Ibn Al Arabi s Fusus Al Hikam

Author: Binyamin Abrahamov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756765X
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Ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam is a translation of one of the most important works written on Islamic Mysticism. Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) is deemed the greatest mystic of Islam and his mystical philosophy has attracted the attention of both Muslims and non-Muslims from his time to the present day. Believing that the world is the self- manifestation of God, he claimed that all religions are equal and that the perfect human being is he who knows all the religious phenomena in the world. Fusus al-hikam examines the singular characteristics of twenty seven prophets of Islam and constitutes the best summary of Ibn al-Arabi's thought. The translation of these twenty seven chapters is preceded by an introduction that explains the main ideas of Ibn al-Arabi and is accompanied by explanatory notes to the text. Providing an easily accessible translation of one of the greatest mystics of Islam, Ibn al Arabi’ Fusus al-Hikam is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers of Islamic Philosophy, Mysticism and Islamic Mysticism in particular.

Ibn Al Arabi

Author: Ibn al-ʻArabī
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809123315
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The book portrays the wisdom of love through Abraham, of the unseen through Job, of light through Joseph, of intimacy through Elias, and so on. Ibn Al-'Arabi invites us in these pages to explore the inner spiritual meanings of the Quran, its heartful meanings. In one of his poems he stated, 'Love is the creed I hold: wherever turns His camels, Love is still my creed and faith.'

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity

Author: Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317329120
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Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity offers a comparative study of the works of the Sufi-poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) and the practical teachings of the German Dominican, Meister Eckhart (c1260-1327/8). Rumi has remained an influential figure in Islamic mystical discourse since the thirteenth century, while also extending his impact to the Western spiritual arena. However, his ideas have frequently been interpreted within the framework of other mystical, philosophical, or religious systems. Through its novel approach, this book aims to reformulate Rumi’s practical mysticism by employing four methodological principles: a) mysticism is a coherent structure with mutual interconnection between its parts; b) the imposition of alien structures to interpret any particular mysticism damages its inward coherency; c) practical mysticism consists of two main parts, namely practices and stages; and d) the proper use of comparative methodology enables a deeper understanding of each juxtaposed system. Eckhart’s speculative mysticism, which differs from and enjoys similarities with the love-based mysticism of Rumi, provides a "mirror" that highlights the special features of Rumi’s practical mysticism. Such comparison also allows a deeper comprehension of Eckhart’s practical thought. Offering a critical examination of practical mysticism, this book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Islamic studies, comparative mysticism, and the intellectual history of Islam.

Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism

Author: Binyamin Abrahamov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136129227
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The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back to Neoplatonism. Both scholars created complete theories of divine love that include definitions of love, its causes and signs, the ways to love God, God's love for man, and kinds of love. The book will interest students of theology, philosophy and mysticism in general, and students of Islam in particular.

The Universal Tree and the Four Birds

Author: Muhyiddin Ibn ʻArabi
Publisher: Anqa Publishing
ISBN: 0953451399
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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.

Ibn Abbad s Sharh Al Hikam Al Ata iyyah

Author: Ibn Ata'Illah al-Iskandari
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781533671585
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Commentary of Hikam al-Ata'iyyah by ibn 'Abdullah ibn Ibrahim ibn 'Abba al-Nafazi al-Rundi known as Ibn Abbad al-Rundi. English Translation by Guiding Helper Foundation.

Abd al Ghani al Nabulusi

Author: Samer Akkach
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780742037
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In this unique look at a key figure in the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the life and works of ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus: a contemporary of many major thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers of the European Enlightenment. Often characterized solely as a Sufi saint, his thought and teachings were of a much wider remit. Through a fresh reading of his unpublished biographical sources and large body of mostly unpublished works, Akkach examines early expressions of rationalism among Arab and Turkish scholars, and argues that ‘Abd al-Ghani helped herald the beginning of modernity in the Arab world.

Paths to Transcendence

Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 0941532976
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Compares and shares insights into the Transcendent Absolute from the spiritual perspectives of three key historical religious figures in Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, in a reference that focuses on a theme of transcendence and explains a spiritual vision that underlies all religions. Original.

Under The Influence

Author: Cynthia Robinson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004139990
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A volume of eleven innovative essays on cultural production in medieval Castile, blending original archival work with a rigorous consideration of comparative methodology for the study of religions and languages in contact.

Islamic Theology

Author: Binyamin Abrahamov
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The principal theological struggle in Islam has taken place between traditionalists and rationalists. Assessing materials from the third to sixteenth century, Binyamin Abrahamov focuses on the foundations of both sides of the struggle, the arguments used against each other, and the compromises reached. This is a groundbreaking study by a renowned scholar and writer.