Title

ﺍﻟﻮﻻﻳﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﻨﺒﻮﺓ " ﻋﻨﺪ ﻣﺤﻴﻲ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺑﻦ عرﺑﻲ : تحقيق ودراسة لنص لم يسبق نشره / " Sainthood and Prophecy " : A Study and Edition of an Epistolary Manuscript by Ibn 'Arabī

Program

ALIF

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http://www.jstor.org/stable/521756

All Authors

طاهر, حامد; Taher, Hamed; بن عربى, محيي الدين

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Publication Date

1985

doi

https://www.doi.org/10.2307/521756

Abstract

[This article presents a scholarly edition of an important epistle of Ibn 'Arabī on "Saint hood" and "Prophecy" (al-Wilāya Wa'l Nubuwwa), not published before, with an introductory study of its authenticity, its place in the works of Ibn 'Arabī, and a critical analysis of its mystic orientation. Three levels of discourse are discussed: (1) the juridical and exegetical; (2) the Sunni and orthodox; (3) the Philosophical and mystical. Ibn 'Arabī compares and contrasts the "saint" (al-walī) with the "prophet" (al-nabī), using the Quranic story of al-Khiḍr and Moses. He forges a mystical vocabulary and refers to earlier mystics by allusions and direct quotations. "Unity of Being" (Waḥdat al-Wujūd), characteristic of Ibn 'Arabī, pervades the text.]

First Page

7

Last Page

38

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