Photo: Ottoman Jerusalem, 1918.
The beloved Muhammad, may Divine Peace be upon him, reported these words directly from Allah Most High:
'O physical world, serve those who are in My Service. O physical world, obstruct those who serve only you.'
(Hadith 93 was collected by the sage 'Abd-al-Haqq, and comes from the transmission of the noble companion 'Abd-Allah ibn Mas'ud, may Allah be pleased with him. It is recorded in Ibn Arabi's Mishkat al-Anwar)
'The Sufis of Andalusia: The Ruh Al-Quds' and 'Al-Durrat al-Fakhirah' '
By Muhyi al-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ali Ibn al-'Arabi (Author), R.W.J. Austin (Translator)
Sufis of Andalusia consists of biographical sketches of some of the contemplatives and spiritual masters among whom Ibn 'Arabi spent his early years. These accounts bring to life with great vividness a remarkable spiritual milieu, and a group of individuals who manifest superlative wisdom in their intensity of devotion and service to reality. This book will appeal directly to all who seek real knowledge.