Edited and Slides by Omar K Neusser
22 Sh. Muhyiddin Ibn al-ʿArabī: muhaqqiq, ‘realizer’ of the Truth
Ibn al-ʿArabī is usually called a Sufi, but he does not apply this word to himself, nor does he often use it to speak of others.
In fact we can just as well call him a philosopher, or a Kalam expert, or a jurist, except that he is all of these things and none of them. Given the frequency with which he stresses the importance of realization, I think one of the few titles that he would accept is muhaqqiq, ‘realizer’ – someone who has realized the truth and reality of things by recognizing them in the Real and acting in the appropriate manner in the world.
Ibn al-ʿArabī’s most important and influential disciple – his step-son Sadr al-Dīn Qūnawī – refers to their perspective precisely as mashrab al-tahqīq, the school of realization.
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi; Presentation of Some 29 Texts
 He uses this expression in al-Nusūs (‘The Texts,’ p.28; academia.edu). In the Persian part of his correspondence with Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, he uses the equivalent expression madhhab-i ahl-i tahqīq: Annäherungen (al-Murāsalāt) ed. Gudrun Schubert (Beirut: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1995), p.133.