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The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society

It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.

Ibn ‘Arabi, FutΓ»hΓ’t al-Makkiyya

The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Qanun

Unusual instrument of much renown and beatification is the Qanun – The qanun, an ancient Middle Eastern instrument, has been played by musicians since 950 A.D. It’s made with a base of wood overlaid with between 74 and 81 strings, and musicians play it on their laps by plucking the strings with picks or fingernails. The name comes from the Greek for “canon,” meaning “rule,” likely because its tuning sets the rule for other instruments and singers in an ensemble led by the qanun.