The sky, the sea, the earth, the mountains, the rivers, the trees, are all manifestations of Divine love. They are not just formed by love, not just created because God loves or because of His love, but are themselves revelations of love – in fact we can say they are love. Everything we see, feel, touch, hear, is (His) love. We see His love, we feel His love, we touch His love, and we hear His love. That is all we ever do – from morning until evening, waking or sleeping, from birth until we die.
A luminous work of the heart containing profound reflections on the nature of the Divine, Prophetic and human consciousness, love, justice, peace and war. A genuine and original Sufi primer for the 21st-century seeker, reflecting an important development in contemporary South African spiritual thought, it is both a treasury of wisdom and a hands-on learning manual for our times.
Speaking the universal language of love, in a series of tender letters to his daughters engaging the personal and public realms of human existence, Shabbir Banoobhai unravels humanity’s highest spiritual dimensions to those who are willing to hear – who seek to become what the Qur’an describes as ‘people who have a centre ’.
(Associate professor Sa’diyya Shaikh, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town.)
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