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20 Quotes of Ibn Arabi: The Greatest Shaykh

Ibn Arabi is one of the greatest intellectuals in history. He was born in 1165 AD, and he lived until 1240 AD. He was a philosopher, mystic, theologian, astronomer, logician, and psychologist. His work has influenced numerous religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Ibn Arabi's work has been studied by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy. He has been described as one of the most original thinkers in history   Ibn Arabi wrote the Fusus al-Hikam or "Bezels of Wisdom" which is what inspired many people including Rumi to have a deep understanding of spirituality. He is often compared to such philosophers as Plato and Socrates for having laid out a theory of knowledge that relies on cognition rather than faith alone which helped shape the foundations of modern philosophical thought. Ibn Arabi recognized that there were three types of creativity: conceptual, empirical, and spiritual