Selections from al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya
by Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi
On Allah being disconnected from any connection or embodiment
contained in the words which designate Him
The Cause of the Beginning of the World and the Ranks of the
Most Beautiful Names
Concerning the beginning of the spiritual creation. Who was the first to
exist in it? From what did it exist?
In what did it exist? In what manner did it exist? What was its goal?
Concerning the spheres of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm
The Beginning of Human Bodies
(The last thing to come into existence in the Macrocosm
and the last class of products)
The existence of spirits created from smokeless fire (jinn)
Concerning the Bearers of the Throne
On the reason for the increase and decrease of knowledges and the words of Allah, "Say: 'Lord, increase me in knowledge!" and the words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "Allah does not restrict knowledge, plucking from the breasts of the scholars, but He removes it by removing the scholars.'"
Concerning existent time and determined time
Concerning the secret of the Shari'a, outward and inward,
and which Divine Name brought it into existence
On the Secrets of Fasting (Selections)
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