Book 01 - The Openings Revealed in Makkah, Taschenbuch Series
By Shaykh al-Akbar Muhyiddin ibn al-Arabi
Translated by Shuayb Eric Winkel
The first of thirty-seven books of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s magnum opus al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah, translated and conveyed by Shuʿayb Dr Eric Winkel
In Chapter 1, we meet the Youth, ‘from whom I took from a segmentation of his configured body (which was cobbled like the paving stones at the bottom and sides of a well) what I was made to write into this book, and the mysteries there were between me and him’. Then in Chapter 2, we are shown the letters, which are the guides of the phrases, and the spirits who are the secret of life.
‘I am the ripened meadow, the universal harvest, so lift my veils and recite what is contained etched in my lines. What you learn from me, put in your book, and speak directly in it to everyone dearest to you.’
Size: 11x18.5cm. Spine width varies. Weight range: ~150-200grams.
PLEASE NOTE: Taschenbuch and Volumes of The Openings Revealed in Makkah
The Taschenbuch Series is a new collection in softcover and contains 37 individual books. The first ten of thirty-seven books of the Taschenbuch Series have been designed and published; they have matte art paper covers and are pocket-sized and travel-light. It is being published by Oceans Within (The Futuhat Foundation)
Pir Press has published the first four of 19 Volumes that are hardback; Each volume has two books (e.g. Volume 1 contains books 1 and 2). The Volumes are printed in the highest print quality, with gold-embossed covers, and a generous layout. Volumes have the full apparatus of a scholarly edition. The collection would be a fine addition to your library.
The text of the two formats is the same, but the design, layout, size, font size, and inclusion of apparatus differ.