Photo: An Beni-Amer man from Eritrea
(Khabar 67 appears in the collection of the sage ar-Raba'i and is recorded in Mishkat al-Anwar by Shaykh al Akbar Ibn Arabi)
'Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi: The Mishkat al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi'
By Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi (Author), Ibn Al'Arabi (Author), Stephen Hirtenstein (Translator), Martin Notcutt (Translator)
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A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.