The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation: The Adornment of the Spiritually Transformed (Hilyat al-abdal)

The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation: The Adornment of the Spiritually Transformed (Hilyat al-abdal)

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Overview

Objective and illuminating, this treatise, written by Sufi leader Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, presents a fundamental analysis of spiritual practice. Underscoring the importance of silence, seclusion, hunger, and vigilance, this guide demonstrates that these activities are both physical and spiritual. Providing the necessary tools for an enlightened life, this dual-language edition incorporates the first critical edition of the Arabic text, gathered from the best-surviving manuscripts. An introduction, and translation of chapter 53 of the renowned Futuhat al-Makkiyya, are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905937042
Publisher: Anqa Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Series: Mystical Treatises of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Series
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 795,963
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi was an eminent Sufi mystic and teacher in the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain during the 12th century. Stephen Hirtenstein is the editor of the journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society and a director of Anqa Publishing. He is the translator of Divine Sayings, the cotranslator of The Seven Days of the Heart, and the author of The Unlimited Mercifier.

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James Winston Morris

For centuries one of Ibn 'Arabi's most accessible and widely studied works, the Hilyat al-abdal, highlights the practical foundation of spiritual discipline underlying all of his metaphysical and theological writings. (James Winston Morris, professor, Boston College)

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