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Ibn Arabi

Arab Andalusian Sufi mystic and philosopher

1165   -   1240

country of citizenship: al-Andalus, Algerian
languages spoken, written or signed: Arabic
occupation: philosopher, poet, writer
student of: Mohammed ibn Qasim al-Tamimi, Shams from Marchena, Fatima from Cordoba
influenced by: Ibn Sab'in

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Ibn ʿArabi (Arabic: ابن عربي‎‎) (1165 – 1240), full name Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn al-ʿArabī al-Ḥātimī al-Ṭāʾī al-Andalusī al-Mursī al-Dimashqī (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محـمـد بن علي بن محمـد إبن عربـي الحاتمي الطائي‎), nicknamed al-Qushayri and Sultan al-ʿArifin, was an Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic, poet, and philosopher, extremely influential within Islamic thought. Out of the 850 works attributed to him, some 700 are authentic while over 400 are still extant. His cosmological teachings became the dominant worldview in many parts of the Muslim world.He is renowned among practitioners of Sufism by the names al-Shaykh al-Akbar ("the Greatest Shaykh"; from here the Akbariyya or Akbarian school derives its name), Muḥyiddin ibn Arabi, and was considered a saint. He is also known as Shaikh-e-Akbar Mohi-ud-Din Ibn-e-Arabi throughout the Middle East. In medieval Europe, he was known as Dr. Maximus.
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