chapter  1
Life of Ibn al-‘Arabî
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Ibn al-‘Arabî is also called Abu Bakr Muhammed ibn al-‘Arab or Şeyh Ekber Muhyiddin-i Arabi in Turkish, on which the latter Ekberiyye tariqat is founded, referring to his name. He had traveled extensively in Muslim countries. ‘Arabî was named after Plato as Ibn Aflatun.2 In the history of world philosophy, Ibn ‘Arabî has also been recognized as a Neo-Platonist, as the Tao of Islam.