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Spiritual gems of Islam : insights & practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim teaching stories to enlighten the heart & mind

Author: Jamal Rahman
Publisher: Woodstock, VT : SkyLight Paths Pub., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rahman invites you-- no matter what your practice-- to access the treasure chest of Islamic spirituality, particularly, Sufism, and to use its wealth to strengthen your own journey.
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamal Rahman
ISBN: 9781594734304 1594734305
OCLC Number: 827010521
Description: xvi, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Opening up to the light. This is the book (Qur'an 2:2) : Meditate on its signs (Qur'an 38:29) ; The Qur'an is a shy and veiled bride / Rumi ; I was a secret treasure and I longed to be known (Hadith Qudsi) ; We have not known you as we should have (Hadith) --
Cultivating inner spaciousness. Know thyself and you shall know thy Lord (Hadith) ; Die before you die (Hadith) ; The road is long, the sea is deep / Fariduddin Attar ; In the name of God, boundlessly compassionate and infinitely merciful (Qur'anic invocation) ; We have made some of you as a trial for others : will you have patience? (Qur'an 25:20) ; Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage (Qur'an 84:19) ; Will you not see? Will you not listen? ; Will you not pay attention? (Qur'an 54:17, 7:204) --
Purifying and expanding the heart. O my Lord! Open for me my heart! (Qur'an 20:25) ; Bring to God a sound heart (Qur'an 26:89) ; Who has a better dye than God? (Qur'an 2:138) ; Embrace not only the ten thousand joys of life, but also the ten thousand sorrows (traditional saying) ; There is room inside for only one of us / Rumi --
Remembering your sustainer. Bow in adoration and draw closer (Qur'an 96:19) ; Truly in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest (Qur'an 13:28) --
Doing what is beautiful. Persevere in doing good : behold! God loves the doers of good (Qur'an 2:195) ; Ah! What a beautiful fellowship! (Qur'an 4:69) ; Be just; this is closest to being God-conscious (Qur'an 5:8) ; Confound not truth with falsehood (Qur'an 2:42) ; All things have we created in proportion and measure (Qur'an 54:49) ; Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible / Rumi ; Move from knowledge of the tongue to knowledge of the heart (traditional saying) ; Whoever ... believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy handhold (Qur'an 2:256) --
Walking on spacious paths. Women are the twin-halves of men (Hadith) ; Come to know each other (Qur'an 49:13) ; Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord (Qur'an 3:133) --
Being in the mystery. Praise be to Allah ... who made the angels messengers with wings (Qur'an 35:1) ; What is this love and laughter? (Hafiz) ; To God we belong and to God we are returning (Qur'an 2:156) ; A lovesick nightingale among owls / Rumi. --
Selected Qur'anic passages and Hadith --
The most beautiful names of Allah : Amsa al-Husna.
Responsibility: by Imam Jamal Rahman.

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Rahman invites you-- no matter what your practice-- to access the treasure chest of Islamic spirituality, particularly, Sufism, and to use its wealth to strengthen your own journey.

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