The Seven Days of the Heart

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  • Author: PABLO BENEITO
  • ISBN: 9781905937011

Ibn 'Arabi has long been known as a great spiritual master, but the prayers which are attributed to him remain little-known. They provide a most precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition. This is the first time that any of Ibn 'Arabi's prayers have been published in another language.

This particular collection is one of the most beautiful, having been revered in the Islamic world for centuries. There are fourteen prayers, one for each day and night of the week. They include not only the most astounding expressions of contemplation and devotion to God, but also an unparalleled depth of knowledge of Union (tawhid).

As the translators Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein show in their introduction, the very structure of the prayers is a mode of contemplation, since for Ibn 'Arabi the weekly cycle itself is sacred.

These prayers are presented with full notes and appendices.
This is a unique spiritual masterpiece, available for the first time in English.