Ibn ʿArabi, was an Arab Andalusian Sunni scholar of Islam, mystic, poet, and philosopher. He is renowned among practitioners of Sufism as Shaykh Al-Akbar “the greatest master” and also as a saint.
Born: August 7, 1165, Murcia, Spain
Died: November 16, 1240, Damascus, Syria
Full name: ‘Abū ‘Abdillāh Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Muḥammad ibn `Arabī
Buried: Tomb of Ibn al-‘Arabi, Damascus
Parents: Ali ibn Muḥammad