On the Mysteries of Purifying the Alms
[A5+] Paperback - 284 pages,
by Muhy al-Din ibn al-Arabi.
Futuhat Al-Makkiyya :
Meccan Revelations - ''Great Books of the Islamic World''
Translated by Aisha Bewley,
Edited by Laleh Bakhtyar.
Back in Stock July 2019
Translated from Chapter 70 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya
by Aisha Bewley. Shaykh Ibn al-Arabi, may Allah be pleased with him
, explains the Mysteries of the Islamic practice of the Purifying Alms (zakaah)
in a way no other scholar every has. He opens up doors of intuition to the astute reader.
'' Ibn al-'Arabi's magnum opus, al-Futūhāt al-Makkiyya
, 'The Meccan Openings', is known at least by name to all students of Sufism. In spite of its importance for Islamic thought in general, and Ibn al-'Arabi in particular, few scholars have taken advantage of its enormous riches because of the numerous difficulties connected with reading and understanding the text'' --- Professor William Chittick
: Aisha Bewley :
Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Ash-Shifa
of Qadi “Iyad.