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Ibn al-‘Arabī’s The Openings Revealed in Makkah – Vol 1 – (al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah – Books 1 & 2)

Eric Winkel

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THE FUTUHAT PROJECT is Dr. Eric Winkel’s translation project of the entirety of Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-‘Arabī’-s al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah, The Openings Revealed in Makkah.

The Greatest Teacher, al-shaykh al-akbar, Ibn al-‘Arabī dictated to his close friends this work of over 10,000 manuscript pages depicting the extraordinary vision of the Youth he encountered while circling the Kaʿbah in Makkah. Despite its clear provenance as a completely accurate work, from the hand and mind of its transcriber, and its reputation through the centuries as the most significant and profound reflection of Islamic thought, the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah has never been translated from the original classical Arabic in its entirety. From 2012, Dr. Winkel has been working exclusively on translating this work in order to produce the first complete translation into English of the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah.

PIR PRESS is proud to announce the publication of the first volume of The Openings Revealed in Makkah and the project is anticipated to be completed in 2022 in nineteen volumes.

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Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-‘Arabī’s The Openings Revealed in Makkah – Vol 1 – (al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah – Books 1 & 2) Translated by Dr. Eric Winkel

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“At this juncture of human evolution, we are in desperate need of clear heart-guidance. We need knowledge that will help to guide us out of the dream labyrinth in which we are wandering – a labyrinth of materialism, of clinging to separate identities and nationalities, addicted to conflict, sickened by the lack of deep meaning in our life and the terror of being adrift in an uncaring universe. The only guidance that can lead us out of this haunted condition is the knowledge of the human heart which comes through the great hearts of humanity. These Masters of the heart rest in deep God-consciousness. Their light shines beyond the borders of separate religions and nations and transcends the changes of time. This is the guidance we need to urgently attend to for the survival of life on Earth and for peace and mutual understanding in our human family. It is the light that will awaken our own heart, where Truth dwells.

The subtle science of human nature and Divine Reality presented by the Master Ibn al-ʿArabī is this rare and precious knowledge, far beyond what empirical science can provide but also complementing it and grounding it in a spiritual universe.

May we drink from the wells of the Master of the heart, Ibn al-ʿArabī, and be spiritually revived.”

 Fariha Fatima Friedrich
Shaykh of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order

THE FUTUHAT PROJECT is Dr. Eric Winkel’s translation project of the entirety of Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-‘Arabī’-s al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah, The Openings Revealed in Makkah.

The Greatest Teacher, al-shaykh al-akbar, Ibn al-‘Arabī dictated to his close friends this work of over 10,000 manuscript pages depicting the extraordinary vision of the Youth he encountered while circling the Kaʿbah in Makkah. Despite its clear provenance as a completely accurate work, from the hand and mind of its transcriber, and its reputation through the centuries as the most significant and profound reflection of Islamic thought, the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah has never been translated from the original classical Arabic in its entirety. From 2012, Dr. Winkel has been working exclusively on translating this work in order to produce the first complete translation into English of the Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah.

PIR PRESS is proud to announce the publication of the first volume of The Openings Revealed in Makkah and the project is anticipated to be completed in 2022 in nineteen volumes.

Reviews

"This translation will undoubtedly be looked at as a great historical achievement by future generations, long after we are all gone. Dr. Eric Winkel s task of translating the entirety of the Futuhat is a remarkable and commendable feat, and is nothing short of being monumental. I have enjoyed reading Dr. Winkel s fine translation as much as I have reading the original Arabic text, and I have no doubt that a work such as this conveys the flavor and sense of the grand vision of Ibn Arabi, which was given to him as a gift from God. That Dr. Winkel has been able to do so in a translation that is not encumbered by extensive footnotes speaks to the merits and accessibility of the translation itself. This volume accounts for the second installment of Dr. Winkle s translation, and it is hoped that he will continue to have the tawfiq to complete the translations of the other 35 books of the Futuhat. Amin!"
Hany Talaat Ahmed Ibrahim, University of Calgary
"I believe this translation to be one of the most relevant intellectual and spiritual events happening in our time. I am sure that this volume, which is mainly concerned with the view of cosmology and creation of Ibn Arabi, will be a source of inspiration and fundamental research in our time for scientists, spiritual seekers, artists and people of all kinds, whether they consider themselves Muslims or not, religious or not, intellectual or not, since the teaching of Ibn Arab, offered as the fruit of direct tasting, beyond their Islamic inspiration and foundation, remain a universal expression of the human experience of essential Reality. Through Winkel s linguistic skills, English appears as the very rich and creative language it is, suitable for rendering, as far as it is possible to do so in the case of such a genuinely Arabic thought, which so deeply and intensively explores all the nuances and interconnections of the lexical roots in the language of the Quran and the intricacies and delicacies of the al-Futuhat. This highly lucid version demonstrates a rigorous fidelity to the original on every page, coherent from beginning to end and fully readable, and I trust that it will provide a solid basis for the many future studies and developments that this remarkable work surely demands. Of particular use are the much needed and knowledgeable notes which Winkel provides on many of the most difficult dimensions of the text, proving a solid scientific training in different domains as well as a penetrating intuition in affinity with the nature of this measure- less writing. However, this is not the place to comment on the content of these 40 dense chapters, their connection to Quranic suras or similar matters. All I would like to do here in conclusion, since everything is shifting, is to encourage the reader to begin their voyage of discovery through this incomparable book, with the attentiveness, spiritual courtesy and receptivity which it requires and which Ibn Arabi recommends to us, in the company of the invaluable help provided by a most inspiring translation."
Pablo Beneito, Universidad de Murcia
“At this juncture of human evolution, we are in desperate need of clear heart-guidance. We need knowledge that will help to guide us out of the dream labyrinth in which we are wandering - a labyrinth of materialism, of clinging to separate identities and nationalities, addicted to conflict, sickened by the lack of deep meaning in our life and the terror of being adrift in an uncaring universe. The only guidance that can lead us out of this haunted condition is the knowledge of the human heart which comes through the great hearts of humanity. These Masters of the heart rest in deep God-consciousness. Their light shines beyond the borders of separate religions and nations and transcends the changes of time. This is the guidance we need to urgently attend to for the survival of life on Earth and for peace and mutual understanding in our human family. It is the light that will awaken our own heart, where Truth dwells.The subtle science of human nature and Divine Reality presented by the Master Ibn al-ʿArabī is this rare and precious knowledge, far beyond what empirical science can provide but also complementing it and grounding it in a spiritual universe.May we drink from the wells of the Master of the heart, Ibn al-ʿArabī, and be spiritually revived."
Fariha Fatima Friedrich, Shaykh of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order