Love is God’s knowable light that comes into existence through the birth of our consciousness … Ultimately, we ourselves are love … We, ourselves, are the knowable light God creates when Divine Presence becomes Divine Absence so that Divine Presence may be known.
The collection in your hands is an inspired and an inspiring one.
The poems, essays and reflections challenge us to see the Divine without creating a God limited by our preconceptions. They remind us of the presence of beauty everywhere, of our essential oneness, the need for a life of compassion, and the uniqueness of love.
If prayer and love were to clothe themselves in words, they would look like the meditations in this book.
(Omid Safi, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina and Co-Chair of The Study of Islam Section, American Academy of Religion)
Shabbir Banoobhai seems to have arrived at the point where he sees in all human beings and creatures – in all of creation – reflections of the light of God. Even in the darker and darkest face of humanity he sees a flicker of primordial and transcendental light.
(Mphutlane wa Bofelo, well-known South African poet, essayist and social activist)
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