Academic Workshop: Ibn al-‘Arabī’s World With Dr.Eric Winkel

ibnalarab-world-1COMPASS organizes two days academic workshop on Ibn al-‘Arabī’s World lead by Dr.Eric Winkel.

Ibn al-ʿArabī [1165-1240] is the shaykh al-akbar (Greatest Teacher) of the Islamic tradition, known to the West as the Doctor Maximus. Without founding a school or a system, Ibn al-ʿArabī’s vision is nevertheless found implicit and enfolded into all spiritual traditions, and is absolutely central to mystic Islam. His extraordinary capacity for unveiling mysteries and his creative inspiration offer an incomparable source of insights into an essential approach to Reality.

An Ibn al-Arabi scholar, Dr. Winkel has studied Futuhat al-Makkiyah, Ibn al-‘Arabī’ s magnum opus, over 24 years. Since 2012, he has been translating the Futuhat, intended to be the first complete, as well as the most accurate and contemporary translation into English of this masterwork running to 10,000 manuscript pages put into 37 volumes, a project of eight years. Preprints of 12 books are now available online.  (Read more about Dr. Winkel:

The workshop was held on 11th and 12th October 2016.