Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection
Paperback, 140 pages
Study, translation, transliteration and Arabic text
Al-Dawr al-a'la (The Most Elevated Cycle) or Hizb al-Wiqaya (The Prayer of Protection)
This is the first study of a widely used and much-loved prayer by Ibn 'Arabi. The Dawr al-a'la ('The Most Elevated Cycle'), also known as the Hizb al-wiqaya ('The Prayer of Protection'), is a prayer of remarkable power and beauty. It is said that whoever reads it with sincerity of heart and utter conviction, while making a specific plea, will have their wish granted.
This precious book provides a definitive edition of the Arabic text, a lucid translation and a transliteration for those unable to read Arabic. In addition, there is an illuminating analysis of
the transmission and use of the prayer across the centuries. Of particular interest are the major figures in Islamic scholarship and mysticism who have been associated with it, and perceptions
of its properties.