Ibn Arabi on Aqidah

Discussion in 'Aqidah/Kalam' started by nik61, Sep 19, 2006.

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  1. nik61

    nik61 New Member

    Assalamu alaikum brother.

    According to Hadrat Shaykh Sidi Ahmad Sirhindi Imam Rabbani, Shaykh al-Akbar Ibn Arabi is a great Wali.
    His texts are sometimes quite hard to understand. From what my teachers have told me, it is best to understand Shaykh al-Akbar's text under the guidance of a genuine scholar.
    According to the great Qutb, Imam Abdul Wahhab ash-Sha'rani, there have been many cases of tahreef being done to his books.
    As far as I know, Shaykh al-Akbar's belief is the same as the belief of the Ahl as-Sunnah.
    May Allah guide us all in our quest for the truth, through the guidance of a shaykh/teacher. Amin....
  2. Abu Zeyneb

    Abu Zeyneb Guest

    Do you not see that the level of Him who has no place makan required Him to create a heaven to make into a Throne `arsh? Then He mentioned that he “sat upon it” so that people could supplicate Him and seek their needs from Him. Otherwise the servant would remain bewildered, not knowing where to turn, since God created the servant possessing directions jiha. So the Real attributed to Himself aboveness fawqiyya in terms of heaven and the Throne and the fact that He encompasses all directions. He did this through His words, “whithersoever you turn, there is the Face of Allah”, and His words, “Our Lord descends to the heaven of this world every night and says, “Is there any supplicator? Is there anyone asking for forgiveness?” And his Prophet said about Him, “Allah is in the qiblah of him who performs the prayer.” All of these are properties of the levels, if you have intelligence. If the levels were to disappear from the cosmos, the entitities would have no existence whatsoever. So understand! (3. 408)

    So my question is: is this in accordance with sunni belief? I think yes, but presented in a personal perspective (i.e. this daraja thing) of the shaykh.

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