The Hikam The Wisdom of Ibn Ata Allah

The Hikam, or Wisdom, of the great Sufi Master Ibn `Ata' Allah al-Iskandari has long been acknowledged as an essential and classic masterwork of the Islamic science of enlightenment.

Author: Shaykh Ibn Ata Al-Iskandari


ISBN: 9781928329060

Category: Religion

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The Hikam, or Wisdom, of the great Sufi Master Ibn `Ata' Allah al-Iskandari has long been acknowledged as an essential and classic masterwork of the Islamic science of enlightenment. Ibn `Ata 'Allah, a Sufi master possessed a deep foundation in the sciences of Qur'an, the way of the Prophet and the Universal Laws of the Islamic way of life.


This is a book of aphorisms written by Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari (d. 1309), here called Ibn Atallah, the third sheikh of the Shadhili Sufi order.

Author: Jabez L. Van Cleef

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781442125308

Category: Poetry

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This is a book of aphorisms written by Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari (d. 1309), here called Ibn Atallah, the third sheikh of the Shadhili Sufi order. He was born and grew up in Alexandria, then lived and died in Cairo. Ibn Atallah is well known for compressing large thoughts into a small space. The shape of the thought is smooth, small, dense, and hard. He chose the form of aphorisms to express himself because he wanted above all to spread the word of what he believed in, and indeed, many of these statements could be likened to a pebble that one might carry in one's pocket.

The Book of Wisdom

Author: Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAṭāʼ Allāh

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809121823

Category: Religion

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Two early Sufi classics are contained here in one volume. They embody the essence of spiritual life in the Islamic tradition. Ibn 'Ata' Illah (c. 1250-1309) was a Sufi saint and sage who lived in Egypt. Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1089) was one of major early writers of Persian mystical literature.

Oriental Wisdom Hikam Ibn Ataa

This is a translation to English of -Hikam ibn at-aa - It is a collection of the basic principles of personal development to feel harmony and serenity, concluded by the writer after a long experience of Sufism with the greatest masters of ...

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This is a translation to English of -Hikam ibn at-aa - It is a collection of the basic principles of personal development to feel harmony and serenity, concluded by the writer after a long experience of Sufism with the greatest masters of Sufism in the history like Shazly and others.He made them as a collection of wisdom numbering 264 pearls of wisdom, written by Ibn Ata Allah Al-Iskandar-y; one of the pillars of the Shazly Sufi method founded by Sheikh Abu Al-Hassan El-Shazly.

Ibn Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition

This, at least, is a conclusion reached by Nwyia (Ibn 'Ata' Allah, pp. 25-26), who
argued that, in his famous collection of pious supplications The Book of Wisdom (
Kitab al-hikam), al-Iskandari consistently distanced himself from the controversial

Author: Alexander D. Knysh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439678

Category: Religion

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Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.

Sufi Encounters

Sharing the Wisdom of Enlightened Sufis Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri, Muneera
Haeri. 99. The Sufi Orders in Islam, op. cit., p.27. 100. The Hikam: The Wisdom of
Ibn 'Ata' Allah, op. cit., p.116. 101. A Biography of Abu l-Hasan al-Shadhili Dating

Author: Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786783444

Category: Religion

Page: 809

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An unparalleled exploration of Sufism as it is practised around the world, describing meetings with today's enlightened teachers as well as including wonderfully inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past. Ultimately, this book acts as a guide to the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life. A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page." – Saadi Shakur Chishti, author of The Sufi Book of Life The Sufi path described in this book leads the seeker past ordinary states of consciousness towards a new experience of infinitude that is the source of the universe. In this stage there is no duality or otherness, but instead infinitude, the Original Oneness, from which all dualities and attributes emanate. The book is at once an autobiography, a didactic treatise and a literary opus full of wonderful translations of the words of earlier Sufis, as well as the author's own poetry. It describes Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s life quest to connect today’s world with classical times, especially through his meetings with enlightened Sufis all over the globe. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri also addresses profound Sufi teachings concerning the nature of humankind, the cosmos and God, using clear and simple language to address difficult doctrinal issues as only a master who has digested fully such knowledge could do. The book also reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality survive. This is a metaphysical and spiritual guide to the Sufi path that ultimately offers insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

Seven Doors to Islam

The mystical hikam tend to employ less description and explain themselves less
than the isharat just discussed. A famous example is the Book of Wisdom (Kitab
al-hikam) of Ibn `Ata' Allah of Alexandria. This short work became one of the most

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520204174

Category: History

Page: 333

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"A comprehensive tour of the exuberant landscape of Muslim religious life, past and present. With an impressive array of textual and visual works, Renard's kaleidoscopic survey sounds the death toll to the longstanding misconception that Islam is a dry and mechanistic religion devoid of spirituality. This is the best introductory book on Islam currently available."—Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University "Comprehensive and accessible, this book is a richly textured and wide-ranging introduction to Islamic spirituality and a refreshing change from the obsession with current politics that characterizes most approaches of Islam."—Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Muslim Christian Relations

he says that God dwells in “unapproachable light” (1 Tim 6:16) and when he tells
us that any experience of God “surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7). For Paul,
to be ... The Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdom) of Ibn 'Ata' Allah (d. 1309),” the ...

Author: Ovey N. Mohammed

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592449174

Category: Religion

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Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society

Ibn Atā ' illāh ' s Sūfi Aphorisms ( Leiden , Brill , 1973 ) , which is preferable for
serious study of that book ; or the more readily available popular version in Ibn '
Ata Allah , The Book of Wisdom ( transl . Victor Danner ) pp . 1 - 161 ( " Classics
of ...




Category: Sufism


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Book of Illumination

As a medieval author, Ibn Ata' Allah is most attentive to the psychological workings of our human ego. In this text, he marshals the Islamic resources which can confront and overcome it.

Author: Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAṭāʼ Allāh


ISBN: 9781887752626

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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Presenting a mystical and theological analysis of our human urge to create idols for ourselves and out of ourselves, this medieval author carefully recounts the enlightening counsels of his own masters. He is most attentive to the subtle psychological working of our human ego, marshaling resources for his Islamic tradition that can confront and overcome it. The result of desisting from claiming as our right and ability what is clearly beyond our control is illumination of the heart, clarity of the mind, and tranquility of the soul. This new translation masterfully illustrates the goal of Ibn Ata' Allah's discussion of achieving inner illumination of the heart, which is close to the sense of "enlightenment" that has become common in English language discussions of spirituality and gnosis.

Towards the Summit of Reality

1 , p . 429 - 527 . Ibn al - ' Arabí . The Bezels of Wisdom ( Fuşuş al - Hikam ) .
Translation and introduction by Ralph W . J . Austin , preface by Titus Burckhardt .
... Ibn ' Atā Allāh . Ibn Ațā ' illāh ' s Sufi Aphorisms ( Kitāb al - Hikam ) . Translated

Author: Julio Savi

Publisher: George Ronald Publishers Ltd


Category: Bahai Faith

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During his sojourn in Sulaymaniyah in the 1850s Baha'u'llah came into contact with eminent Sufi leaders. In the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys, epistles revealed for two of them, He sets forth the foundations of a renewed spiritual path. 'Abdu'l-Baha described the Seven Valleys as 'a guide for human conduct'. This major new study focuses on the historical, doctrinal and literary background of the Seven Valley and the Four Valleys, and on Baha'u'llah's revision of Sufi concepts in the light of the teachings of His new Revelation."

The Darqawi Way

... pilgrimage to the Ka ' aba , the House of Allah in Makkah , and the performance
of the rites there . hajjis - those who make the hajj . hikam - wisdom . Also the title
of the great work by the Shadhili Shaykh ibn ' Ata ' Illah . himma - yearning .

Author: Muḥammad al-ʻArbī ibn Aḥmad Darqāwī

Publisher: Anglophone


Category: Darqāwah (Islamic order)

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Islamic Studies

With this translation of Ibn ' Aţă Alláh ' s Hikam and Anşāri ' s Munājāt the Paulist
Press introduces the Islamic section of its series , The Classics , of Western
Spirituality . The volume combines short works of two Sufi authors and Islamic
mystics ...




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The Meaning of Man

Islam takes its dating from the first hijra of the Prophet , blessings and peace of
Allah be upon him , from Makka to Madina . hikam - Wisdom . This is also the title
of the great work by the Shadhili Shaykh Ibn ' Ata ' Illah . Unfortunately no ...

Author: ʻAlī Jamal


ISBN: 9780950444659

Category: Sufism

Page: 455

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Encyclopaedia of Islamic Spirituality Manifestations

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr



Category: Islam


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The Concise Encyclop dia of Islam

IBN ' ARABI thodoxy , rectify his ideas in practice and disregard the
compromising elements . ... Equally famous are the Fuṣūṣ al - Hikam ( “ Bezels
of Wisdom " ) . ... Thus Ibn ' Atā ' Allāh , a great follower of Ibn ' Arabī , one
generation removed , but of whose orthodoxy there is less question , says :
Behold what shows to you ...

Author: Cyril Glassé



Category: Islam

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The first edition of the Encyclopaedia won worldwide acclaim. As a western scholar of the Islamic faith, Cyril Glassé straddle both cultures and has a respect for and an understanding of both the currrent Islamic world and its complex past. This unique single-volume work covers the contemporary Islamic scene, which includes a substantial entry on the Taliban. This new edition also contains an extensively revised chronology which spans the history of Islam, from its origins through developments in the Muslim world today.

Newsletter on the Fourteenth century English Mystics

The following three volumes come from The Classics of Western Spirituality
Series , Paulist Press , New York : Ibn ' Ata'illah , The Book of Wisdom ( Kitab al -
Hikam ) , tr . Victor Danner and Khwaja ' Abdullah Ansari , Intimate Conversations




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Encyclopedia of religion

Bibliography Bibliographical references to Ibn 'Ata' Allah in Arabic and European
languages are to be found in Carl ... and notes, a collated version of several
Arabic manuscripts of the Kitab al-hikam, in The Book of Wisdom (New York,

Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library


Category: Religion

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

Encyclopaedia of Sufism Sufism and Naqshbandi order

Fusus al - hikam ( ' Bezels of wisdom ' ) , ed . ... Ibn ' Ata ' Allah al - Iskandari , Taj
ad - din Ahmad , Lata ' if al - minan fi manaqib Abi ' l' Abbas al - Mursi wa
shaikhihi Abl ' l - Hasan ash - Shadhili , on the margin of Sha ' rani ' s Lata ' if al ...

Author: Masood Ali Khan



Category: Sufism


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Sufism and Naqshbandi Order

Fusus al - hikam ( “ Bezels of wisdom ' ) , ed . Abu ' l - ' Ala ' ' Afifi , Cairo ... Ibn al - '
Arif , Abu'l - ' Abbas Ahmad , Mahasin al - majalis , ed . and comment . M. Asin
Palacios , Paris , 1933 . ... xix ( 1913 ) , 1-342 . Ibn ' Ata ' Allah al - Iskandari ...

Author: Masood Ali Khan



Category: Naqshabandīyah

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Khwaja Baha Y D-Din Naqshband Was The Founder Of Famous Naqshbandi Order Of Sufism.First Part Of The Present Book Is Devoted To Naqshbandi Order Of Sufism. Well Researched Readings Make The Subject Matter Of Part Ii. Part Iii Of The Book Focuses Attention On Ruzbihan Baqli. Penultimately The Part Four Of The Book Consists Of Sufi Saints Of Minor/Miscellaneous Orders.The Readings Contained Herein Are Selected Judiciously. As Such The Succinct Information Will Benefit Scholars As Well As General Readers.