The Secret of Islam: Love and Law in the Religion of Ethics

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North Atlantic Books, 2003 - Religion - 360 pages
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Although the Islamic religion is well known, many people are less familiar with Sufism—the esoteric component of Islam. The Secret of Islam explores the mystical path of Sufism, which focuses on love and compassion. Sections proceed through the levels of Sufism: Journey of the Disciple, Actions, Spiritual Journey of the Seeker, and Flowering of the Perfect Human.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
xi
FOREWORD
xxv
RESCUING ISLAM FROM THE HIJACKERS
xxxiii
DIVINE LAW
l
INTRODUCTION Ixi
lxi
A FAITH FOR ALL SEASONS
3
THE Music OF THE KORAN 8
8
WHAT DOES ISLAM MEAN?
23
WOMEN IN ISLAM
161
SUFISM
187
THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC WINEGLASS
195
FROM HERMETICISM TO SUFISM
215
THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF THE SUFI 2 51
251
THE FLOWERING OF THE PERFECT HUMAN
281
FINDING THE HEART OF ISLAM
305
ENDNOTES
339

DIVINE LAW
65
THE SECRET OF LOVE AT THE HEART OF ISLAM
81
ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY 12 5
124

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Henry Bayman is an American engineer who has lived in Turkey for the past twenty-five years. He is a student of Sufism and an independent scholar. He is the author of The Station of No Station, a study of Sufism and Islam as these relate to contemporary issues.

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