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Books by Ibn Arabi: Translations and extracts

Fusus al-Hikam
Of the Divine Wisdom (al-hikmat al-‘ilahiyah) in the Word of Adam
Extracts from the chapter on Adam from The Wisdom of the Prophets, Titus Burkhardt’s translation of portions of the Fusus al-Hikam.

Futuhat al-Makkiyya
Selections from al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya
Translations by Aisha Bewley. Chapter 3: On Allah being disconnected from any connection or embodiment contained in the words which designate Him — Chapter 4: The Cause of the Beginning of the World and the Ranks of the Most Beautiful Names — Chapter 6: Concerning the beginning of the spiritual creation. Who was the first to exist in it? From what did it exist? In what did it exist? In what manner did it exist? What was its goal? Concerning the spheres of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm — Chapter 7: The Beginning of Human Bodies (The last thing to come into existence in the Macrocosm and the last class of products) — Chapter 9: The existence of spirits created from smokeless fire (jinn) — Chapter 13: Concerning the Bearers of the Throne — Chapter 19: On the reason for the increase and decrease of knowledges and the words of Allah, “Say: ‘Lord, increase me in knowledge!’” and the words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Allah does not restrict knowledge, plucking from the breasts of the scholars, but He removes it by removing the scholars” — Chapter 59: Concerning existent time and determined time — Chapter 66: Concerning the secret of the Shari’a, outward and inward, and which Divine Name brought it into existence — Chapter 71: On the Secrets of Fasting (Selections)

Les secrets du jeûne – Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya (French)
Translation by Charles Andre Gilis.

Hilyat al-Abdal
La parure des Abdal (French)
Extrait de l’ouvrage traduit de l’arabe, présenté et annoté par Michel Valsan. Paris, Les Editions de l’Oeuvre, 1992.

Kernel of the Kernel
The Kernel of the Kernel
Two chapters.

Kitab al-Fana fi al-mushahada
Le livre de l’extinction dans la contemplation (French)
Extrait, traduit de l’arabe, présenté et annoté par Michel Valsan. Paris, Les Editions de l’Oeuvre, 1984.

Ruh al-Quds
Al-‘Uryani, Abu Ya’qub, and Nunah Fatimah
Passages from the Ruh al-Quds and Durrat al-Fakhirah, translated with introduction and notes by Ralph Austin with the title Sufis of Andalusia.

Tarjuman al-Ashwaq
Le chant de l’ardent désir (French)
Extraits, choix de poémes traduits de l’arabe et présentés par Sami-Ali, Paris: Sindbad, 1989.

Wasiyat – Conseil à un ami (French)
Traduit de l’arabe et annoté par Michel Valsan in: Études traditionnelles, Paris: Éditions Traditionnelles, 1968.


Miscellaneous Books

Titus Burckhardt: Relating Astrology to Metaphysical Principles
Extract from Mystical Astology.

Sou‘ad al-Hakim: al-Muʿjam al-ṣūfī (Arabic)
A scanned copy in pdf format [1200 pages] of the dictionary of terminology compiled by Sou‘ad al-Hakim, based on Ibn Arabi’s works.

Idries Shah: The Way of The Sufi
A number of short quotations included in this article.


Miscellaneous Articles

Al Amir Abd el Kadr: Mawqif 132 (French)
«Et Il est avec vous où que vous soyez…»

Selahattin Akti: Die Manifestation der Göttlichen Namen… (German)
… in der Existenzphilosophie Ibn Arabis. Article on Ibn Arabi and the Divine Names.

Anqa Publishing: About Ibn Arabi
Biographical Information on Ibn Arabi.

Pablo Beneito & Stephen Hirtenstein: »… denn ich bin Zeit« (German)
Extracts from the Introduction to the German edition of The Seven Days of the Heart (Awrad al-Usbu)

Stefan Bommer: »Ich folge der Religion der Liebe« (German)
Short biography of Ibn Arabi on the website of Chalice Publishing.

Claude Addas: The Experience and Doctrine of Love in Ibn Arabî
Delivered at the 2002 Society symposium in Oxford, The Service of Love.

Claude Addas: Ibn Arabî et le voyage sans retour (French)
Extraits, Paris: Seuil, 1996.

Claude Addas: Publications on
Links to about 20 publications by Claude Addas in French and English available on, including the full text of Quest for the Red Sulphur and Ibn Arabî: The Voyage of No Return. You can see the list at this url, but need to sign up to (free) in order to download them.

BuddhaNet’s Magazine: One View – Sufi and Dzogchen Reflections
BuddhaNet’s magazine articles. This article focuses on Fakhruddin ‘Iraqi, from the school of Ibn Arabi.

William Chittick: Articles and Media
Links to more than 170 articles by William C. Chittick are available on this site now, as well as on Not all the articles are about Ibn Arabi.

Michel Chodkiewicz: Qu’est-ce que le soufisme? (French)
Entretien avec Michel Chodkiewicz.

Juan R. I. Cole: Baha’u’llah’s Commentary on a Verse of Rumi
A mention of Rumi and Ibn Arabi by Baha’ullah.

Jaume Flaquer: Der akbarische Jesus : Das Vorbild eines Reisenden in Gott (German)
The Akbarian Jesus: The Paradigm of a Pilgrim in God.

G.F. Haddad: A Defence of Ibn Arabi
against some criticisms in the Muslim world.

Stephen Hirtenstein: Ausgewählte Hauptwerke von Ibn Arabi (German)
Selected and commented bibliography of Ibn Arabi from The Unlimited Mercifier.

Stephen Hirtenstein: Ein einzigartiges Genie der mystischen Unterweisung (German)
Concise portrait of Ibn Arabi. Short excerpt from The Unlimited Mercifier.

Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari: On Tasawwuf
The Debate with Ibn Taymiyya. What Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari said to Ibn Taymiyya.

Infoplease: Ibn Arabi
Infoplease article on Ibn Arabi.

Islamische Zeitung: Der berühmte Denker aus Andalusien (German)
Short descriptive piece on Ibn Arabi.

James Morris: Articles
Links to more than 80 articles by James Winston Morris written or published between 1973 and 2016 are available on the Boston College University Libraries website. Not all the articles are about Ibn Arabi. Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn ‘Arabi
Descriptive entry.

Peter Lamborn Wilson: Caravan of Summer
On the nature of spiritual travel.

Wikipedia: Ibn Arabi
Wikipedia article on Ibn Arabi.

Eric Winkel: Publications on
Links to about 20 publications by Eric Winkel available on You can see the list at this url, but need to sign up to (free) in order to download them.

Various Authors: Artículos en Castellano (Spanish)
For a very extensive series of links to articles about Ibn Arabi in Spanish, see the Artículos en Castellano page of the MIAS Latina website.


Reviews and Responses

Michel Chodkiewicz: An Ocean Without a Shore
Review by Christian Jambet.

Ibn Arabi: El Núcleo del Núcleo (Spanish)
Reflexión por Al. Sarand.


Publishers and Bookshops

Anqa Publishing

Beshara Publications

Chalice Verlag
German-language publisher whose list includes works by Ibn Arabi and some of his students.

Charles Andre Gilis
List of ten translations into French by Charles Andre Gilis from the writings of Ibn Arabi.

Fons Vitae

Ibn al-Arabi Foundation
Since 2007 the Ibn al-Arabi Foundation in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, has published critical editions of many works by Ibn ‘Arabi and translations into Urdu.

Librairie de l’orient
French bookseller.

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society Latina
The Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society Latina (MIAS Latina) is the publisher of the annual journal El Azufre Rojo: Revista De Estudios Sobre Ibn Arabi.

Pir Press
Publishers of the The Openings Revealed in Makkah, the translation of al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah by Dr Eric Winkel.

SUNY Press

Wardah Books
Wardah Books, Singapore.

Conferences and Courses

Harvard Fusus Seminar
Harvard Fusus Seminar – recordings of seminars on the Fusus al-hikam and the Futuhat al-Makkiyya. Most of the documents are not accessible.