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July, 2013

  • 28 July

    A quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al ‘Arabi (4)

    on awareness, jealousy, love, and soul The Lord to his devotee: Love me, love me alone. Love yourself in me, in me alone. Attach yourself to me, No one is more inward than I. Others love you for their own sakes, I love you for yourself. And you, you flee ...

  • 28 July

    A quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al ‘Arabi (3)

    on books, christianity, direction, faith, garden, heart, laws, love, and religion O marvel! a garden among the flames… My heart has become capable of all forms. It is a meadow for gazelles and a monastery for Christian monks, A temple for idols and the pilgrim’s Ka’aba, The Tables of the ...

  • 26 July

    Jakarta’s Killer Floods and the Elites

    by ANDRE VLTCHEK It is ‘biasa’ – business as usual – at the ‘Mall Of Indonesia’ in North Jakarta. As if there has been no tragedy of a great magnitude that occurred in this city just a few short minutes drive from its pseudo-Baroque arches and security guards. Devastating floods, the ...

  • 15 July

    Extract From The Fusûs al Hikam

    The calling by revelation of the Brides of Absoluteness in the places of absoluteness of the Wisdoms of the bezels In the Name of the All-Compassionate and Merciful, praise and glory to God Who brings down the Wisdom to the hearts of the Words by the uniqueness of the straight ...

  • 11 July

    Three Dimensions of the Ruh

    Ibn ‘Arabî’s “hagiographical” work, the Ruh al-Quds fî munâsahat al-nafs, opens with the rather emphatic declaration “it is rare, these days, for companionship (suhba) to be based on anything save flattery (mudâhana)”. [1] What follows in his introduction is a vicious attack on contemporary Sufism, mentioning the adoption of Sufi ...

  • 10 July

    Love Letters to the Ka’ba. A presentation of Ibn ‘Arabi’s Tâj al-Rasâ’il

    The Tâj al-Rasâ’il wa-Minhâj al-Wasâ’il,The Crown of Epistles and the Path to Intercessions, in which Ibn ‘Arabi addresses eight love letters to the Ka’ba, contains all the variations that Arabic literature has to offer on the theme of love. This is an unusual love, for a being made of stone, ...

  • 10 July

    A quote by Abu Bakar Muhammad Ibn al-‘Arabi 2-4

    On determination, divinity, god, imagination, names, and rest All {the divine Names} refer to one and the same Named One. But each one of them refers to an essential determination, different from all the rest; it is by this individualization that each Name refers to the God who reveals himself ...

  • 8 July

    A quote by Abu Bakar Muhammad Ibn al-‘Arabi

    On Wonder, Marvel, God, all, and universe Know that when God had created Adam who was the first human organism to be constituted, and when he had established him as the origin and archetype of all human bodies, there remained a surplus of the leaven of the clay. From this ...

  • 6 July

    The Experience And Doctrine Of Love in Ibn ‘Arabî

    “By God, I feel so much love that it seems as though the skies would be rent asunder, the stars fall and the mountains move away if I burdened them with it: such is my experience of love ” If I attributed this quotation to Rûmî or to Ruzbehân Baqlî, ...

  • 6 July

    Extract From The Fusûs Al-Hikam

    The calling by revelation of the Brides of Absoluteness in the places of absoluteness of the Wisdoms of the bezels. In the Name of the All-Compassionate and Merciful, praise and glory to God Who brings down the Wisdom to the hearts of the Words by the uniqueness of the straight ...