The Illustrated Rumi

Author: Philip Dunn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060620188
Size: 40.12 MB
Format: PDF
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The bestselling poet in America today, thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jalalu'ddin Rumi has inspired and enlightened thousands with his playful, passionate work celebrating the sacred in everyday life. Now the spiritual wealth of Rumi's stories and poetry in translation are accompanied by rare and wonderful art in the Sufi tradition. This fresh rendering brings new life to these incomparable parables, which have transcended time, place, culture, and religion to speak directly to the hearts and souls of contemporary readers. With a foreword by Huston Smith, these selections of the inimitable mystic's prose and poetry have been taken from all of the master's works. Each parable, such as The King and the Handmaiden, The Grocer and the Parrot, The Ugly Old Woman, and The Man Who Was Always Being Swindled, is related as Rumi might have presented it to his fascinated audiences, as he whirled in meditation and trance. But each story also has a spiritual message, a holy essence that applies across all faiths, uttered from the heart of Islam. Each of these messages is provided here in a modern rendering that keeps the flavor of this unique period of history, of culture, and of inspired, passionate beauty.

The Penguin Dictionary Of Islam

Author: Azim Nanji
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920866
Size: 24.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.

Medieval And Renaissance Spirituality

Author: Maria Jaoudi
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146598
Size: 32.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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True spirituality does not happen in a vacuum as a "God-and-me" phenomenon independent of any context. Rather, it develops and is lived and expressed through the cultural mindset of its time and place. In this accessible and well-illustrated book, Maria Jaoudi opens the treasures of the theology and spirituality of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in the three major Western religious traditions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Through an enlightening discussion of the architecture of Europe's cathedrals; the work of two remarkable medieval women, Julian and Hildegard; the sefirot of the Jewish Kabbalah; the Islamic love mystics Rabi'a and Rumi; the Florentine masters of the Renaissance; and others, she shows how spirituality was made manifest in the great art and writings of the medieval and Renaissance periods. The great masters of these ages come to life to speak to all who seek to learn more about spirituality and expand their prayer life--Book jacket.

Coping With Vision Loss

Author: Cheri Colby Langdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031334664X
Size: 60.31 MB
Format: PDF
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This book explains in detail what it is like to be losing sight, legally blind, or fully blind, and also documents why today's exciting technological advances and medical solutions are lifting limitations for the visually impaired. * An appendix contains a useful list of online resources for the blind, including links to products, services, and communities


Author: Khephra Burns
Publisher: Doubleday
Size: 32.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The editor in chief of Essence magazine, author of its column, "In the Spirit," and her husband discuss their shared spiritual and cultural development and offer selections, with introductions, from the world's sacred texts and African wisdom.