Out of Darkness into Light : Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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Author Biography

Jamal Rahman, a Muslim Sufi Minister at Interfaith Community Church in Seattle and adjunct faculty at Seattle University, is a co-host on "Interfaith Talk Radio," a sought-after speaker and retreat leader, and author of The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam. Kathleen Schmitt Elias, a former nun and now a Sufi Jew, is an interfaith seeker and amateur scholar of the sacred texts of Judaism and Islam. Ann Holmes Redding, both a Muslim and a Christian with a doctorate in Christian scripture, has had a long and varied ministry as a professor, preacher, pastor, retreat leader, and spiritual director.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Spiritual Guidance in the Abrahamic Traditions
Turning to a Spiritual Pathp. 3
Guidebooks for the Spiritual Journey: the Quran and Other Sourcesp. 15
Mysteries of Life
The Mystery of Godp. 35
The Mystery of Human Existencep. 49
The Mystery of the "Other"p. 61
The Mystery of the Invisible Worldp. 85
The Mystery of Deathp. 101
The Path of Surrender and Provisions for the Journey
The Journey of Surrenderp. 119
Compassionp. 143
Knowledge, Wisdom, and Awarenessp. 157
Prayer and Related Spiritual Practicesp. 169
Balancep. 191
Communityp. 203
Servicep. 213
Recommended Readingp. 225
Quranic Verses and Hadith for Meditationp. 229
The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of Allahp. 237
Bibilographyp. 241
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