Ibn 'Arabi

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Ibn 'Arabi

Heir to the Prophets

William C. Chittick

Renowned expert William Chittick covers the life and works of this legendary Sufi writer.
9781851683871 (5 Sep 2005)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

The importance of Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) for Islamic mysticism lies in the fact that he was a speculative thinker of the highest order, albeit diffuse and difficult to understand. His central doctrine is the unity of all existence. In this text, William Chittick explores how, through the work of Ibn Al-Arabi, Sufism moves away from anguished and ascetic searchings of the heart and conscience and becomes a matter of speculative philsophy and theosophy.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

William C. Chittick is a renowned expert in Islam and is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of /Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul/ (Oneworld).


"Full of quotes of Ibn al-Arabi, makes interesting reading"

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