Are you longing to experience a more intimate and loving relationship with the Divine?
Secrets of Divine Love draws upon spiritual secrets of the Qur’an, ancient mystical poetry, and stories from the world’s greatest prophets and spiritual masters to help you reignite your faith, overcome your doubts, and deepen your connection with God.
Through the use of scientific evidence, practical exercises, and guided meditations, you will develop the tools and awareness needed to discern and overcome your negative inner critic that prevents you from experiencing God’s all-encompassing love.
The passages in this book serve as a compass and guiding light that returns you to the source of divine peace and surrender. Through the principles and practices of Islam, you will learn how to unlock your spiritual potential and unveil your divine purpose. Secrets of Divine Love uses a rational, yet heart-based approach towards the Qur’an that not only enlightens the mind, but inspires the soul towards deeper intimacy with God.
“Whether you identify as a Muslim whose faith has perhaps grown weary or as someone who would like to taste of the essence of a tradition you do not understand, Secrets of Divine Love is a masterful map of the landscape of the soul on its journey home to the One who both transcends and dwells within all that is.”–MIRABAI STARR, Author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
“So often we are asked where and how one accesses the inner heart of the Islamic tradition–here it is! Helwa does a beautiful job of taking us, no matter what our faith background, through the Qur’an, teachings of the Prophet, Rumi, and other mystical luminaries.”–OMID SAFI, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University and author of Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition
“I am simply entranced by A. Helwa’s metaphors and insights. The bulk of her sentences are poetry in motion and studded with pearls of wisdom…The creative way Helwa has integrated her heart knowledge into her understanding of Islam is stunning.”–IMAM JAMAL RAHMAN, Author of Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind
“This is a fascinating book that offers various profound insights and a vision of Islam–and indeed the Divine–that many readers will surely find enlightening and uplifting.”–MOHAMMAD KHALIL, Professor of Islamic Studies at Michigan State University
“A marvelous book that gives a sound grasp of this great religion and nourishment to the heart we deeply need. This book is a source of majesty and beauty.”–DR. FAWZIA AL-RAWI, Author of Divine Names: The 99 Healing Names of the One Love and Founder of the Center for Feminine Spirituality and Sufism
“The author’s work has a special way of speaking to the heart. This reading offers exceptional spiritual nuances on the core of Islamic belief and practices. More than ever, we are in need of content like this that shines a luminous light on a faith that is frequently misunderstood.”–SEYED MAHDI AL-QASWINI, Educator at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County
“This is simply a wonderful book, written with care and precision, weaving us into God’s beautiful tapestry.”–DR. NAZITA LAJEVARDI, Author of Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia
Table of Contents:
Secrets of Divine Love begins by taking you on a journey through the mysterious nature of God and His unconditional love for you. It then delves into who you are and how the Qur’an is a map for manifesting your greatest potential. Through unveiling the spiritual secrets that are hidden in the heart of Islam’s pillars, principles and practices this book helps to awaken your spirit by reigniting the spark of faith within you. Through the inspirational words of the Qur’an, the profound sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, the uplifting poetry of Rumi, and teaching stories from the world’s greatest spiritual masters, Secrets of Divine Love maps the path of love for spiritual seekers of all traditions. Some of the questions addressed in this book are the following:
Who God is and how He unconditionally loves you exactly as you are
Why you were created and what your Divine purpose is
How God has already given you everything you need to reach Him
How to tame your ego and awaken your heart
How to have an intimate relationship with a transcendent God
How your distractions during prayer can help you get closer to God
How to repent in a way that transforms your sins into good deeds
How to polish the mirror of your heart so you can see God’s Face everywhere
Why death is not the end, but the beginning of eternal life
Why you were made for more than dying and going to heaven
Whether you are new to Islam or a born Muslim, through the vehicle of love, Secrets of Divine Love can help transform your relationship with God, yourself, and the world around you.
Contributor Bio: Helwa, A
A. Helwa believes that every single person on Earth is deeply loved by the Divine. She is a writer who has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers through her passionate, poetic, and love-based approach to spirituality. Her popular blog @quranquotesdaily, was established while obtaining her Masters in Divinity, as a means of helping others overcome personal and spiritual struggles on their journey of experiencing divine love. With over 15 years of experience writing and speaking on Islam and spiritual development, A. Helwa draws from her personal experiences and traditional sources to help her readers access ‘Divine love in everyday life.’