The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination
Ibn al-'Arabi is still known as "the Great Sheik" among the surviving Sufi orders. Born in Muslim Spain, he has become famous in the West as the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. He was a great philosopher, theologian, and poet.
William Chittick takes a major step toward exposing the breadth and depth of Ibn al-'Arabi's vision. The book offers his view of spiritual perfection and explains his theology, ontology, epistemology, hermeneutics, and soteriology. The clear language, unencumbered by methodological jargon, makes it accessible to those familiar with other spiritual traditions, while its scholarly precision will appeal to specialists.
Beginning with a survey of Ibn al-'Arabi's major teachings, the book gradually introduces the most important facets of his thought, devoting attention to definitions of his basic terminology. His teachings are illustrated with many translated passages introducing readers to fascinating byways of spiritual life that would not ordinarily be encountered in an account of a thinker's ideas. Ibn al-'Arabi is allowed to describe in detail the visionary world from which his knowledge derives and to express his teachings in his own words.
More than 600 passages from his major work, al-Futuhat al-Makkivva, are translated here, practically for the first time. These alone provide twice the text of the Fusus al-hikam. The exhaustive indexes make the work an invaluable reference tool for research in Sufism and Islamic thought in general.
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I have not read the book for sake of its cover. Ibn Al Rabi was a MOOR. Black and highly melaninated. Without this respect as to who he was, the knowledge will NEVER be overstood. S. Rasheed Bey
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The book itself is a translation of portions of Ibn Arabi's al-Futuhat al-Makkivva by William Chittick. It comprises 329 pages of closely spaced double columns which don't make for easy reading. Plus ... Read full review
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1 The Divine Presence
Worlds and Presences
Being and Nonexistence
The Divine Attributes
The Divine Acts
11 The Scale of the Law
Wisdom and Courtesy
The Scale of Reason
The Return to God
Assuming the Traits of God
The Scale of the Law
Seeing Things as They Are
2 The Names of God
The Names of the Names
Properties and Effects
The Names of Engendered Existence
3 The Divine Roots of Heirarchy and Conflict
Ranking in Degrees
The Names Personified
The Divine Conflict
The Unity of the Essence
Names of Incomparability and Names of Acts
4 The Essence and the Divinity
The Unknowability of the Essence
The Independence of the Essence
The Name Allah
The Disputes of the Angels
Incomparability and Similarity
Combining Incompatibility and Similarity
5 Existence and Nonexistence
Wujud and Mawjūd
Loci of Manifestation
SelfDisclosure and Receptivity
Oneness of Being and Effects of the Names
6 The New Creation
7 Cosmic Imagination
The Manifestation of the Impossible
8 The Supreme Barzakh
The Breath of the Allmerciful
Relief Through Mercy
The Real Through Whom Creation Takes Place
The Universal Reality
9 Knowledge nd the Knower
The Usefulness of Knowledoe
Limits to Knowledge
The Infinity of Knowledge
10 Acquiring Knowledge
Reactions to the Revelation of Similarity
12 Faith and Rational Interpretation
The Rational Thinkers
Acts of God and Acts of Man
13 Knowing Gods SelfDisclosure
The Lights of SelfDisclosure
Naming the Perception of Light
Witnessing and Vision
Perceiving the Veil
14 UNDERSTANDING THE KORAN
The Goal of Rational Inquiry
Reason versus Unveiling
The Character of Muhammad
The Context of the Koran
The Commentary of the Folk of Allah
Commentary by Allusion
Knowledoe of Hadith
15 Weighing SelfDiclosure
Knowledge and Practice
16 Names and Stations
The Divine Form
The Stations of the Path
Assuming the Character Traits of Cod
Noble and Base Character Traits
17 Pitfalls of the Path
Good and Evil
The Two Commands
The Perfection of Imperfection
Gods Conclusive Argument
The Straight Path
Nobility of Character
18 Safety in Servanthood
The Servants Worship of his Lord
The Perils of Lordship
The Exaltation of Lowliness
The Perfect Servant
Worship Through Free Will Offerings
Obligations and Supererogations
19 Transcending the Gods of Belief
Worshiping God and Self
Paths of Belief
Belief and the Law
The Belief of the Gnostic
2 0 Seeing with Two Eyes
Duality and the Signs of Unity
The Possessor of Two Eyes
Being With Cod Wherever You Are
Serving the Divine Names
The People of Blame
The Station of No Station
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