Secrets of Divine Love : New,
'A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam'
[A5+] Large Paperback - 383 pages,
by A. Helwa
Published by Naulit Publishing, USA.
The #1 international bestselling book, Secrets of Divine Love was written for the longing heart, for the one who is searching for something they have not been able to find. For the one who sometimes spirals into hopelessness and cannot help but feel too imperfect for a perfect God to love. This book is for the one who is at the edge of their faith, who has experienced religion as a harsh winter instead of the life-bearing spring it was sent to be by God.
'You are loved by Allah exactly as you are in this very moment.'
Secrets of Divine Love serves as a compass and guiding light that returns you to the source of divine peace and surrender. Through the practices and pillars of Islam, you will learn how to unlock your spiritual potential and unveil your divine purpose. A. Helwa 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 Allah. By weaving together dozens of inspiring mystical stories, Qur’an verses, Hadith, Rumi and Hafez poetry, psychology, and science, the author breaks down Islam in a way that is both digestible and inspiring for millennial Muslims.
A. Helwa not only unveils dozens of spiritual secrets hidden within the Qur’an, but she does so in an uplifting and gentle way that meets each reader exactly where they are on the path to God. While staying true to classical Islamic theology, A. Helwa’s emphasis on the forgotten teachings of love in Islam has a way of speaking not to just Muslims but to spiritual seekers of all traditions. Unlike your average book on religion that is focused solely on rules and outer practices, Secrets of Divine Love is a motivational and inspiring guide of how to experience the beauty hidden in the heart of the Qur'an and the Islamic tradition from a place of love, passion, and joy. If you have been longing to experience a more intimate and loving relationship with Allah, then this book was written for you.
“So often we are asked where and how one accesses the inner heart of the Islamic tradition — here it is!" ---Professor Omid Safi, Duke University.
Table of Contents :
---Reading with an Open Heart.
Chapter . Allah: The Origin of Love,
---The Mystery of 'Allah'
---The Divine Door is always open,
---Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem: The Spiritual Secrets of God's Mercy,
---The Importance of Divine Justice,
---God's Mercy Gives us More Than we Deserve,
---Allah is Love,
---God Transcends the Human Mind,
---How the Universe points to God,
---Who Created God?
---How to have an Intimate Connection with God,
---Reflection: The Mystery of Breath,
---Reflection : Everywhere you Look, is the Face of Allah.
Chapter . Who Are You?
---Who are You to God ?
---The Infinite Faces of God,
---The Honour of the Human Being,
---The fitra and the Innate Goodness of Man,
---Adam & Eve and the Devil,
---The Power of Gratitude,
---Sin and Forgetfulness,
---Ego; Edging God Out,
---There is No Compulsion in Religion,
---Unwrapping the Gift of Divine Love,
---Life is a Test,
---Jihad for Peace,
---Polishing the Mirror of the Heart,
---Returning to God through Repentance,
---Returning to God through Divine Remembrance,
---God can use You exactly as You are,
---Unveiling your Divine Purpose,
---Reflection : Healing Your Heart through the 99 Names,
---Reflection : Gratitude Journal.
Chapter . The Mysterious World of the Qur’an,
---The Mysterious Power of Recitation,
---The Qur'an is not actually a book,
---The First Word of Revelation : Iqra ?
---The Message of the Qur'an,
---X = God is Unconditionally Merciful,
---Why the Qur'an was Revealed in Stages,
---The Secrets of Alif, Lam, Meem,
---How to Read the Qur'an from the Heart,
---The Transforming Power of Scripture,
---Revelation Meets You Where You are,
---The Power of Metaphors and Symbolism,
---The Healing Vibration of Revelation,
---"Be! And it is"
---Everything is a Manifestation of God's Speech,
---Memorising the Qur'an,
---A Linguistic Miracle and Divine Reminder of Oneness,
---The Qur'an was a Game Charger,
---Reflection : Contemplate the Qur'an with Love,
---Reflection : Healing with Divine Sound.
Chapter . The Spiritual Dimensions of Islam,
---You are Inherently Good,
---Islam : To Surrender in Peace,
---Iman : Walking in Faith,
---Ihsan : Seeking God Everywhere,
---The Stations of Emphatic Love,
---Reflection : Making Every Action into Worship.
Chapter . Tawba: Repent and Return to Unity,
---God's Guidance Begins and Ends with Forgiveness,
---Returning to the Oneness,
---Begin Right Now,
---Transforming Your Temptations into Prayers,
---Turning Toward God,
---The Infinite Power of God's Forgiveness,
---Forgive to Free Yourself,
---How to Repent : The Path to Loving Forgiveness,
---Returning to the Path of Love,
---Reflection : Deeper Dimensions of Tawba.
Chapter . Shahadah: The Ecstasy of Oneness,
---Shahadah, Part 1; "I Testify That There is No God but God"
---Shahadah, Part 2: "I Testify That Muhammad Is The Prophet of God"
---Who is the Prophet, ?,
---Inspiring Stories of the Prophet, ?,
---The Prophet, ?, Reminds us Who we are,
---The Prophetic Light of Wisdom,
---Reflection : La Illaha illa Allah,
---Reflection : Connecting with the Light of the Prophet Muhammad, ?.
Chapter . Salat: How to Tune Into Divine Love,
---Prayer Is for You,
---God Gave the Salat to the Prophet, ?,
---The Secrets Behind the Prayer Rituals : Adhan and Wudu'
---Turning Toward the Kaaba,
---Why Does the Salat have a Set Form?
---The Symbolism of Postures of Prayer,
---Al-Fatiha : The Heart Opener,
---The Celestial Power of Prayer Times,
---The Mystery of Repetition and Remembrance,
---Reflection : Overcoming Distractions During Prayer.
Chapter . Zakat: Giving as an Instrument of God,
---Give without Judgement,
---Zakat : A Divine Tax on your Blessings,
---Your Zakat Does not Belong to You,
---Every Atom of Giving Counts,
---The Science of Giving,
---Give for God's Grace, Not for People's Praise,
---Give like the Sun Gives to the Earth,
---Reflection : Reflecting Divine Light.
Chapter . Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting,
---The Month of Endless Mercy,
---Becoming Receptive to Divine Guidance,
---The Spiritual Stages of Fasting,
---The Outer Fast of the Limbs,
---The Inner Fast of the Senses and Mind,
---The Heart-Centered Fast,
---Laylat al-Qadr : The Night of Power,
---The End is the Beginning,
---Only for the Sake of Allah,
---Reflection : Observing the Illusion.
Chapter . Hajj: A Pilgrimage to God,
---Prophet Abraham : The Father of Monotheism,
---The Mysteries of the Kaaba,
---Mystical Symbolism in the Rituals of Hajj,
---Every Moment is Hajj,
---Reflection : What is in the Kaaba of your Heart?
Chapter . The Spiritual Secrets of Death,
---The Pricelessness of Time,
---Losing a Loved One,
---This is Not Your Home,
---Impermanence and the Hidden Mercy of God,
---Death Unveils the Truth,
---If You Fear Death, This is Why,
---You are Going to Die,
------But You Were Not Made for Death,
---Reflection : Contemplating Death.
Chapter . The Mysteries of Heaven and Hell,
---The Deeper Dimensions of Heaven and Hell,
---Mystical Symbols and Metaphors,
---We Put Ourselves in the Fire,
---We Cannot Predict the Eternal Destination of Others,
---God's Mercy Encompasses All Things,
---Reflection : Reflecting Heaven on Earth.
Chapter . You Are Loved,
---God Loves You Unconditionally,
---You Already Have Everything You Need,
---You Have a Divine Purpose.
------Prayer of Light,
------The 99 Divine Names of Allah,
Dimensions : 23 x 15.2cm.