Ibn Arabi Quotes [Top 45+]

Sheikh al Akbar Mohiuddin Ibn al Arabi was a Sufi scholar, poet, a great philosopher, and the author of “The Bezels of Wisdom. He is very famous among Muslims all over the world. Out of the 850 works attributed to him, almost 700 are authentic while over 400 are still extant. The cosmological teachings of Ibn Arabi (R.A) have become the dominant worldview in many Muslim countries of the world. Here are some of the best and motivational Ibn Arabi quotes that will inspire you and these quotes from The Bezels of Wisdom by Ibn Arabi will make you wiser also.

Inspirational Ibn Arabi Quotes

“Wisdom is the Child of Patience.”

“I am no one in existence but myself.” Ibn Arabi

“The desires of this world are like sea water. The more you drink of them, the more you thirst.” Ibn Arabi

“My heart has become capable of every form.” Ibn Arabi

“Wheresoever you turn, there is the face of Allah (God).” Ibn Arabi

“Attach yourself to Me. No one is more inward than I.” Ibn Arabi

“If you hold to the unity, you are with the truth” Ibn Arabi

“All that passes away from the aspect of the manifest comes under the aspect of the hidden. The essence is one. Nothing has passed away.” Ibn Arabi

“When the secret of one particle of the atoms is clear, the secret of all created things, both outward and inward, is clear; and you do not see in this world or the next, anything except God.” Ibn Arabi

“You need to feel the pain so that you can understand the pain of others you have hurt.” – Ibn Arabi

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“Whoever builds his faith exclusively on demonstrative proofs and deductive arguments, builds a faith on which it is impossible to rely. For he is affected by the negativities of constant objections. Certainty (al-yaqin) does not derive from the evidences of the mind but pours out from the depths of the heart.” Ibn Arabi

“As for the theorists and thinkers, and the scholastic theologians, with their talk about the soul and its properties, none of them have grasped the reality; such speculation can never grasp it. He who seeks to know the reality through theoretical speculation is flogging a dead horse; for he who seeks to know It by any means other than the one proper to It, will never grasp It.” Ibn Arabi

“If men knew themselves, they would know God; and if they really knew God, they would be satisfied with Him and would think of Him alone.” Ibn Arabi

“Every bird flies with their own kind, eagles with eagles, crows with crows.” Ibn Arabi

“Such knowledge can only be had by actual experience, nor can the reason of man define it, or arrive at any cognizance of it by deduction, just as one cannot, without experience, know the taste of honey, the bitterness of patience, the bliss of union, love, passion, or desire.” Ibn Arabi

“For hope you need faith.” – Ibn Arabi

“Therefore, know your self, who you are, what is your identity.” Ibn Arabi

“Do everything you do in order to come close to your Lord in your worship and prayers. Think that each deed may be your last act, each prayer your last prostration, that you may not have another chance. If you do this, it will be another motivation for becoming heedful and also for becoming sincere and truthful.” Ibn Arabi

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The Best Ibn Arabi Quotes

“The ignorant one does not see his ignorance as he basks in its darkness; nor does the knowledgeable one see his own knowledge, for he basks in its light.” Ibn Arabi

“Choose less over more in it. Be satisfied with what you have, even if it is less than what others have. In fact, prefer to have less.” Ibn Arabi

“loving your homeland is part of your faith.” – Ibn Arabi

“How can the heart travel to God, when it is changed by its desires?” Ibn Arabi

“When you know yourself, your ‘I’ness vanishes.” Ibn Arabi

“These stories I have recounted to you will remind you of what is within you.” Ibn Arabi

“I follow the Way of love.” Ibn Arabi

“Be established in truth.” Ibn Arabi

“On Him alone we depend for everything.” Ibn Arabi

“What you plant here, you will reap there.” Ibn Arabi

“If pain wasn’t the biggest blessing, why would God give it?” Ibn Arabi

“The manifold [universe] exists and yet it does not exist.” Ibn Arabi

“The things of the invisible world attract me more than those of actual life.” Ibn Arabi

“All that is left to us by tradition is mere words. it is up to us to find out what they mean.” Ibn Arabi

“Purify my soul from doubt.” Ibn Arabi

“O God, I ask of You light and guidance.” Ibn Arabi

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Motivational Ibn Arabi Quotes

“If I am close to Him, he brings me even closer.” Ibn Arabi

“Seek the company of the wise, who know. Agree with what they say, for one understands only that with which one agrees. Be sincere in what you say- a single tongue should not speak two different words. No deceit or fraud should enter into your thoughts. Do not belittle anyone or anything, for everyone and everything in its inner being wishes for the same thing.” Ibn Arabi

“If you trust in God and make him your companion, then all your paths will become easy and safe.” – Ibn Arabi

“All fights and conflicts in the world began after someone spilled his brother’s blood.” – Ibn Arabi

“This world is a place of preparation where one is given many lessons and passes many tests. What is bad is what you do with the world when you become blind to truth and totally consumed by your desires, lust, and ambition for it.” Ibn Arabi

“The tears we shed, water the gardens in our hearts.” – Ibn Arabi

“God will bring you assistants and the people you will help sooner or later.” Ibn Arabi

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The Bezels of Wisdom Quotes by Ibn Arabi

“Know that which is referred to as other-than-Allah, or the
universe, is related to Allah as the shadow is related to the person. The universe is the shadow
of Allah.” – Ibn Arabi

“If it had not been for this love, the universe would not have appeared in its source. Its
movement from non-existence to existence is the movement of the love of the One who
brings into existence for this purpose. The universe also loves to witness itself in existence as
it was witnessed in immutability. Thus by every aspect, the movement from immutable non-
existence to the existence of the sources is a movement of love, both in respect of Allah and
in respect to itself.” – Ibn Arabi

“Creation is intelligible and Allah is felt and witnessed with the believers and the
people of unveiling. Allah is intelligible with other classes, and creation is witnessed.” – Ibn Arab

“The truth of passion is
that passion is the cause of passion.
If there had not been passion in the heart,
passion would not have been worshipped.” – Ibn Arabi

“Allah says, “He has made everything
that is in the heavens and the earth subservient to you. It is all from Him.” (22:65) All that is
in the universe is subject to man. He who knows that from his knowledge is the Perfect Man.
He who is ignorant of that is the Animal Man.” – Ibn Arabi

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