The Society and its aims
The Society was founded in 1977 to promote a greater understanding of the work of Ibn 'Arabi and his followers. It is an international association with its headquarters in Oxford, England, and a branch in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. In the USA it is a registered tax-exempt non-profit corporation.
The Society is not affiliated to any particular institution or organisation, and is funded by the annual subscriptions of its members. It is open to all and has members in more than 40 countries. Many of the honorary fellows are leading scholars in this field.
Publications: The Society publishes a Journal twice a year, sent to its members and subscribed to by many libraries around the world, and has published two volumes of prayers, a translation of the Fusûs al-Hikam, and a Commemorative Volume on the 750th anniversary of Ibn 'Arabi's death. The Society website makes available translations and articles reprinted from the Journal, as well as from other sources, and provides information about conferences and other events worldwide. The Society sells many books in this field at its events and by mail order.
Events: The Society has organised a symposium in the United Kingdom each year since 1984, and in the United States since 1987. These are a meeting place for scholars and people with a very wide range of interest in the work of Ibn 'Arabi.
Collections: The Society has a specialist library of printed materials in Oxford, which includes books in more than a dozen languages, and has a unique collection of microfilm and digital copies of historic manuscripts. These copies help to protect these works against loss, and provide the basis for the publication of accurate editions and translations of the text.
President, Chairman and Honorary Fellows
Seyyid Hussein Nasr
Kautsar Azhari Noer
Peter Lamborn Wilson