Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-‘Arabī’s The Openings Revealed in Makkah - Vol 1 - (al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah - Books 1 & 2)
Translated by Dr. Eric Winkel
A two-day book launch with Dr. Eric Winkel
March 29-30, 2019 - New York City
More info at sufibooks.com
The Greatest Teacher, al-shaykh al-akbar, Ibn al-‘Arabī dictated to his close friends this work of over 10,000 manuscript pages depicting the extraordinary vision of the Youth he encountered while circling the Kaʿbah in Makkah. 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 Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah has never been translated from the original classical Arabic in its entirety. From 2012, Dr. Winkel has been working exclusively on translating this work in order to produce the first complete translation into English of the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah.
PIR PRESS is proud to announce the publication of the first volume of The Openings Revealed in Makkah and the project is anticipated to be completed in 2022 in nineteen volumes.
“At this juncture of human evolution, we are in desperate need of clear heart-guidance. We need knowledge that will help to guide us out of the dream labyrinth in which we are wandering - a labyrinth of materialism, of clinging to separate identities and nationalities, addicted to conflict, sickened by the lack of deep meaning in our life and the terror of being adrift in an uncaring universe. The only guidance that can lead us out of this haunted condition is the knowledge of the human heart which comes through the great hearts of humanity. These Masters of the heart rest in deep God-consciousness. Their light shines beyond the borders of separate religions and nations and transcends the changes of time. This is the guidance we need to urgently attend to for the survival of life on Earth and for peace and mutual understanding in our human family. It is the light that will awaken our own heart, where Truth dwells.
The subtle science of human nature and Divine Reality presented by the Master Ibn al-ʿArabī is this rare and precious knowledge, far beyond what empirical science can provide but also complementing it and grounding it in a spiritual universe.
May we drink from the wells of the Master of the heart, Ibn al-ʿArabī, and be spiritually revived.”
— Fariha Fatima Friedrich
Shaykh of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order