HEADING_TITLEHEADING_TITLEHEADING_TITLE
New ProductsSpecial OffersCustomer FeedbackShipping Info My AccountWish ListCart ContentsCheckout

£11.95

THE TREE OF BEING by Ibn 'Arabi interpreted by Tosun Bayra
[1-901383-11-3, #1204 0b1 Shajarat al-Kawn, Archetype UK, PB, 245pp includes Listing of 200 Names&at]

THE TREE OF BEING by Ibn \'Arabi interpreted by Tosun Bayra

THE TREE OF BEING (Shajarat al-Kawn)
By
Ibn 'Arabi interpreted by Tosun Bayrak
Size: 216 x 138 mm
Pages: 245 Binding: paper
ISBN: 1-901383-11-3
Publication Archetype UK

The Tree of Being (Shajarat al-Kawn) is a treatise written by Ibn Arabi (1165-1240), one of the greatest figures in both Islamic and universal mysticism. He wrote close to five hundred books and manuscripts. Many of them are short, but some, like Fusus al Hikam and Futuhat al Makkiyah, are books of many volumes. Ibn Arabi knew and influenced the great men of his time, Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Jalaluddin Rumi, Suhrawardi, and others.
His influence spread beyond the Islamic world and entered medieval Europe. Asin Palacios and Salverda di Grave have pointed out that Dante in the Divina Comedia derived from Ibn Arabi the great design of Hell and Paradise and also the image of the beautified young woman as guide to the Divine.
The Tree of Being is an inspired description of the cosmos and the perfect man as microcosm, expressed in beautiful metaphysical and poetic imagery. Ibn Arabi's devotion to the Prophet Muhammad as the perfect man provides instruction in Islam for the ones who are interested in learning the essence of this religion.
The book has five sections. First is the translator's introduction including a biography of Ibn Arabi and a discussion of his approach
to Sufism. Second is an interpretation of Ibn Arabi's Tree of Being, a commentary on the mystical elements of the Qur'an and Islam. Third is Ibn 'Arabi's description of the character and actions of the Prophet Muhammad. The fourth section is his listing of the two hundred names and attributes of the Prophet.

Sheikh Tosun Bayrak, born in Istanbul, Turkey, studied Biological Sciences, BSC, Robert College, Istanbul; Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley; and History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He received a Masters in Fine Arts from Rutgers University. Sheikh Bayrak served as a government official in Ankara, Honorary Consul of Turkey in Morocco, and was also an international businessman. He has exhibited widely in the USA as an artist and art educator. He is a retired professor of art and art history, from Fairleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey. He has devoted the last forty years of his life to Sufism and is the Sheikh of the Jerrahi-Halveti Order in the USA.

In addition to two books of poetry in Turkish and many articles about art and religion in both the USA and Turkey, Sheikh Bayrak has published following books:
The Way of the Sufi Chivalry, Inner Traditions International , The Most Beautiful Names, Threshold Books
Inspiration on the Path of Blame, Threshold Books
Secret of Secrets, Islamic Text Society, London, UK
Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom, Fons Vitae
The Name and the Named, Fons Vitae
The Shape of Light, Fons Vitae

About Muhyiddin, Ibn Arabi

Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhammad b. Ali Ibn 'Arabi is one of the world's great spiritual teachers. Known as Muhyiddin (the Revivifier of Religion) and the Shaykh al-Akbar (the Greatest Master), he was born in 560 AH (1165 AD) into the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain, the centre of an extraordinary flourishing and cross-fertilization of Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought, through which the major scientific and philosophical works of antiquity were transmitted to Northern Europe. Ibn 'Arabi's spiritual attainments were evident from an early age, and he was renowned for his great visionary capacity as well as being a superlative teacher. He travelled extensively in the Islamic world and died in Damascus in 1240 AD.

He wrote over 350 works including the Fuss al-Hikam, an exposition of the inner meaning of the wisdom of the prophets in the Judaic/ Christian/ Islamic line, and the Futht al-Makkiyya, a vast encyclopaedia of spiritual knowledge which unites and distinguishes the three strands of tradition, reason and mystical insight. In his Diwn and Tarjumn al-Ashwq he also wrote some of the finest poetry in the Arabic language. These extensive writings provide a beautiful exposition of the Unity of Being, the single and indivisible reality which simultaneously transcends and is manifested in all the images of the world. Ibn 'Arabi shows how Man, in perfection, is the complete image of this reality and how those who truly know their essential self, know God.

Firmly rooted in the Quran, his work is universal, accepting that each person has a unique path to the truth, which unites all paths in itself. He has profoundly influenced the development of Islam since his time, as well as significant aspects of the philosophy and literature of the West. His wisdom has much to offer us in the modern world in terms of understanding what it means to be human.

Weight: 400

Out of Stock: (-8)
Share via FaceBookShare Via TwitterShare via E-Mail
OUT OF STOCK
Reviews

Broken Kashkol of Sufidom: Distortions & Corruptions of Sufism

Broken Kashkol of Sufidom: Distortions & Corruptions of Sufism

£17.50

The Broken Kashkol of Sufidom A Summary and Const...

-----------------

Montmorency's Book of Rhymes By T. J. Winter

Montmorency's Book of Rhymes By T. J. Winter

£18.99

Montmorency's Book of Rhymes  By T. J. W...

-----------------

'What The Living Can do for the Dead (From Classical Sources)

'What The Living Can do for the Dead (From Classical Sources)

£7.50

What The Living Can Do For The Dead According to ...

-----------------

First Steps To Understading Nahw By Hashim Muhammad

First Steps To Understading Nahw By Hashim Muhammad

£1.00

First Steps to Understanding Nahw By Hashim Muham...

-----------------

First Steps to Understanding Balagah By Hashim Muhammad

First Steps to Understanding Balagah By Hashim Muhammad

£1.50

First Steps to Understanding Balagah  By Has...

-----------------

Beneficial Stories From Riyad us Saliheen: From Al-Uthaymeen

Beneficial Stories From Riyad us Saliheen: From Al-Uthaymeen

£12.00

Beneficial Stories From Riyad us Saliheen Taken F...

-----------------

Umdatul Murid Li Jawhar Al-Tawhid Al-Musamma, Arabic

Umdatul Murid Li Jawhar Al-Tawhid Al-Musamma, Arabic

£27.95

Umdatul Murid : Arabic Only Li Jawhar Al-Tawhid A...

-----------------

Jami' al-Saghir Fi Ahadith al-Bashir al-Nadir: Imam As-Suyuti

Jami' al-Saghir Fi Ahadith al-Bashir al-Nadir: Imam As-Suyuti

£10.95

Al-Jami' al-Saghir : Arabic Only Fi Ahadith a...

-----------------

An English Translation of As-Suyuti's Al-Khasa'is as-Sughra

An English Translation of As-Suyuti's Al-Khasa'is as-Sughra

£4.50

Al-Khasa'is as-Sughra  Anmudhaj al-Labib...

-----------------

Organic Safawi Dates, 400g (Anjum - Madinah al-Munawwarah)

Organic Safawi Dates, 400g (Anjum - Madinah al-Munawwarah)

£4.50

Organic Safawi Dates 400g Producer: Anjum Dates ...

-----------------

Organic Ajwa Dates, 400g (Anjum - Madinah al-Munawwarah)

Organic Ajwa Dates, 400g (Anjum - Madinah al-Munawwarah)

£12.50

Organic Ajwa Dates 400g Producer: Anjum Dates ...

-----------------

Al- kABA'R - The Chief Sins : Imam Adh-Dhahabi Arabic- English

Al- kABA'R - The Chief Sins : Imam Adh-Dhahabi Arabic- English

£12.50

The Chief Sins Al- kABA'R By Imam Adh-Dhahab...

-----------------

Intent: Exploring the Core of Being Human By Etsko Schuitema

Intent: Exploring the Core of Being Human By Etsko Schuitema

£9.00

Intent Exploring the Core of Being Human By Etsk...

-----------------

Diwan of Al-Mutanabbi (Arabic - Englsih Bilingual Edition)

Diwan of Al-Mutanabbi (Arabic - Englsih Bilingual Edition)

£29.99

The Diwan of Abu Tayyib Ahmad Ibn Al-Husayn Al-Mut...

-----------------

Set My Heart on Fire: A Collection of Sufi Poems (Na'layn Publns

Set My Heart on Fire: A Collection of Sufi Poems (Na'layn Publns

£6.30

Set My Heart on Fire   A Collection of Sufi ...

-----------------

Tales from Dhikarville Stationary Kit (Note Pad & Pencil Case)

Tales from Dhikarville Stationary Kit (Note Pad & Pencil Case)

£2.55

Tales from Dhikarville Stationary Kit Includes&...

-----------------

Tafsir Baidhawi Aur Tarjuma wa Tashreeh Urdu

Tafsir Baidhawi Aur Tarjuma wa Tashreeh Urdu

£8.95

Tafsir Baidhawi   Aur Tarjumah wa Tashrih B...

-----------------

Essential Islamic Creed By Shaykh Zayni Dahlan (Arabic-English)

Essential Islamic Creed By Shaykh Zayni Dahlan (Arabic-English)

£8.00

The Essential Islamic Creed By Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Z...

-----------------

Gift To The Husband And Wife: Maulana M. Ashraf Ali Thanwi

Gift To The Husband And Wife:  Maulana M. Ashraf Ali Thanwi

£2.99

A Gift to the Husband and Wife By Maulana Ashraf ...

-----------------

Dictionary Of Islam By Thomas Patrick Hughes

Dictionary Of Islam By Thomas Patrick Hughes

£24.99

Dictionary of Islam Being a Cyclopedia of the Doc...

-----------------

A Gift for New Muslim Mother By Muneeba Zahid

A Gift for New Muslim Mother By Muneeba Zahid

£4.95

A Gift for the New Muslim Mother By Muneeba Zahid...

-----------------

Tafsir Ibn Arabi By Muhiyddin Muhammad Ibn Arabi, Arabic

Tafsir Ibn Arabi By Muhiyddin Muhammad Ibn Arabi, Arabic

£24.50

Tafsir Ibn Arabi : Arabic Only  By Al-Sheikh...

-----------------

Musnad Al Imam Abi Hanifah By Imam Asbahani

Musnad Al Imam Abi Hanifah By Imam Asbahani

£13.99

Musnad al-Imam Abi Hanifa : Arabic Only By Abu Nu...

-----------------

Al-Mughni wa al-Sharh al-Kabeer: Ibn Qudamah

Al-Mughni wa al-Sharh al-Kabeer: Ibn Qudamah

£195.00

Al-Mughni wa al-Sharh al-Kabeer : Arabic Only...

-----------------

Refinement of Character (Tahdhib al-Akhlaq) By Ibn Miskaway

Refinement of Character (Tahdhib al-Akhlaq) By Ibn Miskaway

£14.99

The Refinement of Character Tahdhib al-Akhlaq Gr...

-----------------
RAMADAN READING
Currencies
Login
E-Mail Address:

Password:


Password Forgotten ?
New Account
Share Product
Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare via E-Mail



The Prophet's Hajj: Mufti Muhammad Khan Qaadri /Muhammad Sajid


HomeNew ProductsSpecialShipping Info Advance SearchMy AccountWish ListCustomer FeedbackCart ContentsCheckout
Back in Stock & Customer Information

Helpline Number: 0116 276 9964
From outside UK +44 116 276 9964
email: info@kitaabun.com

We are not simply a Bookshop. We provide a service.
You are most welcome to contact us with any
questions, comments or simply for advice.
Your comments will be highly appreciated.