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Ibn ‘Arabi

Heir to the Prophets

William C. Chittick

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.

  • Publication date: March 29, 2007
  • ISBN: 9781851685110
  • RRP: £17.00
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication date: September 5, 2005
  • ISBN: 9781851683871
  • RRP: £25.00
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication date: December 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780741932
  • RRP: £18.00
  • Pages: 160


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

Islam and Christianity

William C. Chittick

William C. Chittick is professor of Persian Languages at Stony Brook University, New York. He is the author and translator of twenty-five books and one hundred articles on Islamic thought, Sufism, Shi’ism, and Persian literature.

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