English translation of al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah

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The Openings Revealed in Makkah

Volume 1 of The Openings Revealed in Makkah – Books 1 & 2 of Eric Winkel’s translation into English of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah – was first published in hardback by Pir Press in March 2019. A revised edition of Volume 1 was published in 2020, and a further three volumes in 2020 and 2021, comprising Books 3-8. Each volume contains two books.

Publication of the Taschenbuch Series (paperback) of volumes began in 2023, each volume containing one book. The text of the two formats is the same, but the design, layout, size, font size, and inclusion of apparatus differ. At time of writing, the Taschenbuch Series has reached Volume 10 (Book 10).

For up-to-date information about progress of the translation and its publication, please see the Futuhat Foundation website [/].

Sample Chapters

Sample chapters from Volumes 1, 2 and 3 which contain the same typesetting as the published hardback volumes, can be downloaded in PDF format here:

Chapter 8 (Volume 1): On maʿrifah of the Earth, which was created from the leftover fermented clay of Adam. She is called a True Earth. And the story of some of the strange and wondrous things in her.

Chapter 41 (Volume 2): On maʿrifah of the people of the night and their different degrees and their distinctions in their step-levels, and mysteries of their Pivots.

Chapter 68 (Volume 3): On maʿrifah of mysteries of purity. This is an extract from the chapter, pp 55-77.