|- Addas, Claude. The Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn `Arabi. Translated by Peter Kingsley. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1993: Unique chronological account of Ibn al-`Arabi's life and travels, based on a detailed analysis of his writings, as well as a vast amount of secondary literature in Arabic and Persian. Brings to life his spiritual quest, and places his work within that context.
- Ibn al-`Arabi, Muhyi ad-Din. Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat. Translated by Rabia Terri Harris. New York: Inner Traditions International, 1981: This manual of instruction on khalwah, or spiritual retreat, by the great spiritual master, Ibn al-`Arabi (1165-1240), provides unique insight into this important Sufi practice.
- Ibn al-`Arabi, Muhyi ad-Din. The Bezels of Wisdom. Translated by R. W. J. Austin. Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1980: Ibn al-`Arabi's (1165-1240) famous work of prophetology. Allegorically represents the Prophets as dimensions of man's inner being. Difficult but rewarding.
- Ibn al-`Arabi, Muhyi ad-Din. What the Seeker Needs. Translated by Shaikh Tosun Bayrak al- Jerrahi and Rabia Terri Harris al-Jerrahi. Putney, VT: Threshold Books, 1992: Three short treatises by the great master. The first is an important essay on the essentials necessary for the spiritual aspirant to embark on the path, the second is a discourse on the divine unity, and the third is an analysis of the polar dimensions of Divine Majesty and Beauty. Contains an excellent glossary of Sufi technical terms.
- Ibn al-`Arabi, Muhyi ad-Din. The Tarjuman Al-Ashwaq: A Collection of Mystical Odes. Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1978: A highly regarded collection of mystical love poems by the great master of Sufi doctrine, Ibn al-`Arabi. The difficult imagery is rendered intelligible by the author's own commentary.
- Ibn al-`Arabi, Muhyi ad-Din. Sufis of Andalusia: The Ruh al-quds and al-Durrat al-fakhirah of Ibn `Arabi. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1971: In this fascinating compilation from two collections of biographical sketches, Ibn al-`Arabi tells of the many spiritual masters he met on his travels through Muslim Spain in the 12th and 13th centuries.