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This time Ibn Arabi was travelling north; first they visited Medina and in they entered Baghdad. It was his first time that he passed through Syria, visiting Aleppo and Damascus. In developing his explanation of the perfect being, Ibn Arabi first discusses the issue of oneness through the metaphor of the mirror. Meaning two things; that since humans are mere reflections of God there can be no distinction or separation between the two and, without God the creatures would be non-existent. When an individual understands that there is no separation between human and God they begin on the path of ultimate oneness. The search within for this reality of oneness causes one to be reunited with God, as well as, improve self-consciousness.

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This time Ibn Arabi was travelling north; first they visited Medina and in they entered Baghdad. It was his first time that he passed through Syria, visiting Aleppo and Damascus. In developing his explanation of the perfect being, Ibn Arabi first discusses the issue of oneness through the metaphor of the mirror.

Meaning two things; that since humans are mere reflections of God there can be no distinction or separation between the two and, without God the creatures would be non-existent. When an individual understands that there is no separation between human and God they begin on the path of ultimate oneness. The search within for this reality of oneness causes one to be reunited with God, as well as, improve self-consciousness. This causes the perfect human to be of both divine and earthly origin.

Ibn Arabi metaphorically calls him an Isthmus. Ibn Arabi expressed that through self manifestation one acquires divine knowledge, which he called the primordial spirit of Muhammad and all its perfection.

Ibn Arabi details that the perfect human is of the cosmos to the divine and conveys the divine spirit to the cosmos. Ibn Arabi believed that one may see God in the mirror of Muhammad. He maintained that Muhammad was the best proof of God and, by knowing Muhammad, one knows God. Recent research suggests that over of his works have survived in manuscript form, although most printed versions have not yet been critically edited and include many errors.

It totals chapters. It deals with the role played by various prophets in divine revelation. However many other scholars accept the work as genuine. The printed versions available are based on only one volume of the original work. Part of this has been translated as Sufis of Andalusia, reminiscences and spiritual anecdotes about many interesting people whom he met in al-Andalus.

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Despite its clear provenance as a completely accurate work, from the hand and mind of its transcriber, and its reputation through the centuries as the most significant and profound reflection of Islamic thought, the Futuhat al-Makkiyah has never been translated from the original classical Arabic in its entirety. Known as Muhyiddin the Reviver of Religion and the Shaykh al-Akbar the Greatest Master , he was born in AH AD into the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain, the centre of an extraordinary flourishing and cross-fertilization of Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought, through which the major scientific and philosophical works of antiquity were transmitted to Northern Europe. He travelled extensively in the Islamic world and died in Damascus in AD. In his Diwan and Tarjuman al-Ashwaq he also wrote some of the finest poetry in the Arabic language. These extensive writings provide a beautiful exposition of the Unity of Being, the single and indivisible reality which simultaneously transcends and is manifested in all the images of the world. Firmly rooted in the Quran, his work is universal, accepting that each person has a unique path to the truth, which unites all paths in itself. He has profoundly influenced the development of Islam since his time, as well as significant aspects of the philosophy and literature of the West.

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He wrote a number of works whilst still living in Andalusia, but the majority of his writings date from the second part of his life when he was living in Mecca, Anatolia and Damascus. Of the heritage which has come down to us, there is a core of about 85 works which we can be certain are genuine works by him. Also, in the eight centuries since his death, many works have been wrongly attributed to him. In order to achieve a clearer picture, the MIAS Archiving Project has been conducting research into the written heritage and to date has examined more than 3, manuscripts in libraries throughout the world. Topics include the inner meanings of the Islamic rituals, the stations of travellers on the journey to God and in God, the nature of cosmic hierarchy, the spiritual and ontological meaning of the letters of the Arabic alphabet, the sciences embraced by each of the ninety-nine names of God, and the significance of the differing messages of various prophets. Tarjuman al-ashwaq "The Interpreter of Yearnings" This short collection of love poetry was inspired by his meeting during his first pilgrimage to Mecca with Nizam, the beautiful and gifted daughter of a great scholar from Isfahan. He later wrote a long commentary on the poems to prove to one of his critics that they deal with spiritual truths and not profane love.

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