The Openings Revealed in Makkah
Author: Shaykh al-Akbar Muhyiddin ibn al-Arabi & Shuayb Eric Winkel
Volume 4 includes Books 7 & 8, with the mysteries of the pillar of prayer, and the mysteries of the pillar of charity. The mysteries of the prayer include the Friday prayer, the funeral prayer, and the fifteen prostrations performed when reciting particular verses in the Qurʾān. The mysteries of charity (zakāt) include the minimum amount of wealth above which zakāt is assessed - and leads to an exploration of the nature of time and space: is time discrete or continuous; and is space discrete, quantum, or continuous and infinitely divisible. From the postulation of Zeno’s paradox until today, this is the fundamental question about physical reality. From 2012, Dr. Winkel has been working exclusively on translating this work in order to produce the first complete translation into English of the Futuhat-Makkiyah.