Litanies of the Greatest Master: Shaykh Muhyīddīn Ibn al-ʿArabī (q)
Author: Shaykh Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-ʿArabī
Compiled & translated by: Dr. Ali Hussain
The supplications and litanies of Shaykh Ibn al-ʿArabī are not only poetically beautiful, but they also have a transformative power. These prayers have been a means to healing, enlightenment, and divine empowerment for thousands of seekers for hundreds of years. For the first time in almost a millennium the prayers before you have been allowed to breathe in the English language.
“Shaykh Muḥyīddīn Ibn al-ʿArabī (God have mercy on his soul), affectionally known by those who value his vast spiritual and intellectual legacy as the Greatest Spiritual Master (al-Shaykh al-Akbar), is among the most effective and influential sages, guides, and teachers sent to humanity to transmit and explain the five dimensions of a holistic and healing Islam: law (sharīʿa), spiritual journeying (ṭarīqa), metaphysical reality (ḥaqīqa), divine knowledge (maʿrifa), and Absolute Truth (ḥaqq).”
- Imam Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes
“This book represents a humble attempt by a lover of the awliyāʾ and Shaykh al-Akbar specifically to express his love for his guide(s), by compiling, transliterating, and translating the celestial litanies of khatm al-walāya al-muḥammadiyyah (the seal of Muhammadan sainthood), a lofty spiritual rank that was granted to Shaykh al-Akbar during his life.”
- Dr. Ali Hussain