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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi (Islamic Texts Society Golden Palm)
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"The first serious biography of the most influential figure in the history of Islamic mysticism." -- The Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Peter Kingsley, Ph.D., recently moved to the United States from Canada and lives with his wife in New Mexico. He is a writer who works to bring together two spheres that for so long have been kept wide apart: the world of direct mystical experience and the world of scholarship. The recipient of many academic awards and honors both in England and in Canada, he is currently an honorary professor at the University of New Mexico (as well as at Simon Fraser University, Canada) and lectures widely throughout North America.
Top Customer Reviews
The book details the social and political climate of the time that ibn Arabi lived from where he grew up, his ancestors, his teachers, what he studied and who he studied with, the subjects taught at the time, the places he travelled and the Sheikhs that he met with.
There is a comprehensive study of the teachings of ibn Arabi such as wahdat al-wajud and to some extent his influence on the later Islamic tradition.
Well worth buying, probably the best you can find.
Will be re-reading several times over. There is some much info to correlate with Ibn Arabi's previous works.
This sentence is certainly a big error in the simplest term where you may no doubt call it a heresy.
She also criticizes Saint Imam Sha'rani with serious subjectivity.
I would definitely prefer to read Sheikh's own books instead.