Author: Muhyi Din Ibn al Arabi; Aisha Bewley (translator); Laleh bakhtiar (editor); Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Series Editor)
Publisher: Great Books of the Islamic World, Inc. (April 15, 2009)
Pages: 274 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Translated from Chapter 71 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley, Ibn al-Arabi relates mysteries of fasting from the gnostic (irfani) perspective while at the same time explaining the divine law in every detail.
About the Author --
Muhyi al-Din Ibn Arabi (1165-1240 CE) is a well-known and highly regarded Spanish-born mystic and one of the most prolific writers in Islamic history. He has contributed significantly to Quranic commentary, jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, cosmology, and spiritual psychology. He was also a poet of love. He is the founder of the school of gnosis (irfan) and bridges practices of healing the heart as divine mysteries with theoretical issues of philosophy and theology.