Take a spiritual journey into
THE Heart of Islam and experience
the Love of Allah
"So often we are asked where and how one accesses the inner heart of the Islamic tradition—here it is!" —PROFESSOR OMID SAFI

Take a spiritual journey into

The Heart of Islam
and experience

the Love of Allah

"So often we are asked where and how one accesses the inner heart of the Islamic tradition—here it is!" —PROFESSOR OMID SAFI

ABOUT THE BOOK

You are loved by the Divine exactly as you are in this very moment.

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.

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, 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.

YOU WILL LEARN

Who Allah is and how He
unconditionally loves you exactly
as you are
How to have an intimate
relationship with a transcendent
God
How your distractions during prayer
can help you get closer to God
Why you were created and what
your Divine purpose is
Why death is not the end, but the
beginning of eternal life

How to polish the mirror of your
heart and experience God
everywhere

How to repent in a way that
transforms your sins into good
deeds

How God has already given you
everything you need to reach Him

How to master your ego and
awaken your heart
Why you were made for more than
dying and going to heaven

INSIDE THE CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK

Allah: The Origin of Love

Explore the mysteries of Allah and learn to experience and receive Divine Love in everyday life.

Who are you?

Learn why you were created, who you are, and what your purpose is. Through the words of Allah learn the significance of your rank in creation.

The Mysterious World of the Qur’an

Begin to intimately connect with the Qur’an as we dive beneath the surface of revelation into the ocean of divine love and symbolism.

The Spiritual Dimensions of Islam

Learn to surrender in peace (Islam), walk in faith (Iman), and how to slowly witness the presence of Allah in every moment (Ihsan).

Tawba: Repent and Return to Unity

Experience the power of repentance and learn how to taste Allah’s unconditional love and forgiveness in all aspects of your life.

Shahadah: The Ecstasy of Oneness

Explore the ancient power of La illaha illa Allah and the spiritual significance of following the prophets of God.

Salat: How to Tune into Divine Love

Discover the deeper dimensions of prayer, the spiritual significance of the times of prayer, and learn how to approach Allah through love.

Zakat: Giving as an Instrument of God

Experience how giving increases your blessings, the scientific benefits of being generous, and what it means to give for the sake of Allah alone.

Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting

Explore the spiritual stages of fasting from the fast of your limbs, to the fast of your negative thoughts, and finally the heart-centered fast.

Hajj: A Pilgrimage to God

Explore the many mysteries of the Kaaba and experience the mystical symbolism hidden in the rituals of Hajj.

The Spiritual Secrets of Death

What if death was not the end, but a beginning? Through teaching stories, poetry, and revelation this chapter may change the way you view death forever.

The Mysteries of Heaven and Hell

Explore the deeper dimensions of heaven and hell through spiritual stories and metaphors that awaken the heart and inspire the soul.

You are Loved

This chapter will remind you that you matter, God loves you unconditionally, how you already have everything you need to actualize your divine purpose.
DR. FAWZIA AL-RAWI
Author of Divine Names: The 99 Healing Names of the One Love

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.

OMID SAFI
Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University

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. "Secrets of Divine Love" is a beautiful book, and a major contribution. I wholeheartedly recommended it for spiritual seekers of all paths!

MOHAMMAD KHALIL
Professor of Islamic Studies at Michigan State University

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.

IMAM JAMAL RAHMAN
Author of Spiritual Gems of Islam

Enchanting! The creative way Helwa has integrated her heart knowledge into her understanding of Islam is stunning.

MIRABAI STARR
Author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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.

SEYED MAHDI AL-QASWINI
Educator at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.’ Reach her at: spreadthegoodness@gmail.com

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God Loves you unconditionally
Copyright A. Helwa 2020

God Loves you unconditionally

Copyright A. Helwa 2020