Jamal Rahman
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Traditions: Islam
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"When you arrived here, everyone was laughing and smiling but you were crying. Live such a life that when you depart, everyone is crying, but you are laughing and smiling." The Prophet Mohammad

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I aspire to deepen my roots in Islam by watering them with the wisdom and beauty of other traditions. My core belief is that Interfaith is not about conversion, but about completion-becoming a complete human being. At the heart of every tradition... more
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Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed." ~Rumi

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Source type: Book
A Year With Rumi
by Coleman Barks
Page p. 270
Published by Harper , San Francisco, CA , 2006
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Contribution #2834


And paradise will be brought near to the God-conscious, no longer will it be distant: This is what was promised for you - to everyone who would turn to God and keep God always in remembrance - who stood in awe of the Most Compassionate though unseen and brought a heart turned in devotion to God." [Qur'an: 50:31-33]

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The Light of Dawn: Daily Readings from the Holy Qur'an
by Selected and rendered by Camille Helminski
Page p. 148
Published by Shambhala , Boston and London , 2000
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Contribution #2827


O my Servants who have transgressed against your own selves! Do not despair of Allah's Compassion: for Allah forgives all mistakes: for He/She is Often-Forgiving, Infinitely Merciful." [Qur'an: 53:39]

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The Light of Dawn: Daily Readings from the Holy Qur'an
by Selected and Rendered by Camille Helminski
Page p. 127
Published by Shambhala , Boston and London , 2000
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Contribution #2826


I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and found that life was service. I served and lo! Service was joy.

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The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam
by Jamal Rahman
Page p. 131
Published by The Book Foundation , Bath, England , 2004
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Contribution #2823


For sixty years I have been forgetful every minute, but not for a second has this flowing toward me stopped or slowed.

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A Year With Rumi
by Coleman Barks, editor and translator
Page p. 367
Published by Harper , San Francisco, CA , 2006
Contribution #2819


Compassionate towards yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

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Source type: Sacred Text
Tao Te Ching
Version or Translation Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Published by Perennial Classics
Published in New York
Published in 1988
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Contribution #2814


Invoke the Mercy of God and as milk returns not to the udder go not back to your wrongdoing.” “Have compassion on yourself and on others and Infinite Compassion will be given to you.” “In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, All Compassionate, bestow on me a Mercy that shall put me beyond the need of mercy from any other than Thee.

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Jamal Rahman
http://www.jamalrahman.com
Viewed on December 22, 2008
Contribution #2811


Allah is the Lord of Grace Unbounded” [Qur’an: 2:105] “My Mercy overspreads everything.” [Qur’an: 7:156] “Allah has made in service to you All that is in the heavens and on earth And made His bounties flow to you in abundant measure Seen and Unseen. [Qur’an: 31:20]

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Qur'an
The Light of Dawn - Daily Readings from the Holy Qur'an p. 33, 107
Version or Translation Translated by Camille Helminski
Published by Shambala Press
Published in Boston and London
Published in 2000
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Contribution #2810


How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth!” ~Rumi

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Rumi Daylight
by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Page p. 51
Published by Shambhala Publications , Boston, MA , 1999
Contribution #2809