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The bezels of wisdom
Ibn al-ʻArabī, 1165-1240.
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Publication Information:
New York : Paulist Press, [1980]

Physical Description:
xviii, 302 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Translation of Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.

Includes indexes.
Reading Level:
1470 Lexile.
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Called by Moslems "the greatest Master," Ibn Al' Arabi (1165-1240), a Sufi born in Spain, wrote this work that was intended to be a synthesis of his spiritual doctrine.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Prefacep. 45
Chapter I The Wisdom of Divinity in the Word of Adamp. 47
Chapter II The Wisdom of Expiration in the Word of Sethp. 60
Chapter III The Wisdom of Exaltation in the Word of Noahp. 71
Chapter IV The Wisdom of Holiness in the Word of Enochp. 82
Chapter V The Wisdom of Rapturous Love in the Word of Abrahamp. 90
Chapter VI The Wisdom of Reality in the Word of Isaacp. 96
Chapter VII The Wisdom of Sublimity in the Word of Ishmaelp. 104
Chapter VIII The Wisdom of Spirit in the Word of Jacobp. 111
Chapter IX The Wisdom of Light in the Word of Josephp. 119
Chapter X The Wisdom of Unity in the Word of Hūdp. 128
Chapter XI The Wisdom of Opening in the Word of &sbdot;āli&hbdot;p. 139
Chapter XII The Wisdom of the Heart in the Word of Shu'Aibp. 145
Chapter XIII The Wisdom of Mastery in the Word of Lotp. 156
Chapter XIV The Wisdom of Destiny in the Word of Ezrap. 163
Chapter XV The Wisdom of Prophecy in the Word of Jesusp. 172
Chapter XVI The Wisdom of Compassion in the Word of Solomonp. 187
Chapter XVII The Wisdom of Being in the Word of Davidp. 198
Chapter XVIII The Wisdom of Breath in the Word of Jonahp. 206
Chapter XIX The Wisdom of the Unseen in the Word of Jobp. 212
Chapter XX The Wisdom of Majesty in the Word of Johnp. 218
Chapter XXI The Wisdom of Dominion in the Word of Zakariahp. 222
Chapter XXII The Wisdom of Intimacy in the Word of Eliasp. 228
Chapter XXIII The Wisdom of Virtue in the Word of Luqmānp. 236
Chapter XXIV The Wisdom of Leadership in the Word of Aaronp. 241
Chapter XXV The Wisdom of Eminence in the Word of Mosesp. 249
Chapter XXVI The Wisdom of Resource in the Word of Khālidp. 267
Chapter XXVII The Wisdom of Singularity in the Word of Muhammadp. 269
Bibliographyp. 285
Index to Textp. 288
Index to Preface, Introductions and Notesp. 295