ʻArabi

Publisher: Anqa Publishing

ISBN: 9780953451395

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Through the story of the universal tree, representing the complete human being, and the four birds, representing the four essential aspects of existence, Ibn 'Arabi explains his teaching on the nature and meaning of union with God. Providing an excellent initiation into the often complex works of Ibn 'Arabi, this brief, delightful tale is the first English translation of an important, early work, complete with Arabic text, commentary, and notes.
Categories: Social Science

Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition

Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition

In Bihzād's day, the chief expounder and commentator of Ibn ʿArabī's
metaphysics was Jāmī himself, who as both theologian and poet was respected
and even ... 21 In Ibn ʿArabī's seminal work, the Shajarat al-kawn or 'The Tree of
Being', ...

Author: L. Lewisohn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730183

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Farid al-Din Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece "Mantiq al-tayr", or "The Conference of Birds", his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after that of Rumi. Distinguished by their provocative and radical theology of love, many lines of Attar's epics and lyrics are cited independently of their poems as maxims in their own right. These pithy, paradoxical statements are still known by heart and sung by minstrels throughout Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and wherever Persian is spoken or understood, such as in the lands of the Indo-Pakistani Subcontinent. Designed to take its place alongside "The Ocean of the Soul", the classic study of Attar by Hellmut Ritter, this volume offers the most comprehensive survey of Attar's literary works to date, and situates his poetry and prose within the wider context of the Persian Sufi tradition. The essays in the volume are grouped in three sections, and feature contributions by sixteen scholars from North America, Europe and Iran, which illustrate, from a variety of critical prespectives, the full range of Attar's monumental achievement. They show how and why Attar's poetical work, as well as his mystical doctrines, came to wield such tremendous and formative influence over the whole of Persian Sufism.
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Islam Christianity and the Mystic Journey

Islam  Christianity and the Mystic Journey

Ibn al-'Arabi, Shajarat al-Kawn, ed. Riyād al-'Abdallāh (Beirut: al-Markaz al-'Arabi
li'l-Kitāb, 1984). Ibn al-'Arabi, Ibn 'Arabi: The Tree of Being: Shajarat al-Kawn: An
Ode to the Perfect Man, interpret. Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti ...

Author: Ian Richard Netton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688135

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions.
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Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi

Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn  Arabi

But when Ibn 'Arabi declares (I, 66) that when a mystic visionary contemplates a
Form which projects in him knowledge he did not previously possess (cf. in
Suhrawardi, Hermes and his "Perfect Nature"), “it is from the tree of his soul (aofs,
Self) that he plucks the ... symbol is not arbitrary; each of us supplies it with his
own being; it is personal with him, the a Prior-i law and fact of his being (his 'ayri
thfibita).

Author: Henry Corbin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134538676

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Originally published in 1969, this volume emphasizes the differences between the exoteric and esoteric forms of Islam.
Categories: Philosophy

Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society

Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn   Arabi Society

... are taken by Ibn ' Arabī to signify different aspects of the complete human being
, which are : being protected from the passions , having ... 38 This sheer
luminosity that appears in the mystic ' s secret heart is “ kindled from the blessed
tree ” of the Reality of Man , who ... Regarding this tree , Ibn ' Arabī says , “ its root
is its west and its branches are its east , and it itself is neither of the east nor the
west .

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ISBN: UOM:39015081474903

Category: Sufism

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Categories: Sufism

Alone with the Alone

Alone with the Alone

Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn ʻArabī Henry Corbin ... From this
surplus God created the palm tree, so that this plant (nakhla, palm tree, being
feminine) is Adam's sister; for us, therefore, it is like an aunt on our father's side.

Author: Henry Corbin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691058342

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Ibn 'Arabi was one of the great mystics of all time. Through the richness of his personal experience and the constructive power of his intellect, he made a unique contribution to Shi'ite Sufism. In this book, which features a powerful new preface by Harold Bloom, Henry Corbin brings us to the very core of this movement with a penetrating analysis of Ibn 'Arabi's life and doctrines.
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Medieval Encounters

Medieval Encounters

As Ibn ' Arabī never tired of pointing out , only the divine Essence is truly free and
independent , while " the cosmos is poor ... symbol of the tree is so frequent in Ibn
' Arabī that two of his booklets are entitled Shajarah al - Kawn ( Tree of Being ) ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068864738

Category: Christianity and other religions

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

Ibn Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition

Ibn  Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition

In Ibn al-Khatib's metaphor, knowledge is presented as the second most
important branch of the tree of love. He views all lovers of God as seekers of truth,
who strive to make sense of their passion and to relate it to the surrounding world
.

Author: Alexander D. Knysh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791439674

Category: Religion

Page: 449

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Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.
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Stations of Desire

Stations of Desire

The book also includes a selection of Sell's original poems, which are modeled on the Turjuman and serve as a further commentary on the medieval odes and their extension into the present climate of poetry.

Author: Ibn al-ʻArabī

Publisher: Ibis Edition

ISBN: UOM:39015050035701

Category: Poetry

Page: 149

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Poetry. Translation. One of the great mystics of all time, Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi was a prolific author who wrote on every aspect of medieval Islamic thought. Michael Sell's STATIONS OF DESIRE contains the first translations of Ibn 'Arabi's TURJUMAN into modern poetic English. Sells, one of the most distinguished contemporary translators of classical Arabic poetry, carries into his translations the supple, resonant quality of the original Arabic. The book also includes a selection of Sell's original poems, which are modeled on the Turjuman and serve as a further commentary on the medieval odes and their extension into the present climate of poetry.
Categories: Poetry

Islamic Culture

Islamic Culture

Valsan , H , Letter of Ibn Arabi 10 Fakhr al - Din , Arabic into French , Etudes
traditionelles , Paris , 1961 . Weir , T . H . ... Jeffrey , A . , Shajarat al - Kawn , The
Tree of Being , from Arabic into English with notes , Studia Islamica , Leiden ,
1959 .

Author: Marmaduke William Pickthall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028778309

Category: Civilization, Islamic

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Categories: Civilization, Islamic

Classical Islamic Philosophy

Classical Islamic Philosophy

2 Apart from the two main works of Ibn ' Arabi mentioned , the following short
treatises devoted to matters of ontology and cosmology deserve mention from a
purely philosophical standpoint : The Tree of Being ( Sharajat al - kawn ) , The ...

Author: Taufic Ibrahim

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000029781659

Category: Islamic philosophy

Page: 349

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Categories: Islamic philosophy

Divine Sayings

Divine Sayings

... of Ibn 'Arabi Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Martin Notcutt. God is the Light of the
heavens and the earth; the likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp,
the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star kindled from a blessed
tree, ...

Author: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi

Publisher: Anqa Publishing

ISBN: 9781905937035

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.
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Studies in Comparative Religion

Studies in Comparative Religion

The Tree of Bliss in Ibn ' Arabi ' s plan grows inverted from the primum mobile ,
with its roots in the Abode of Allāh , its trunk spanning all ... First , by inversion ,
the Tree of Bliss is rooted in the ground of Being and fed by the water of Essence
.

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ISBN: UVA:X001892747

Category: Religion

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Metaphysics, cosmology, tradition, symbolism.
Categories: Religion

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

... (Q53:14).16 In Islamic mysticism, then, this location and the lote tree, “being a
tree at which the knowledge of every person reaches its limit,” stand for the
mystery itself. ... 17 Furthermore, the lote tree is linked to the “Muḥammadan
Light” (nūr muḥammadi), created “within a column of light” ... 15 According to Ibn
ʿArabī (d.

Author: Sebastian Günther

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004333154

Category: History

Page: 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.
Categories: History

International Journal of Turkish Studies

International Journal of Turkish Studies

More fragmentary texts attributed to Ibn ' Arabi ( who , certainly following Selim ' s
conquest of Syria and Egypt ... on Ibn ' Arabi ' s Tree attributed to the Sheikh
himself , which begins its prophecies in 922 AH ( 1516 / 1517 AD ) , relates the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015073524723

Category: Turkey

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Categories: Turkey

The 28 Mansions of the Moon

The 28 Mansions of the Moon

This novel is a take on the Andalusian Sufi Mystic, the Great Master "Shaykh Al Akbar" Ibn Arabi.

Author: Mo Matar

Publisher:

ISBN: 1090964811

Category:

Page: 146

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This novel is a take on the Andalusian Sufi Mystic, the Great Master "Shaykh Al Akbar" Ibn Arabi. It's a fiction based on Ibn Arabi's book "The Universal Tree and the Four Birds (Mystical Treatises of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi)". Meet Yassin, a 30-year-old mute Moor who is hired for 28 days as a clerk at the Museum of Seville. His task is to translate some letters that were dated back to more than a thousand years ago. Those 28 days change Yassin and urge him to dig deep into the writings of Ibn Arabi where he learns lessons of love, spirituality, and wisdom. Yassin learns that there is more to the discovery than the letters, there is an Andalusian Tapestry hiding in a secret chamber "The Chamber of Ibn Arabi". The Tapestry weaves the content of the letters, with the Arabic alphabets, and the 28 days of the Moon. Yassin is satisfied with his work but soon finds himself attracted to Mira, his boss. The seemingly sweet story starts building until Yassin's brother Bader tempts him to steal the Tapestry in the Museum. Bader's obstinance comes at a time when Yassin is developing feelings for Mira: Now Yassin has to decide which path to follow.
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Hadrat Ibn Arabi relates the Tree with the idea of kun ( Be ! ) as the creative word
. It is the Tree of Life . “ Ibn al - Arabi begins by picturing the cosmos as a tree
which has sprung from the seed of kun , has sent down its roots , sent up its trunk
 ...

Author: Sult̤ān Bāhū

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051995176

Category: Sufism

Page: 115

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Two treatises on sufism by Sult̤ān Bāhū a 17th century sufi.
Categories: Sufism

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi 1165 1240 A D

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi  1165 1240 A D

A Volume of Translations and Studies Commemorating the 750th Anniversary of
His Life and Work Ibn al-ʻArabī, Stephen ... of a dish , the breaking of a stone , or
the cutting of a tree , this is like the amputation of a person ' s hand or leg ,
whereby the life of the ... Likewise the form disappears with the disappearance of
the spirit , like a person who dies in his bed without having been struck by a
sword .

Author: Ibn al-ʻArabī

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: IND:30000036576423

Category: Religion

Page: 379

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This unique volume includes first-time English translations of this great mystics works. An invaluable reference work.
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