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Ibn (al-) ʿArabī
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, Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. ʿAlī, Muḥyi ’l-Dīn, al-Ḥātimī al-Ṭāʾī (as a descendant of Ḥātim al-Ṭāʾī [q. v.] ) al-Andalusī, a celebrated mystic of pantheistic doctrine, styled by his followers al-S̲h̲aik̲h̲ al-Akbar; in Spain he was also called Ibn Surāḳa but in the East generally Ibn ʿArabī, without the article, to distinguish him from the Ḳāḍī Abū Bakr Ibn al-ʿArabī [see next art.]. He was born 17th Ramaḍān 560 (28th July 1165) at Murcia. In 568 (1172-3) he removed to Seville which he made his home for nearly thirty years. There and also at Ceula he studied Ḥadīt̲h̲.…

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Weir, T. H., “Ibn (al-)ʿArabī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2948>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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