Essays on Spiritual Practice; The One Alone; Majesty and Beauty
By Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi
Translated by Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti and Rabia Terri Harris al-Jerrahi
Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi is known as “the greatest shaikh” and “the pole of knowledge” in Sufism. He was born in 1165 in Murcia, Spain, and died in 1240 in Damascus. According to Annemarie Schimmel his influence “on the general development of Sufism can hardly be overrated. For most of the Sufis after the thirteenth century his writings constitute the apex of mystical theories.”
This volume contains a remarkable introduction to spiritual practice, “What the Seeker Needs,” and essays on “The One Alone,” “Majesty and Beauty,” as well as Ibn ‘Arabi’s comprehensive spiritual glossary, which is especially important because most of Sufism after Ibn ‘Arabi adopted his terms.
Tosun Bayrak is a shaikh of the Helveti-Jerrahi order residing near the Jerrahi Order of America mosque in Spring Valley, New York. He is also the author of The Most Beautiful Names, and translator of Ibn Arabi’s Inspirations: On The Path of Blame, both published by Threshold, as well as a number of other volumes of classics in the literature of Sufism.
In addition to her work on this volume, Rabia Terri Harris has translated Ibn ‘Arabi’s Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat.
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