Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a deep insightful video on the understanding of famous Muslim Sufi and philosopher, Ibn Arabi on his Instagram account on Sunday.
The caption of the video read, “For those interested in Sufism and the genius of Ibn-E-Arabi should take out time, sit alone and listen to this commentary by @dahlenbror.” The video is a commentary by a researcher, Filip Holm, who runs a channel with the name, ‘Let’s Talk Religion’.
The video talks about the spiritual mastery of Ibn Arabi and his profound knowledge of various subjects in life. Holms says Ibn Arabi was blessed with divine gifts and experiences of spiritual illumination.
Ibn Arabi was an Arab Andalusian Muslim scholar, poet, mystic, philosopher, and an influential within Islamic thought. He studied Islamic sciences with numerous teachers in North Africa and Andalus. He extensively traveled in his life in the region of Iraq and Anatolia, finally settling down in Damascus in 1223. He trained his disciples and wrote prolifically until his death in November 1240.
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A general interest in the life and works of Ibn Arabi spiked again following the broadcast of popular historic popular Turkish series, Dirilis Ertugrul, featuring the character of Ibn Arabi.
Earlier, influenced by the character of Ibn Arabi, a 60-year-old American woman embraced Islam after watching the popular Turkish series, Dirilis Ertugrul. The lady resides in Wisconsin and chose to name herself, Khadija after embracing Islam.
“I looked into it, the details about it. So I started watching,” said Khadija. She added that after watching a few episodes of the series her interest developed in Islam and she started reading about the religion.
Talking about the series, Khadija said, “It was a history that I knew nothing about.” She attributed her conversion to Islam to the inspirational role of 13th-century philosopher, and Sufi Ibn Arabi played by Turkish actor, Osman Soykut, in the series.
The woman asserted that it was the dialogues of the Ibn Arabi that gave new meaning to her life. His words and dialogues made her cry many times.
She added that she started watching the series due to her interest in history. The series then connected her to the side of Islam that she did not know about.