Michael Sells


Michael Sells is a professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. He is an authority on Ibn al-‘Arabī as well as one of the most distinguished contemporary translators of classical Arabic poetry. His books include Desert Tracings: Six Classic Arabian Odes (Wesleyan), Mystical Languages of Unsaying (Chicago), Early Islamic Mysticism (Paulist Press), The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia (California), Approaching the Qur’an (White Cloud), and The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: Andalus (Cambridge). He is currently working on a complete bilingual edition and translation of Ibn al-‘Arabī’s Tarjuman al-Ashwaq.

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By Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi
Translated By Michael Sells

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