Ibn Ata' Illah
Egypt (1250 - 1309) Timeline
Muslim / Sufi


Poems by Ibn Ata' Illah
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Shaykh Ibn Ata' Illah was a Sufi saint and master in 13th century Egypt. This was a time of philosophical flowering in the Islamic world, and in particular within the Sufi spiritual traditions. Several new and long-lasting Sufi lineages were forming to retain and channel the great spiritual outpouring of the time.

Ibn Ata' Illah was an early spiritual leader of the Shadhiliyyah Sufi order, which is a prominent and widespread Sufi order today.

His Kitab al-Hikam (The Book of Aphorisms) is his most widely read and memorized work, a rich, poetic collection of spiritual maxims composed in majestic Arabic.

Poems by Ibn Ata' Illah


Recommended Books: Ibn Ata' Illah

Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations





Related Links

The Hikam of Ibn 'Ata'llah
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/71208484/The-Hikam-of-Ibn-Atallah

The complete text of Ibn 'Ata'illah's Kitab al-Hikam (or Book of Wisdom) online, along with the commentary by Ibn 'Ajiba.

The Aphorisms of Ibn Ata 'Illah
http://www.masud.co.uk/ISLAM/nuh/hikam1.htm

A brief article on the Kitab al-Hikam.
Ibn Ata' Illah