Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind
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About the Author
Imam Jamal Rahman is a beloved teacher and retreat leader whose passion for helping people deepen their spiritual lives and cultivate interfaith understanding has inspired audiences throughout the world. He has been featured in the New York Times, on CBS News, the BBC and many NPR programs. He is cofounder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary, adjunct faculty at Seattle University and a former host of Interfaith Talk Radio. He is author of Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories & Other Islamic Wisdom and Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind (both SkyLight Paths) and The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam; and coauthor of Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam and Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith (both SkyLight Paths), among other books.
"Beautiful, helpful and timely.... All those interested in the spiritual life, God, interfaith dialogue, peace and our shared human journey through life will find this to be a treasure trove of wisdom and spiritual insight."
--Rev. John Dear, author, Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World
"Whether you have read these classic Islamic teachings before or they are new to you, you will find wisdom, deepen your compassion and enrich your spiritual life."
--Amir Hussain, editor, Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"Invokes the power of the Qur'an to open the doors of the heart and invite us into a direct encounter with the source of Mercy and Compassion.... As a lifelong seeker of the world's wisdom in every tradition, this is the book I have been waiting for."
--Mirabai Starr, author, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
"A gem all its own ... a wonderful guidebook to spiritual living.... Allows the Qur'an to speak beyond the boundaries of Islam."
--Rami Shapiro, author, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice
"Beautiful ... reaches deep into the heart and soul, reminding us of our divine nature. Allow its deep Qur'anic wisdom to guide you on your journey Home."
--Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD, Sufi teacher; author, Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism
"A modern-day jewel of some of the richest offerings of Islam.... Goes to the very depth of the rich oceans of Islamic spirituality to bring us pearls of wisdom and beauty."
--Omid Safi, professor of Islamic studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; author, Memories of Muhammad