ALEXANDER D. KHYSH. IBN 'ARABI IN THE LATER ISLAMIC TRADITION: THE MAKING OF A POLEMICAL IMAGE IN MEDIEVAL ISLAM
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, XVI + 449 p. (SUNY series in Islam) (c) 2002 ALEXANDER D. KHYSH. IBN 'ARABI IN THE LATER ISLAMIC TRADITION: THE MAKING OF A POLEMICAL IMAGE IN MEDIEVAL ISLAM. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, XVI + 449 p. (SUNY series in Islam) * Perhaps, in the history of Islam in general and in the history of Islamic mysticism in particular, one can hardly find such a controversial and controversial figure as the outstanding Andalusian mystic and founder of monistic theosophy Muhyi ad-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ali at-Ta' and al - Hatimi Ibn 'Arabi (560-638/1165-1240). Ibn 'Arabi's teachings spread widely soon after his death, from Andalusia and North Africa to India, and became particularly popular in Iran and Asia Minor. Ibn ' Arabi's monistic theories caused intense controversy among Muslim theologians (ulama), which continued to fade and then flare up again in different parts of the Muslim world for centuries. There is no consensus on the" benefits "or" harms " of the influence of Ibn 'Arabi's ideas, either among Muslim or European scholars. So, the largest German Islamic scholar X. Ritter, pointing out the influence of Arab Sufi ideas on the Persian Sufi poet Fakhr al-Din 'Iraki (610- 688/1213-1289 Ibn' Arabi, who was the first person in Persian literature to apply theosophy, wrote in his treatise Lam'at (The Shining Ones):: "The Lam'at Iraqis are beginning to influence the theory of love in a new way, which is connected with the theosophy of Ibn' Arabi, whose one-colored stream was soon destined to flood the last island of independent mystical thinking in Islam. " 1 According to X. According to Ritter, Ibn 'Arabi's monistic theosophy is in part a systematization of pantheistic trends that began to manifest themselves in the eleventh century A.D. Whether or not using Ibn 'Arabi's terminology, this theory has dominated the Sufis up to modern times .2 In his book, A. D. Knysh sets out to examine the perception of Ibn 'Ar ... Read more
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