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Historical Facts

Ibn Arabi

Making History from Damascus

Ibn Arabi (1165–1240) is a major Muslim Sufi philosopher who was born in Al-Andalus.

After travelling throughout North Africa and the Middle East, Ibn Arabi settled in Damascus, where his open-minded ideas and teachings were and still are highly regarded by many Syrians.

He died in Damascus and is buried in Ibn Arabi Mosque.

Sufi Whirling

Sufi Whirling

An important aspect of Sufism is the physical meditation through circular dancing. Followers of Sufism in Syria do regularly perform this type of physical meditation in front of people who are looking to learn more about it.