System of transliteration for Arabic characters List of abbreviations Foreword Introduction Chapter One: Homeland Chapter Two: Vocation Chapter Three: Election Chapter Four: Ibn 'Arabi and the Savants of Andalusia Chapter Five: God's Vast Earth Chapter Six: Fez Chapter Seven: Farewells Chapter Eight: The Great Pilgrimage Chapter Nine: 'Counsel My Servants' Chapter Ten: Damascus, 'Refuge of the Prophets' Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index of Names Glossary and Index of Technical Terms
Claude Addas is a scholar of Ibn Arabi and the author of Ibn
Arabi: The Voyage of No Return, published by the Islamic Texts
'This excellent biography is the first of its kind.'
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'I read it like a novel, a novel written in captivating style and with a seeming infinite love for its hero - a novel distinguished by its meticulous care for details and full of trustworthy information taken from manuscripts and printed sources... It is more than a translation: with the author's help, some additions have been made, some points clarified.' -- Annemarie Schimmel
'The first serious biography of the most influential figure in the history of Islamic mysticism. It is based on an enormous amount of documentary evidence... In his voluminous writings Ibn 'Arabi recounted his visionary experiences, his journeys, real and imaginary, and his meetings with other mystics, both alive and dead.'