The Mawlid of the Greatest Praise :
'Mawlid al-Hamd al-Akbar,'
from the speech of the Greatest Master ibn al-Arabi,
[A5] Paperback - 114 pages,
by Shaykh al-Akbar ibn al-Arabi,
Transl. by Dr. Ali Hussain,
Foreword by Prof. Bilal Ware,
Published by ISCA, USA.
Now in Stock - October 2023
This book is a humble attempt that follows in the footsteps of a long list of blessed works in the mawlid genre and praise poetry of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be God's peace and blessings, such as Mawlid al-Dayba'i, the Burdah by Imam al-Busairi, Mawlid al-Diya' al-Lami' (The Shimmering Light) by Habib 'Umar b. Hafiz and countless others.
Whereas other works in the mawlid genre usually discuss the physical birth of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, this book focuses instead on the blessed birth of his reality, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, known among Sufi saints as al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya (the Muhammadan Reality) or al-Nur al-Muhammadi (the Muhammadan Light), which he, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, describes in a hadith as God's First Creation.
"God has blessed the Pen of Dr. Ali Hussain with a rare perhaps singular gift. In our time, I know of none who drinks more deeply from the wellspring of ash Shaykh al-Akbar and can think of none better to translate and present this sacred gift to us. " ---Dr. Bilal Ware.
Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in present day Murcia, Spain in 1165/560. At a young age, he experienced many visions that set him on the path of walaya (sainthood). After accompanying the prominent scholars and sages of Southern Iberia and North Africa, he migrated eastward where he visited the celebrated centers of Islam at the time, including Makkah, Madinah, Cairo, Baghdad, Hebron and Anatolia. He finally settled in Damascus where he transitioned in 1240/638. He is considered one of the most prolific Muslim thinkers, with approximately 250 books, most auspiciously al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya (Mekkan Openings) and Fusus al-Hikam (Bezels of Wisdom).
Table of Contents :
---Chapter One. The Saints Love for the Prophet,
---Chapter Two. Introduction,
---Chapter Three. The Holy Qur'an,
---Chapter Four. Informing of His Lofty Rank,
---Chapter Five. His Reality as a Walking Qur'an,
---Chapter Six. His Household and their Lofty Station,
---Chapter Seven. The Lofty Station of His Law,
---Chapter Eight. His Ascension,
---Chapter Nine. The Birth of His Reality,
---Chapter Ten. Standing in Sight of the Full Moon,
---Chapter Eleven. Benedictions Upon the Beloved.
More Mawlid books.
Also see Sira of the Prophet,
Also see Shama'il books.
Other works from Shaykh ibn al-'Arabi.