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Ibn al-‘Arabî – Kıtâb al-’Isrâ

Ibn al-‘Arabî – Kıtâb al-’Isrâ

A translation into French of a work by Ibn ‘Arabi about his spiritual ascension (mi‘râj), which also draws on the commentary of his companion, Ibn Sawdakîn.

From Chapter 52 of the Futūhāt

From Chapter 52 of the Futūhāt

Understanding the weakness of the human being – and lowliness, needfulness, the human being’s search for its survival, and the need for its Creator.

Sufism and the Perfect Human

Sufism and the Perfect Human

Fitzroy Morrissey’s book details how ‘Abd al-Karim al-Jili expanded on this key subject in Ibn ‘Arabi’s writing.

Michel Chodkiewicz – A Legacy

Michel Chodkiewicz – A Legacy

Michel Chodkiewicz contributed immensely to the knowledge of Ibn Arabi in our time. We publish here the opening of Denis Gril’s obituary from Volume 67 of the Society Journal.

Discovering Compassion

Discovering Compassion

James Morris puts in context a quotation from Ibn ‘Arabi on discovering and deepening Compassion.

The Horizons of Being

The Horizons of Being

The Metaphysics of Ibn al-ʿArabī in the Muqaddimat al-Qayṣarī, edited by Mukhtar H. Ali, has been published by Brill in Hardback and E-Book editions on 18 June 2020.

Reading Circles in MIAS Latina

Reading Circles in MIAS Latina

Pablo Beneito shares his experience of Círculos de Lectura Ibn Arabi (bn ‘Arabi Reading Circles) in MIAS Latina.

Keith Critchlow, 1933–2020

Keith Critchlow, 1933–2020

Professor Keith Critchlow, artist, inspirational teacher and groundbreaking geometer and architectural designer, died peacefully on 8th April 2020.

Shaykh Mahmud Ghurab (1921–2021)

 

Bakri Aladdin writes to us, ‘It is with great sadness that the Syrian disciples and friends of Shaykh Mahmud Ghurab received the news of his death on 31st January 2021 in Cairo at the age of 99. He was a great Akbarian mystic, whose ten or so books brought the life and work of Ibn ‘Arabi within reach of a broad public in admiration of the Shaykh al-Akbar. May God keep his soul.’

Among his books we may particularly note his edition of Ibn ‘Arabi’s unfinished commentary on the Quran, originally entitled Ījāz al-bayān fī tarjumat al-Qurʾān (‘The Granting of Clarification in interpreting the Quran’), which was published in Damascus in 1410/1989 as Raḥma min al-Raḥmān (‘Mercy from the All-Compassionate One’); and his article in English in Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi: a Commemorative Volume (Shaftesbury, 1993) entitled ‘Muhyiddin Ibn al-ʿArabi amidst Religions and Schools of Thought’.