Friday, 1 October 2010
An Attempt to Desecrate the Tomb of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din ibn 'Arabi (q.s.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is taken from An Attempt to Desecrate the Tomb of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din ibn 'Arabi (q.s.). This was originally sourced from Jami’ al-Karamat al-Awliya’.
Imam Yusuf an-Nabhani (q.s.) wrote, “Imam `Abd al-Wahhab ash-Sha’rani stated, ‘Our brother, Shaykh Swalih al-Hajj Ahmad Halabi informed me that his house was in the vicinity of the blessed mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din ibn ‘Arabi. It was visible from his house. One night, after ‘isha prayer, a person carrying fire- advanced towards the tomb, with the intention of burning the bier. When he was eight or nine metres away from the grave, he started sinking into the ground, so much so that he disappeared into the ground.
Later that night, when his family members could not find him anywhere, they started looking out for him. When the shaykh narrated to them the entire incident, they reached the place where he had sunk. When they dug up the place, they found his head. But as they went on digging, his body kept sinking in further. After much digging up, they finally gave up, covered his body with mud and went away.”