تو نے کیا جو کیا

تو نے کیا، جو کیا، پھر مجھے کہتا ہے کہ یہ تو نے کیا۔
تو جانتا ہے کہ میرے وجود میں کیا ہے اس کے سوا جو تو نے کیا۔
میرا وہ ہر عمل جو تو مجھے کرتے دیکھتا ہے، اے میرے خدا! یہ تو نے ہی تو کیا۔

— فتوحات مکیہ از شیخ اکبر محی الدین ابن العربی

The knot of persistence and stubborn insistence

You must strive to loosen the knot of persistence and stubborn insistence in your heart.

Ibn al-Arabi


I withdrew with He whom I love passionately,
and there was no one but us,
for if there had been another than me,
the retreat would not have been one.

— Futuhat al-Makkiyya

God's Mercy embraces everything

God appeared to me in the inmost heart of my being and said to me: "Make known to My servants that which you have verified of My generosity... Why do My servants despair of My Mercy when My Mercy embraces everything?

— Futuhat al-Makkiyya

God and Things

Do not say, "There is nothing but God," even if that is the case – and it is the case. Have not the intelligible levels distinguished between "He is like this" and "He is like that"? The Essence is One, as you say; but, in respect of one thing, He is such and such, and in respect of another thing, He is something else.

— Futuhat al-Makkiyya

I know not

I clung to the one I love so passionately,
though I know not how,
nor do I know for certain
who it is that says, "I know not."

— Futuhat al-Makkiyya, Traslated by R.W.J. Austin

Independence and Poverty

He who is independent through God is poor toward Him.

— Futuhat al-Makkiyya

The Slave of Passion

I am the slave of passion and the slave of the Beloved.
The fire of passion burns my heart
And the One I love is in my mind.
Passion has seized hold of the reins of my heart
So wherever I turn my gaze Passion is facing me.

— Ibn al-Arabī

Who are we

Spiritual force behind the Foundation's activities here in Pakistan. Our Shaykh in Qadari Tariqa

Syed Rafaqat Hussain Shah
Shaykh of Qadari Razzaqi tariqa

Shaykh of Tariqa al Akbariiya, our mentor in correct understanding of the Shaykh's teachings.

Shaykh Ahmed Muhammad Ali
Shaykh of Akbariyya Tariqa

Editor, Translator and Ambassador of Shaykh al Akbar. Working full time in the foundation

Abrar Ahmed Shahi
Head at Ibn al Arabi Foundation Pakistan

Proof reader and Urdu language editor, contributing part time on Foundation's activities

Hamesh Gul Malik
Secretary General.