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Ibn Arabi Life and Times

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  • Period: 1165 to 1173

    living in Murcia

  • Jul 26, 1165

    Ibn Arabi is Born in Murcia

    Ibn ʿArabi Ibn Arabi.jpg Ibn 'Arabī Born 26 July 1165 Murcia, Taifa of Murcia (now Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain) Died 16 November 1240 (aged 75) District of Ṣāliḥiyya at Jabal Qāsiyūn, Damascus, Ayyubid dynasty Era Islamic golden...
  • 1173

    Arabi moves to Seville with his Family

    At the age of eight, he moved with his family to Seville, which remained his home for the next 27 years.
  • Period: 1173 to 1193

    Living in Seville

  • 1181

    Arabi receives calling to God, meets Ibn Rushd

    When he was about 16, he experienced a strong calling to turn to God and he entered into a retreat, during which he had a dream-vision of Jesus, Moses and Muhammad, the prophets of the three major religions stemming from Abraham. As a consequence of this retreat, he was sent by his father to meet the famous philosopher Ibn Rushd (Averroes) in Cordoba.
  • 1187

    Battle of Hattin and Saladin captures Jerusalem

  • 1189

    The Third Crusade Begins

    The Third Crusade (1189-1192 CE) was launched to retake Jerusalem after its fall to the Muslim leader Saladin in 1187 CE. The Crusade was led by three European monarchs, hence its other name of 'the Kings' Crusade'. The three leaders were: Frederick I Barbarossa, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (r.Aug 27, 2018
  • Period: 1189 to 1192

    The Third Crusade

    The Third Crusade (1189-1192 CE) was launched to retake Jerusalem after its fall to the Muslim leader Saladin in 1187 CE. The Crusade was led by three European monarchs, hence its other name of 'the Kings' Crusade'. The three leaders were: Frederick I Barbarossa, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (r.Aug 27, 2018
  • 1190

    First Vision: All Prophets

    First Vision: All Prophets 586/1190
  • 1191

    Acre falls to the Crusaders, massacre ensues

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayyubid_dynasty Meanwhile, the Crusaders and the Ayyubids fought near Acre that year and were joined by the reinforcements from Europe. From 1189 to 1191, Acre was besieged by the Crusaders, and despite initial Muslim successes, it fell to Richard's forces. A massacre of 2,700 Muslim inhabitants ensued, and the Crusaders then planned to take Ascalon in the south.[44]
  • 1193

    Arabi travels to Tunis to visit Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Mahdawi,

    In 1193 he left the Iberian Peninsula and travelled to Tunis to visit Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Mahdawi, one of Abu Madyan's pupils. While there, Ibn ʿArabi entered “God's Vast Earth” or the “Earth of Reality”, an intelligible, spiritual realm in which the real, effective adoration of God takes place. On his return to Seville he began his writing career, with the Mashahid al-asrar (Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries) being one of the very first books he composed.
  • 1193

    death of Saladin

  • 1194

    Returns to Seville, begins first writing

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    On his return to Seville he began his writing career, with the Mashahid al-asrar (Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries) being one of the very first books he composed.
  • Period: 1194 to 1201

    Travels To Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Cordoba, Granada And Goes Back To Sevill

    Travels To Tunisia, Morocco,
    Algeria, Cordoba, Granada And
    Goes Back To Seville 1194-1201
  • 1195

    victory of Almohads at Alarcos

  • 1196

    Spiritual Event in Fez: The Night Journey

    In he experienced a dramatic spiritual ascension in the city of Fez, which he recounted in his Kitab al-Isra (Book of the Night-Journey):
  • 1198

    death of Ibn Rushd

  • 1200

    Arabi takes leave of his master Yūsuf al-Kūmī

    In the year 1200, he was in Morocco and took his final leave from his master Yūsuf al-Kūmī, who was living in the village of Salé at that time
  • 1201

    Arrives in Tunis, has a vision instructing him to travel East

    stays in Tunis with al-Mahdawi
    rabi left Spain for the first time at age 30 and arrived at Tunis. While there, he received a vision in year 1200 instructing him to journey east, arriving for the Hajj in 1202
  • 1202

    Arrives in Mecca for Hajj, starts writing Futuhat al Makkiya

    /1202 encounter with Youth, Nizam and
    vision of Seal arriving for the Hajj in 1202.[17] He lived in Mecca for three years.[4] It was in Mecca that he started writing his work Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya (الفتوحات المكية, "The Meccan Illuminations").
  • 1202

    travels to Jerusalem, Medina, Mecca

  • Period: 1202 to 1204

    Travels To Cairo, Jerusalem, Hebron, Mecca, Taif And Medina

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  • 1203

    writes Ruh al-quds, starts Futuhat

  • 1204

    Arabi travels to Malatya

    One of those whom Ibn ʿArabi met in Mecca was the vizier to the Anatolian Seljuk sultan, Majduddin Ishaq al-Rumi. The latter persuaded him to travel with him to Anatolia in 1204. There Ibn ʿArabi befriended the Seljuk sultan and his sons, and settled in Malatya in south-eastern Turkey, where he raised a family, having at least two sons and a daughter. He also took on responsibility for Majduddin's son, Sadruddin al-Qunawi (Konevi), after his death.
  • 1204

    fall and sack of Constantinople by Crusaders in Fourth Crusade

  • 1206

    Arabi moves to Egypt, travels to Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad

    While [I was] in Egypt in the year 603/1206–07, Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Ḥarīrī told me a [story] about Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Qarabāqī: one day he was walking with him in the market of Wardan, and he [al-
  • Period: 1206 to 1207

    Arabi stays in Egypt

    While [I was] in Egypt in the year 603/1206–07, Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Ḥarīrī told me a [story] about Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Qarabāqī: one day he was walking with him in the market of Wardan, and he [al-Qarabāqī] had purchased a small chamber-pot for [his] little son to urinate in. Along the way, they went into a house, with Abū ʿAbd
  • Period: 1207 to 1216

    travels in the East: Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad

  • 1212

    Christian victory at Las Navas de Tolosa (fall of Andalus)

  • 1216

    arrival of Fifth Crusade

  • Period: 1216 to 1223

    living in Malatya

  • 1219

    Saint Francis goes to Egypt

  • 1220

    Mongols invade Persia

  • 1221

    Mongols take Kabul

  • 1221

    failure of Fifth Crusade death of Najm al-din Kubra

  • 1223

    Arabi moves to Damascus

    In approximately 1223 he moved to Damascus, which was then under the rule of the Ayyubids, the family of Saladin. His writing and teaching continued, with many renowned disciples flocking to his sessions. These included Shams-i Tabriz, the famous initiator of Jalaluddin Rumi.
  • 1223

    Frederick the 2nd deports Muslims from Sicily

  • Period: 1223 to 1240

    Lives in Damascus

  • 1226

    death of St Francis

  • 1227

    death of Genghis Khan

  • 1229

    Arabi receives Fusus Al Hikam in a vision

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    In 1229 Ibn ʿArabi had a vision in which the Prophet Muhammad handed him the Fusus al-hikam, a work considered by many to be the quintessence of his teachings.
  • 1231

    Arabi completes the Futuhat

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    By December 1231 the first draft of his great al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya was complete: 560 chapters devoted to every aspect of the spiritual life. He then set about a second draft, which he finished within four years. He also compiled a vast collection of his poetry into a Diwan. He died on 9 November 1240 (22 Rabiʿ II 638H) at the age of 75, leaving an enormous legacy of writings and followers.
  • 1231

    First Draft Of Al Futuhat

    First Draft Of Al Futuhat 629/1231
  • 1236

    Cordoba falls to Christian reconquista

  • 1237

    Composes The Diwan

    Composes The Diwan 634/1237
  • 1238

    completes second Futuhat

  • Nov 16, 1240

    Ibn Arabi Dies in Damascus

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    16 November 1240 (aged 75)
    District of Ṣāliḥiyya at Jabal Qāsiyūn, Damascus, Ayyubid dynasty