Jesus Son of Mary in the Qur'an ..

 Jesus Son of Mary in the Qur'an -
& According to the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi
, New,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 430 pages,
Compiled by Maurice Gloton,
Translated by Edin Q. Lohja,
Published by Fons Vitae.

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Jesus Son of Mary in the Qur'an & According to the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi.

The Qur'an commentary and explanations are largely based on grammatical syntax and complex meanings of Arabic tri-partite roots to show linkages between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Qurʾānic chapters deal with relevant extracts from Ibn Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam and Futuhat al-Makkiyya on John the Baptist, Zachariah, the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, Jesus, and Mary.

"An important and theologically-nuanced exploration of Islam’s Jesus,
enriched throughout by the author’s deep engagement with the Sufism
of Ibn ʿArabī."---Timothy J. Winter,
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge

Gloton is a major authority on Ibn ʿArabī studies in French. This book is a summary of his research on the topic of Jesus and Mary in Islam through the Akbarian perspective, using Qurʾānic vocabulary and syntax to explain the multi-layered meanings in the Qurʾān.

The esoteric perspective of Ibn ʿArabī is woven into the text, providing insights into the nature of Jesus and Mary and proving the universality of the three Abrahamic revelations.
A good balance is presented between the esoteric approach and an historical and linguistic analysis of the subject.

The book is in ten chapters, the first 7 dealing with a detailed analysis of the characteristics of Islam: universality, unity, shahada (testimony of faith), salawat (Blessings upon Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ,), and then proceeding with the discussion on Jesus, Mary and the Christians in the Qur’an, with commentaries of each relevant chapter of the Qur’an, verse by verse. Chapters 8-10 deal with relevant extracts from Shaykh ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam and Futuhat al-Makkiyya on John the Baptist, Zachariah, the Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, and Mary. The book is concluded by a detailed documentation of the chronology of the pertinent Qur’anic verses and side comments.

Shaykh al-Akbar : Muhi'y ad-Din Ibn al-'Arabi,
'alayhi ar-Rahman w'al Ridwan, one of the greatest mystics of any age, was born in Murcia (Spain) in the year 1165 (Common Era), and from his earliest youth displayed remarkable intellectual and spiritual aptitude. He travelled extensively throughout the Islamic world, conversing with mystics, divines and philosophers. His teaching is based on the primordial principle, which underlies all spiritual traditions, of the absolute unity of existence.  

In more than 400 books the meanings and expression of this principle are set down with extraordinary clarity and fullness. Shaykh Ibn 'Arabi, alayhir rahman, passed away in Damascus in 1240 CE. His influence is pervasive and profound, and he is known to many as al-Shaykh al-Akbar - 'the Greatest Teacher'.


Table of Contents :


---Chapter [1]. Universality of Islam,

---Chapter [2]. The Two-Part Profession of Islamic Faith, or the Shahada,

---Chapter [3]. On the Formula of Divine Unity "No Deity but God" La ilaha illa llah ...

---Chapter [4]. On the Formula Muhammad, ﷺ, is the Messenger of God, Muhammad Rasul-Allah,

---Chapter [5]. The Prayer on the Prophet, ﷺ, Al-Salat Ala an-Nabi,

---Chapter [6]. General Themes Concerning Jesus, Mary and the Christians in the Qur'an and Prophetic Tradition According to the Surahs in which they Appear,
------A. The Family and the Progeny of 'Imran dowen to Jesus,
------B.Maryam - Mary,
------C. Jesus and Mary,
------D. Jesus,
------E. Christianity and the Christians before the Islamic Revelation,
------F. Jesus and the Children of Israel,
------G. The People of the Scripture,
------H. The Disbelievers or those who obscure Faith Regarding God,

---Chapter [7]. Commentary by Surah,
------Surah 2 :
---------1. Moses, Messenger & Prophet, His Revelaed Law and the Messengers who followed him,
---------2. The Scripture or Kitab,
---------3. Isa ibn Maryam or Jesus, the Son of Mary,
------------Difference between Kufr and Shirk,
------------Some considerations linked to the notion of 'Community'
------------Two Divine Wills?
------Surah 3 :
---------Furqan and Qur'an,
---------The Family of 'Imran,
---------The Family of Jesus Son of Mary,
---------The Mihrab,
---------The Anointed One, Jesus Son of Mary, Word of Allah,
---------The Anointed One, Jesus Son of Mary, Brought near Unto God,
---------The Announcement made to Mary by the Angels,
---------How should we understand the word Bashar?
---------The appellation Bashar in the Qur'an,
---------How should one understand the term 'Scripture'?
---------How should one understand the term 'Wisdom'?
---------How should one understand the term 'Thora'?
---------How should one understand the term 'Gospel'?
---------Jesus Messenger of Allah,
---------The Children of Israel,
---------The Twelve Sons of Jacob according to the Old Testament,
---------A Sign from your Lord,
---------The Miracles of Jesus,
---------Jesus Confirms,
---------The Disciples of Jesus,
---------The Meaning of the Expressions Mathal and 'Inda 'Llah,
---------Kun Fa-Yakun (Be! And It Is),
------Surah 4 :
---------Jesus and Crucifixion,
---------[We Cursed Them] refers to the Jews,
---------Some Linguistic Aspects for Introducing the Meaning of the Two Nouns, 'Word' (Kalima) and 'Spirit' (Ruh),
---------He is The Messenger of Allah, ﷺ, (Rasul Allah),
------------The meaning of the two terms, Rasul, Messenger, and Mursal, envoy,
------------The meaning of "Jesus is the Messenger of Allah"
---------Jesus, The Word of Allah (Kalimatu-Hu - His Word) Which He conveyed unto Mary,
---------Jesus, Spirit from Allah (Ruh min Allah),
---------Therefore Believe in Allah and His Messengers,
---------And Say Not "Three" (Wa La Taqulu Thalatha) ... But One,
------Surah 5 :
---------Different Names attributed to Jesus and his Mother,
---------Jesus mentioned with other Prophets,
---------'Send Down on Us,'
---------'A Feast' 'Id,
---------'For the First of Us and for the Last of Us,
---------'A Sign from Thee'
---------'Give us Sustenance,'
---------'The Gospel'
---------'Be Glorified! (Subhana-Ka),
---------'It was not Mine to utter that which did not seem as Truth to Me' (Bi-Haqqi),
---------If I Used to Say It, then Thou Knewest It,
---------Thou Knowest what is in my Soul, and I know Not what is in Thy Soul,
-------What Does the Word Nafs Imply in the Qur'an?
---------When the word Nafs is determined or undetermined,
---------The word Nafs is associated to the epithet "Wahida"- unique,
---------When Nafs is Attributed to Allah,
---------Lo, Thou art forever Knower of Mysteries,
---------The Order to Worsdhip Only Allah,
---------Thou Tookest Me (Tawaffayta-Ni),
------Surah 6 :
---------Prophets mentioned in the Qur'an,
---------A Child or an Endangered or Begotten Being (Walad),
------Surah 7 :
---------The Connection to the Terms Ummi and Rahma with the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ,
------------Study of the Word Rahma,
------------Relation between Ummi and Rahma,
------------The Ummi Messenger, Prophet in relation to the Tora and the Gospel,
------Surah 9 :
---------Who is 'Uzayr' ?
---------Al-Masih ibn Allah,
---------Some historical points on the name,
---------'They imitate the saying,'
---------'Of those who Veiled of Old'
------Surah 19 : Al-Maryam,
---------Revealed in Makkah, except for verses 58 and 71,
---------Sequence concerning The Prophets Zachariah and Yahya,
---------What does the term Ghulam mean?
---------I Created thy norm Primordially (Khalaqtu-ka Min Qablu),
---------The Sequence concerning Mary and Jesus,
---------The Cause of their Inferiority or "To Distance herself from Them"
---------An analysis of the Verse,
------Surahs 21 to 112 :

---Chapter [8]. Conclusion of Chapter 7,
------Table 1.
------Allah as Essence,
------Allah, in His Function of Divinity,
------Two Principal Divine Functions:
---------The Command (Amr) and
---------The Spirit (Ruh),
------Adam, or the Primordial Man, and the Spirit of Allah,
------The Truthful, Depository Spirit, The Angels,
------Mary in her Relationship to the Spirit, the Words, and the Scriptures,
------The Anoit, Jesus, Son of Mary, His Word and Spirit from Him,
------The Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, in Relation to the Command and the Spirit,
------The Servants, The Believers,
------Outside the Table,
---Introduction to the Translations of Ibn 'Arabi,

---Chapter [9]. Extracts from the Fusus al-Hikam,
------Ringstone of the Wisdom of Prophethood in the Word of Jesus,
------Al-Qashani, his sharh ala Fusus al-Hikam,
------Ringstone of Wisdom of Majesty in the Word of John,
------Ringstone of the Wisdom of Possessing in the Word of Zachariah,

---Chapter [10]. Extracts from Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya,
------The Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, in Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya,
---------Chapter 73/73,
---------Chapter 73/74,
------Jesus and Mary in Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya,
---------On the Intermediary world (barzakh),
---------On Prayer,
---------On Zakat,
---------On Fasting,
---------Further extracts,
---------On the Notion of Bashar,
---------On al-Tawba,
---------On Ru'ya,
---------Al-Shath - ecstatic statement,
---------Further extracts,
---------Jesus descends at the end of time,
---------Further extracts.

---Index of Qur'anic Verses,
---Index of Qur'anic Verse Translations.

More Qur'an Translations and Commentary,
Also see Inter Faith,
Works of Shaykh ibn al-Arabi.

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