Allah Most High proclaims:
The Most High proclaims: The children of Adam misunderstand Me when they complain against Time, for I am Time. In My Hand is the Command. I alone cause the day of knowledge to follow the night of ignorance.
(Khabar 79 appears in the collection of the sage al-Bukhari, along with its lineage to the Prophet ﷺ. It is recorded in Ibn Arabi's 'Mishkat al-Anwar'.)
'Ibn Al Arabi (CWS): The Bezels of Wisdom'
By R.W.J. Austin (Author)
Called by Moslems "the greatest master," Ibn Al-'Arabi was a Sufi born in twelfth-century Spain. The Bezels of Wisdom was written during the author's later years and was intended to be a synthesis of his spiritual doctrine. Bezel means a setting in which a gem, engraved with one's name, is set to make a seal ring. The setting in which Ibn Al-'Arabi has placed his spiritual wisdom are the lives of the prophets. It was in Damascus that he had the vision that prompted him to write this book. He describes it in his preface: "I saw the Apostle of God in a visitation…He had in his hand a book and he said to me, 'This is the book of the bezels of Wisdom; take it and bring it to men that they might benefit from it.'"
The book portrays the wisdom of love through Abraham, of the unseen through Job, of light through Joseph, of intimacy through Elias and so on. Ibn Al-'Arabi invites us in these pages to explore the inner spiritual meanings of the Quran, its heartful meanings. In one of his poems he stated, "Love is the creed I hold: wherever turns His camels, Love is still my creed and faith."