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Praise for SecretS of

                                 Divine Love

                  “The  fragrance  of  the  Beloved  permeates  every  passage  of  this
                  magnificent book, gently opening the gates of the heart and inviting
                  the reader into a direct experience of that which the author so
                  beautifully evokes. 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.”
                                     —MIR AB AI  S TARR
                  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

                  “A. Helwa’s book, Secrets of Divine Love, is a magnificent accomplish-
                  ment. 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. She
                  does so with gentleness, kindness, never preachy, and always inviting.
                  Secrets of Divine Love is a beautiful book, and a major contribution.
                  I wholeheartedly recommended it for spiritual seekers of all paths!”

                                       —O MID  SAFI
                         Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University and
                      author of Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition

                  “Here is a manifesto to Love, love of God, God’s love for us, love for
                  ourselves and all of creation, a manifesto to hope and a manifesto
                  against despair. Helwa draws on diverse literary sources and the
                  wisdom of many authors to illustrate universal spiritual teachings
                  . . . Her prose is captivating, poetic and oozing with the passion and
                  vitality that she herself embodies . . . For the reader this book breathes
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