Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

Spirituality & Practice - Resources for Spiritual Journeys has recognized Jamal Rahman for their Living Teachers Project. Read more HERE.

Jamal's book "Spiritual Gems of Islam..." has been selected as one of the best spiritual books of 2013. Read more HERE.

5479L.jpgJamal's newest book is available:
“Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom” 

Spirituality and Practice recognizes "Sacred Laughter of the Sufis..." as one of the best spiritual books of 2014 thus far. Read more HERE.

 

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Imam Jamal Rahman
, a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality and interfaith relations, has been featured in the New York Times, on CBS News, the BBC and various NPR programs. Co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University, he is a former host of Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at conferences, retreats and workshops. www.jamalrahman.com, interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org

His books include: "Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam," "Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith," "Out of Darkness Into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources,"  "The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam," "Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Quran, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart and Mind"  and "Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom."

Jamal offers the morning worship service at Interfaith Community Sanctuary on the third Sunday each month beginning at 10am. View the Sunday Worship page to read about his upcoming service.

Jamal's passion lies in interfaith community building. He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition but cultivates 'spaciousness' by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. Through the process of an authentic and appreciative understanding of other paths, Jamal feels that he is becoming a better Muslim. This spaciousness is not about conversion, but about completion. Jamal has an abiding faith in the power of heart to heart connections to encompass differences and dissolve prejudices.

He offers private spiritual counseling for individuals and couples. Jamal is available for interfaith weddings and ceremonies. He offers a variety of classes and workshops, as well as discernment courses for spiritual development. See more on his personal website: www.jamalrahman.com

See HEALING the DIVIDE webpage here to participate in programs of healing between Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Since 9/11/2001 Jamal has been collaborating regularly and actively with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as The Interfaith Amigos, they travel the country sharing a message of inclusive spirituality. Read more on The Interfaith Amigos website: www.interfaithamigos.com

Read an excerpt from Religion Gone Astray, a "Commentary on Violence" by Jamal Rahman.

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