Editorial Reviews. From the Author. When I decided to work on this book, I conversed about the. This is an English translation of the first volume of Ibn Arabi’s famous book of al- futuhat al-makkiyya. The Meccan Revelations is considered the most important. Al-Futūḥāt al Makkīyah: Ibn al-ʿArabī: to begin his major work Al-Futūḥāt al- Makkiyyah, which was to be completed much later in Damascus. In chapters .

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Does the Real equate a house built of bricks and straw with a house built of gold and silver? The years between the creation of jinn and men There were 60, years between the creation of Jann the first jinn and the creation of Adam. The world of change includes the orb of the ether whose spirit is hot and dry.

This is an unusual love, for a being made of stone, though oh so sacred, situated in an intermediate world between the human and the divine.

The people of Allah are in need of Him in the ftuhat in Him which He was obliged of them in His gnosis. If something exists from non- existence like the existence of what is other than Allah, which is in-time and exists by other than itself, it is said that it is in-time.

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Ibn Arabi details that the perfect human is of the cosmos to the divine and conveys the divine spirit to the cosmos. It is the measure of the intersection of the moon’s movement in the Encompassing Sphere. Arabi’s work also popularly spread through the poetic languages of Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. It has an equivalent in man in the latifa and the Pure Ruh. These angels included Jibril, Mika]il, Israfil and ‘Azra’il.

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May Allah write a good effect for the wali and give him a good report in it since he enjoyed that and was capable of it.

Change does not occur at all. He did not give thought any scope except in the faculty of imagination. Since these are the qualities of creatures, Allah is too pure to be perceived by His essence like the sensory or by his action like the subtle because there is mqkkiyya relationship at all between Him and His creation.


We have many names, so we turned to their lords and came to them in their presences and only found those which we mentioned.

The same paper is available in French, Le Vaisseau de pierre. On Knowing the Station of Love: 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: So understand this and realise it.

Thus Adam is the Viceregent in the earth rather than heaven and the Garden. The burning of that fire is the flame which is the burning of the air and this is smokeless marjjumbled because it is mixed with the air and is the burning air.

So I decided to mention in this section some of what I have seen in dreams that involves a benefit for others and points out for them the means for reaching the Good, since there is no need to mention what only concerns myself.

It is the same with the effect of origination which we call the Muhammadan Reality, and others call the First Intellect. The Writings of Ibn ‘Arabi Ibn ‘Arabi is one of the most inventive and prolific writers of the Islamic tradition, with a very large number of books and treatise attributed to him. Also, in the eight centuries since his death, many works have been wrongly attributed to him.

This is the portion of the intellect in the linguistic convention of the phrase. So the goal of the world is to manifest its realities [i. Every sphere below it has two movements in the same movement: Form is applied to a matter and to what is known with people and other things.

If it has not been so, the movements in it would not have been distinct at all because there is no planet in the Starless Sphere, and it resembles itself.


After completion of this 2nd draft, he started teaching it to his disciples. It is like the whiteness existing in every white thing by its essence and reality. A supplementary volume comprising a number of indices was published separately and in digital format — downloadable from http: The editors indicated v. Know, may Allah teach you the secrets of judgements and give you all the words! This ayat is part of “all the words” and “distinction of speech” which was given to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

An introduction to and translation of Poem 11 from the Translation of Desireswhich contains what is surely the most-quoted passage in Ibn ‘Arabi’s works, “O marvel! It was the first of diaphanous bodies. The meaning of “Allah has forgotten them” is He has deferred them and the meaning of “they forgot Allah” is they deferred the command of Allah and did not do it.

The person who does makiyya find a difference in the existence of his heart between the mosque and markets has a state, not a station. For the Maliki scholar, see Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi.

Al-Futūḥāt al Makkīyah

Eve had the bentness which is in the ribs so that by that she might incline to her child and husband. Creation of the Nearest Abode When the movements of this sphere, whose duration is 54, years of your counting, was complete, Allah makliyya this world and appointed for it a known term at which it will end and its form will come to an end.

The Messenger, peace be upon him, made futjhat recognise that He speaks. Those aspects are the reality and they are secondary in our opinion and it is difficult to grasp them and even more difficult to obtain them by unveiling.