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Recurring themes include our complete dependence on God, and His readiness to forgive and embrace those who truly turn to Him. They are memorable, and in their generosity of spirit bring us close to the absolutely Real.
Although they come from the Islamic tradition, and wear the clothes of time and place, they are universal in nature, and can be appreciated by people from any background. The book is a wonderful gift. He dedicated his whole life to exposing, at the deepest level, the primordial Unity underlying all human and natural life, in all its richness and complexity. Many of these later students have become beacons of wisdom in their own right.
In recent years, as more of his writ- ings have been translated into Western languages, there has been an ever-growing appreciation of his importance as a champion of boundless compassion. Details of sources are given in Appendix B. His translation drew attention to this work in the West, and the format in which the book was produced was so attractive that it was itself translated into Spanish and Turkish.
In an American version appeared under the title of Diamonds. An important difference also arises in the way each has been preserved and transmitted.
They all outlived the Prophet, and thus were able to pass on their knowledge to succeeding generations. You will not go astray as long as you hold on to them: the Book of God and my Sunna. For a number of reasons, the accounts which make up the Sunna are not all equally reliable, and a critical methodo- logy has been developed to evaluate their relative authenticity, described in terms of strength or weakness.
During a period of retreat he had a unique vision of the three major prophets of the Western tradition: Jesus, Moses and Muhammad, each of whom gave him particu- lar instruction. Soon afterwards, he came into contact with several spiritual teachers in Andalusia, and rapidly displayed his exceptional gifts.
In Cordoba in A H , for example, he had a glorious vision of all the prophets, from Adam to Muhammad, during which he was told of his own function as Seal of Muhammadian Sainthood. He had hundreds of students drawn from all walks of religious and spiritual life. In it he summarised his teaching through an exposition of the spiritual message of each prophet, from Adam to Muhammad.
Most appear to be lost, and those that do remain have not been the subject of much study to date. And God strikes similitudes for men, and God has knowledge of everything. See P. Beneito and S. See Fut. This tripartite division explains why the work has come to be known under various titles. A close analysis shows that no less than 60 out of the are repeated verbatim, in fact all those which particu- larly constitute advice to people in this world, rather than Divine addresses to people in Paradise.
Although the overall organisation is different, two long passages Fut. If you are ignorant, then I have informed you. If you are forgetful, then I have awakened you and reminded you.
The Arabic text has been edited using several different early manuscripts, which are to be found in the libraries of Turkey see Appendix B for details , and produced in collaboration with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and Tradigital in Cairo. Transmission and reception In this translation the sayings are presented in the English transla- tion in their simplest form. That is, the list of people involved in their transmission is reduced to the minimum in the text, so that the actual sense of the Divine Saying may be seen as clearly as possible.
It is particularly interesting to note how regularly two names recur. The passing of this light from generation to generation is a genuine work of prayer and testimony to receptivity. His attitude was a model of humility and servanthood before God. The oral transmission of these sayings becomes, then, not just a chain of people passing on information, but more akin to a succession of prostrations.
To pass on faithfully what has been given as truth requires a total emptying of self, so that there is no interference on the part of the transmitter. Boase and F. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher.
We wish to express our deepest gratitude to the following, without whose help and expertise this book would not have seen the light of day. We are greatly indebted to Ahmed al-Ellaoui for his typing and editing skills, to Daniel Hirtenstein and Sara Sviri for their inestimable help with the translation, and to Sara Hirtenstein, Judy Kearns and Michael Tiernan for their editing, typesetting and invaluable suggestions.
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Divine Sayings: The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi
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Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi: The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi
Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi (The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi)