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The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam

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The essence of Islam is conveyed to spiritual students in this practical and heartwarming introduction to the religion and its practices. The ancient wisdom of the faith is lovingly passed down to readers from a distinguished lineage of teachers, including the author's own parents and grandparents. Each chapter features a series of thought-provoking questions and suggestio ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by The Book Foundation
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Sarah Lameche
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the little stories and anecdotes in this book. There were a few parts where I have to admit I couldn't really believe but then I am not a Sufi. It just got a little 60s 'flower powerish' for me (sorry). There were also suggested practises. I like the idea of this but ultimately I just don't have the memory for them. So unless i carry this book around with me they were rather redundant. There are many snippets of Rumi throughout the book. However I feel that much is lost in trans ...more
Sehar  Moughal
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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"One prostration of prayer to God frees you from a thousand prostrations to your ego".

"...it is in the trembling that the pain softens".

"When my slave remembers Me quietly in isolation,
I, too, remember him quietly in My own Being,
But when he remembers Me in a group,
then I remember him better in a group" - Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)

The story telling, anecdotes, and references to Islamic teachings are a gentle reminder to spread the fragrance of your faith where ever you go and in wh
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Naomi
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Each of the chapters of this book are little spiritual gems, with verses from the Qur'an, Hadith and wisdom tales, and verses from Rumi interwoven with meditations, stories from life, and spiritual questions. A fine text for individual study, it would serve small spiritual groups exceedingly well. If, like me, you're not Muslim, learn more about a neighbor's faith and more about your own as you do so.
Diane
Aug 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Jamal Rahman has written a beautiful explanation of Islam and its many practices. It is an inspirational work of art, and includes teaching stories and exercises. I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained great insight and respect for Islam. I would recommend it to any spiritual seeker.
Siska Danti
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: moslem and moslemah
Saya rasa semua muslim setidaknya perlu membaca buku ini, setidaknya satu kali. Buku ini membantu saya mengenal Allah dengan lebih baik lagi. Meskipun ini terjemahan, tapi bahasanya tetap apik. One of my life-changing book.
Radinal W
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Barangkali tidak berlebihan kalau buku ini membuat saya tidak berhenti merasa takjub, segar, tersentuh sesekali tersenyum bahkan tertawa terbahak.
Ann Marie
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Given to me by my spiritual director--a Catholic priest! Lovely book about spirituality for people of any religion.
Cintana Abiiya
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
bahasa sederhana mudah dimengerti. mengajak kita untuk introspeksi diri. mengenal diri dan cinta-Nya. touching. inspiring. recommended book!
Judy Moses
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Jamal is full of light and love. Very informative and gives me a broader understanding of Islam.
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