Ibn Arabi & Sufi Classics Study Class

Ibn Arabi & Classical Sufism With Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

At Rising Tide International

Mondays, 7-8pm, Beginning Dec 2015…



The names of the Sufis we were studied together in the 1st 3 Classes

  1. Al-Junayd, Abu’l-Qasim
  2. Al-Hallaj, Al-Husayn b. Mansur.
  3. Bestami, Abu-yazid
  4. Dhu’n-Nun Al-Misri
  5. Sahl b. ‘Abdallah At-Tustari
  6. Al-Qushayri
  7. Shibli

Books Mentioned and Suggested for Reading

  1.  Essential Sufism by Robert Frager and James Fadiman
  2. Sufism: An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of IslamMay 10, 2011, by Carl W. Ernst Ph.D.
  3. The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition Paperback – September 2, 2008 by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  4. Al-Ghazali’s Path to Sufism: His Deliverance from Error (al-Munqidh min al-Dalal) Jan 1, 2000 by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali and R. J. McCarthy SJ
  5. Sufism: A Beginner’s GuideNov 2007 by William C. Chittick
  6. Women of Sufism: A Hidden TreasureFeb 25, 2003 by Camille Adams Helminski
  7. Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sakandari’s Taj al-‘ArusJun 11, 2012 by Sherman A. Jackson


Ch 2: The Wisdom of Expiration in the Word of Seth

“It is because of this knowledge that Seth is so named, his name meaning “Gift of God.” In his hand is the key to the [divine] gifts in all their variety and their relations. God bestowed him on Adam, as his first unconditional gift, bestowing him as coming from Adam himself, since the son is the inner reality of the father, issuing from him and to him returning. Thus it is nothing alien to him that comes [as God’s gift]. He whose understanding is inspired by God will know this.”

DOWNLOAD LINK:  2nd Chapter of Ibn Arabi’s Bezels of Wisdom: Ibn Arabi Bezels Of Wisdom Ch2


1st Chapter of Ibn Arabi’s Bezels of Wisdom

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