Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi: The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi (Paperback)
A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.
About the Author
Ibn 'Arabi was an eminent scholar and teacher of Islam in the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain during the 12th century. Stephen Hirtenstein is the cofounder of Anqa Publishing and the editor of the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society. He is the author of The Seven Days of the Heart and The Unlimited Mercifier. Martin Notcutt is a devoted scholar of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi and a fellow of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society.
"Stephen Hirtenstein and Martin Notcutt have produced in Divine Sayings a beautifully translated version of Ibn 'Arabi's best known collection of Hadith, based not only on the published Arabic text but also several important manuscripts, with full scholarly apparatus." —William C. Chittick, professor, Stony Brook University
"This classic collection (and first critical edition) of 101 memorable Divine Sayings' related by the Prophet, translated in full for the first time in English, is not just an indispensable key to the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi and the wider traditions of Islamic spirituality. These short sayings are also a simple, direct, immediately accessible summary of the most universal spiritual lessons." —James W. Morris, professor, Boston College