Book/Printed Material The Meccan Revelations.

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Title

  • The Meccan Revelations.

Summary

  • Muḥyiddin ibn Arabi (1165--1240 AD, 560--638 AH), also known as al-Shaykh al-Akbar (the Great Shaykh), was a Muslim mystic and philosopher of Andalusian origin. He was born in Murcia but his family later moved to Seville. Ibn Arabi's life was divided almost equally between West and East. After traveling extensively in North Africa, he embarked on a spiritual journey from his native Spain. He arrived in Mecca in 1202, where he spent three years. He then spent years traveling in Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Turkey. He died in Damascus. His major work on Sufism, Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya (The Meccan revelations) is an extensive encyclopedia comprising 560 chapters. The main subjects covered include metaphysics, cosmology, spiritual anthropology, the relationship of science and religion, psychology, the spiritual interpretation of Islamic rituals, and jurisprudence.

Names

  • Ibn al-ʻArabī, 1165-1240 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1900 to 1999]

Headings

  • -  1165 to 1240
  • -  Cosmology
  • -  Islamic law
  • -  Jurisprudence
  • -  Metaphysics
  • -  Psychology
  • -  Science and religion
  • -  Sufism

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Volume 3.
  • -  Original resource at: Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666160

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Ibn Al-ʻArabī, Author. The Meccan Revelations. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1999, 1900] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666160/.

APA citation style:

Ibn Al-ʻArabī, A. (1900) The Meccan Revelations. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1999] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666160/.

MLA citation style:

Ibn Al-ʻArabī, Author. The Meccan Revelations. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1999, 1900] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666160/>.