c.1165 - 1240
Ibn al-Arabi, a Spanish Muslim thinker, was one of the most prolific writers of the Islamic Middle Ages on the subject of mysticism.
Al-Arabi lived for 30 years in Seville and travelled through North Africa searching renowned mystics. He also met the great philosopher Ibn Rasd (Averroes).
In 1198 he went to Mecca where
he wrote his major work 'The Meccan Revelations'. He spent the
last years of his life in Damscus teaching and writing 'The Bezels