The Ruh al-Quds and Durrat al-Fakhirah, translated with introduction and notes by Ralph Austin.
Sufis of Andalusia consists of biographical sketches of some of the contemplatives and spiritual masters among whom Ibn ‘Arabi spent his early years. The Ruh al-Quds was written in response to the comments of a friend who lamented the spiritual degeneracy of the times in which they lived. These accounts bring to life with great vividness a remarkable spiritual milieu, and a group of individuals who manifest superlative wisdom in their intensity of devotion and service to Reality. This book will speak directly to all serious seekers after real knowledge.
Dr. Ralph Austin graduated from the University of London and carried out research at the University of California. He has given many papers on Islamic mysticism at international conferences, and has made a special study of the work of Ibn ‘Arabi. His translation of Ibn ‘Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam – The Bezels of Wisdom – was published in 1980.
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