Book Launch & Lecture: "English Translation of Ibn 'Arabi's Al-Futuhat al-Makiyyah"
(IAIS Malaysia, 15 October 2016)
For a magisterial Sufi classic, the al-Futuhat al-Makkiyyah (“The Openings of Makkah”) of the eminent Sufi, Muhyiddin Ibn al-‘Arabi (1165-1240) has, curiously enough, yet to be fully translated into English. That monumental task was recently undertaken by Eric Winkel, an Islamic scholar based in the US and former Principal Fellow at IAIS Malaysia. The first volume was recently launched by the publisher, IBT Books Malaysia, in collaboration with IAIS, followed by a lecture by Winkel.