Divine Sayings
Divine Sayings

Divine Sayings

101 Hadith Qudsi: The Mishkat al-anwar of Ibn 'Arabi



218 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9781905937646

Price: $27.95


One of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi, this book contains 101 sayings that are categorized into three sections. The first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission by individuals that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra, orally transmitted hadith. Providing a full introduction to the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing, this scholarly volume also includes complete English and Arabic texts of the sayings, full chains of transmission, and information on the manuscript sources.This is an important resource for scholars and students of Islam and Sufism, as well as having general appeal to anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Author Biography

Stephen Hirtenstein is a Senior Research Fellow of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and Editor of the Society Journal, as well as director of Anqa Publishing. He also works as a senior editor on Encyclopaedia Islamica, and teaches Sufism and Sufi poetry at theUniversity of Oxford. His particular interest is in the conservation of the existing manuscripts of Ibn 'Arabi's works. His publications include The Unlimited Mercifier (a biography of Ibn 'Arabi) and translations of shorter treatises (Divine Sayings, Seven Days of the Heart, Alchemy of Human Happiness). Ibn 'Arabi was an eminent scholar and teacher of Islam in the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain during the 12th century. Martin Notcutt is a devoted scholar of Ibn 'Arabi and a fellow of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society.