Poetry of Ibn Arabi from the Diwān

Selected Poems from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Diwān

The reason which has led me to utter (talaffuz) poetry is that I saw in a dream an angel who was bringing me a piece of white light; as if it were a piece of the sun’s light. “What is that?”, I asked. “It is sura al-shu’arā‘” (the sura of the Poets) was the reply.


A selection of poems from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Diwān, taken from the critical edition by ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Sulṭān al-Manṣūb. This was published in 2021 by Ninawa publishing house in five volumes, a total of 2,676 pages. For more details of this publication, please click here [/].

Four Poems from “Wearing the Cloak of Honor”

Translated by Eric Winkel

“Wearing the Cloak of Honor” (Libs al-khirqah, The clothing of the khirqah) is a section of about 30 poems in the the Dīwān of Ibn al-ʿArabī.

Each poem is recited in Arabic by Jana El Rifaii. Where a transliteration is provided, like “subtitles” it may help those not familiar with Arabic hear the recitation better.

Uploaded November 2021.