It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.
Ibn 'Arabi, Futûhât al-Makkiyya
Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi is one of the world's great spiritual teachers. Ibn 'Arabi was born in Murcia, Al-Andalus, in 1165 and his writings had an immense impact throughout the Islamic world and beyond. The universal ideas underlying his thought are of immediate relevance today.
This web site passes on news and announcements of events, and provides information about publications in this field. It has over 150 translations and articles republished from the Society's Journal and other sources.
Young Writer Award 2016
The next Young Writer Award will be made in 2016. This tri-annual award offers a prize of US$ 1,000 for an essay by a writer under the age of 35 on a subject related to the thought of Ibn ʿArabī or his school, It must be in English, and no more than 9,000 words in length. The judges this year are Professor Denis Gril (University of Aix de Provence), Professor Todd Lawson (University of Toronto), and Jane Townes, (Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society USA). How to enter
The archive catalogue is now available to the general public in a special online version. See the Archive Project.
Translating the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah
Dr Eric Winkel has announced the availability of the first twelve volumes of his English translation of the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah in pre-print editions. The full translation will be thirty-seven volumes. More information
Talks from Ibn 'Arabi Society symposia and other events are available on Youtube: Ibn 'Arabi Society channel, Ibn 'Arabi Ideas channel. Recently posted: Stephen Hirtenstein: The Secrets of Voyaging, at the Ibn Arabi Society AGM, London, November 2015.
The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society was founded in 1977 to promote a greater understanding of the work of Ibn 'Arabi and his followers. It is an international association with its headquarters in Oxford England and a branch in Berkeley California. It is funded by the subscriptions of its members. See membership options for the UK/Rest of world and North America.
Among other benefits members receive the Journal, published twice a year, and have discounted entry to events.
MIAS Latina is an independent affiliate based in Spain, organising conferences and publishing articles in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
The movement which is the existence of the universe is the movement of love.
Ibn 'Arabi, Fusûs al-Hikam