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I am in love with no other than myself,
and my very separation is my union ...
I am my beloved and my lover;
I am my knight and my maiden.

— Shaykh al-Akbar Mohyiddīn Ibn al-Arabī

My heart can take on any form:
A meadow for gazelles,
A cloister for monks,
For the idols, sacred ground,
Ka'ba for the circling pilgrim,
The tables of the Torah,
The scrolls of the Quran.

My creed is Love;
Wherever its caravan turns along the way,
That is my belief, My faith.

 

— Ibn al-Arabī, Turjumān al-Ashwāq

The Real made me contemplate the light of the veils as the star of strong backing rose, and He said to me, “Do you know how many veils I have veiled you with?”
“No”, I replied.
He said, “With seventy veils. Even if you raise them you will not see Me, and if you do not raise them you will not see Me.” “If you raise them you will see Me and if you do not raise them you will see Me.” “Take care of burning yourself!” “You are My sight, so have faith. You are My Face, so veil yourself.”

— Ibn al-Arabī, Contemplation of the Light of the Veils

O my God, gift me with a heart by which I may be devoted to You in utter poverty, led by yearning and driven by desire, [a heart] whose provision is fear [of You] and whose companion is restlessness, whose aim is [Your] closeness and acceptance! In Your Nearness lies the consummation of those who aim, and the fulfilment of the desire of those who search.

— Ibn al-Arabī, Sunday Eve Prayer

O lover – whosoever you are – know that the veils between you and your beloved – whosoever he might be – are nothing save your halt with things, not the things themselves; as said by the one who hasn’t tasted the flavour of realties. You have halted with things because of the shortcoming of your perception; that is, lack of penetration, expressed as the veil; and the veil is nonexistence and nonexistence is nothingness. Thus there is no veil, If the veils were true, then who got veiled from you, you should also have been in veil from him.

— Ibn al-Arabī, The book of veils.

All praise belongs to God, who veiled us by Him-self, for the jealousy that anyone may know his core, He appeared as light (nūr) and then got veiled from sights by His light, He manifested, but got concealed from insights (Basā’ir) by virtue of His manifestation. Thus light entered in light, and self-manifestation got concealed in manifestation. So no sight falls but onto Him; no out-comer comes out but from Him, and no goal-seeker eventually ends up but to Him. So O people of intellect; where is absence or veil?

— Ibn al-Arabī, The book of veils.

"Neither my Heaven nor my Earth contains me, but the heart of my faithful believer contains me," this because the heart is a mirror in which the manifested "Form of God" is at each moment reflected on the scale of the microcosm.

The “Sigh of Compassion” Nafas al-Rahman flows through the things of the world like the waters of a river and is unceasingly renewed.

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
Ahmed

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.