Book 10 – The Openings Revealed in Makkah, Taschenbuch Series (Ibn al-‘Arabi’s al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah)
The tenth of thirty-seven books of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s magnum opus al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah, translated and conveyed by Shuʿayb Dr Eric Winkel.
In Book 10, we are prepared for the mysteries of pilgrimage, and we hear wondrous stories of the Kaʿbah and the Black Stone, of Zamzam and Mt. Arafat, and of the Station of Abraham. ‘Here there are mysteries very fine and intricate, which we entrust to your self to peruse. Yes, their outward appearance in the general population would be difficult and impractical; so we leave the knowledge of this to the one whom God teaches, who halts before (and learns) what the matter truly is in itself.’
Every moment has a witness;
the one with eyes to witness recognizes it.