Book 2 – The Openings Revealed in Makkah, Taschenbuch Series (Ibn al-‘Arabi’s al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah)
Chapter 2 continues from the letters to the vowels to the word and the phrases. In Chapter 8, we hear wondrous stories of the Vast Earth, which was made from the tiny portion of clay left over from the creation of the date-palm, which in turn was made from the tiny portion of clay left over from the creation of AdamEve. In this Vast Earth, this Kaʿbah is one of fourteen Houses, and in each one of the seven Earths, ‘there is a creation like us, up to there being in them an Ibn ʿAbbās just like me’.
The second of thirty-seven books of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s magnum opus al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah, translated and conveyed by Shuʿayb Dr Eric Winkel.
By Shaykh al-Akbar Muhyiddin ibn al-Arabi
Translated by Shuayb Eric Winkel
The Taschenbuch Series is a new collection in softcover and contains 37 individual books. The first ten of thirty-seven books of the Taschenbuch Series have been designed and published; they have matte art paper covers and are pocket-sized and travel-light. It is being published by Oceans Within (The Futuhat Foundation)
Pir Press has also published the first four of 19 Volumes that are hardback; Each volume has two books (e.g. Volume 1 contains books 1 and 2). The Volumes are printed in the highest print quality, with gold-embossed covers, and a generous layout. Volumes have the full apparatus of a scholarly edition. The collection would be a fine addition to your library.
The text of the two formats is the same, but the design, layout, size, font size, and inclusion of apparatus differ.