Providing a precious glimpse into the practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The 14 prayers include not only the most astounding expressions of devotion and contemplation, but also an unparalleled depth of knowledge of union. The very structure of the prayers is itself a mode of contemplation, making for a unique spiritual experience.
Ibn 'Arabi was an eminent scholar and teacher of Islam in the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain during the 12th century. He is the author of Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries, Divine Sayings, and A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection
"An inspired enterprise . . . and formidable scholarship. The book serves very well as both a devotional aid and a lucid presentation of the doctrine of Ibn 'Arabi." —Terry Graham, Sufi Magazine
"A massive achievement . . . succeeds in bringing an immensely valuable and important work into English." —Jane Clark, Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society
"Opens up new dimensions of profound Islamic spirituality to the non-Arabic reader." —Hyoun Kyoung Lee, London Bible College, Centre for Islamic Studies