Ibn Arabi Did Not Believe the 12th Imam is the Mahdi

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Ibn Arabi Did Not Believe the 12th Imam is the Mahdi
« on: October 06, 2019, 05:48:34 AM »
This is posted on a 12er Shia site trying to convince people that Ibn Arabi believed in the 12th Imam.

Shaykh al Akbar ibnul Arabi
The grandfather of this Caliph is Husain bin Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) and his respected father is Hasan Askari (a.s.). He shall have the same name as that of the Holy Prophet (S) and people would pay allegiance to him between Rukn and Maqam. In appearance he shall be like Allah’s Messenger (S) and in manners slightly less than the Prophet (S), because no one could be equal to the Prophet (S). The Almighty Allah (SwT) has said: ‘Indeed you are having lofty manners.’
Futuhat al Mekkiyah page 429

However, the reality is the manuscript of Makkan Revelations is disputed.

In Futuhat, the identity of the ancestors of the Mahdi (a) has undergone many changes, and not much attention has been paid to this point. In most copies of al-Futuhat al-makkiyyah, Hasan b. 'Ali has been identified as the ancestor of the Mahdi (a). Included in the copies of Futuhat are old copies edited by 'Uthman Yahya which are among the most authentic copies of the book, and in which Hasan b. 'Ali has been introduced as the ancestor of the Mahdi (Ibn 'Arabi n.d., 3:327; Ibn 'Arabi 1405, 3:319). Even in the more recent copies of the book that have been edited by 'Uthman Yahya, Hasan Ibn 'Ali has been introduced as the ancestor of the Mahdi (a) (Ibn 'Arabi 1413, 3: 327). In other copies that have been published with no commentary, and in some editions from Egypt and Lebanon, Hasan b. 'Ali is also introduced as the ancestor of the Mahdi. For example, in a copy of al-Futuhat al-makkiyyah published in Beirut in 2002 and edited by Dr. Mahmud Muraji, it has been written: “His ancestor is Hasan ibn 'Ali ibn Abi Talib” (Ibn 'Arabi 2002, 63). However, it is important to note that many Sunni and Shi‘i commentators of Ibn 'Arabi's works are of the opinion that he has identified Husayn ibn 'Ali as the ancestor of the Mahdi and that in later copies, Husayn was changed to Hasan. Thus, in their commentaries of Ibn 'Arabi's works, they have corrected this “error.”


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