This is Dr. Henry Winkels monumental and historical translation of the thirty-seven books of Ibn ‘Arabi’s greatest work; al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah (The Openings in Makkah).
The legendary teacher Ibn ‘Arabi dictated to his close friends this work of over 10,000 manuscript pages depicting the extraordinary vision of the Youth he encountered while circling the Ka‘bah in Makkah. Despite its clear provenance as a completely accurate work, from the hand and mind of its transcriber, and its reputation through the centuries as the most significant and profound reflection of Islamic thought, the Futuhat al-Makkiyah has never been translated from the original classical Arabic in its entirety. The author remarkably accomplishes this for the first time in a translation which is not encumbered with extensive footnotes and manages to access the flavour and sense of Ibn Arabi's grand vision.
Volume 1 consists of the first two books of the al-Futuhat al-Makkiyah.