#7 The Mysteries of Fasting in the Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya of Ibn Arabi with Dr Eric Winkel


One of the five pillars of Islām, fasting, is explored in its relation to the nature of man, its role as expiation, and as a means for spiritual elevation and growth. Dr. Winkel discusses Ibn al-ʿArabī’s Mysteries of Fasting in the Futūḥāt al-Makkiya, explaining the non-dual nature of fasting and its positing as a great ritual of dependency and a gateway to the Divine; the beauty of fasting as mirrored in its interior disposition to open the door to sincerity, servitude, and sacred adornment....

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