The Sufism preaches peace, tolerance and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one’s relationship with the Creator. Here’s a sufi music playlist inspired by the works of Sufi poet Ibn Arabi, sung by Arabic artists.
Who is Ibn Arabi?
The Sufi scholar, Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (born July 28, 1165, Murcia, Valencia—died November 16, 1240, Damascus) is mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, one of the world’s great spiritual teachers.
He was dubbed the “Greatest Sheikh” and the “Greatest Infidel.” Ibn Arabi’s life was defined by great intellectual and religious clashes that began centuries ago and continue to this day.
His writings had an immense impact throughout the Islamic world and beyond. The universal ideas underlying his thought are of immediate relevance today.
Ibn Arabi travelled all over the Islamic world in the 12th and 13th centuries, stayed in Hijaz, Iraq, Syria and Armenia. He lived in Mecca, where he wrote his most famous Sufi compositions about the love of God. his experience in Mecca allowed him to reach significant depth of thinking related to the distinction between the material and the abstract. However, He wrote over 350 works.
His wisdom has much to offer us in the modern world in terms of understanding what it means to be human.
Some Ibn Arabi’s Quotes:
“How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?”
“I believe in the religion of Love, whatever direction its caravans may take, for Love is my religion and my faith.”
You can play Ibn Arabi’s playlist here:
- Rim Banna - The sun of love ريم بنّا شمس الهوى
- AL HOBB DEENY©Ghalia Benali/Indian Hadra/ غالية بنعلي/ الحضرة الهندية
- BASSET AL-TOROQAT©Ghalia Benali/ the Indian Hadra/ غالية بنعلي/ الحضرة الهندية
- Abed Azrié - Mystic - إيمان (Croyance - Belief) - إبن عربي
- عابد عازرية - أحبابنا أين هُم؟ ● Abed Azrié - Perplexity
- أدين بدين الحب - فرقة ابن عربي
- omar metioui-laqad sara qalbi 'لقد صار قلبى'
- الحب ديني وإيماني
- Isaac and Nora melt the hearts with a traditional Cuban song
- 10,000 Japanese – Beethoven 9th (Ode to Joy)
- 12 Best opera songs ever – Most popular opera songs
- 6 Different Ave Maria versions from Bach, Schubert … to Vavilov
- 9 Amazing Celine Dion duets you should listen
- Opera song in “The Shawshank Redemption” movie