The Heart's Mirror

The Heart's Mirror

Author: Dana Wellman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781471611834

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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Human kind has developed free from any outside perspective, free from any form of criticism that wasn't self criticism. Now for the first time it has created a mirror to see itself, but hating its own reflection it must shatter that mirror, even at the cost of its very existence.

Mirror of the Heart

Mirror of the Heart

Author: Charles R. Gerber

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899008984

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. An enduring relationship begins with the first step of effective communication. Because of the power of verbal communication, Charles Gerber urges Christians to carefully monitor their speech. He reminds us that communication can be used for either good or evil purposes. Words will ultimately reveal the heart of the speaker. Knowing the tremendous impact spoken words can have on any relationship, Gerber encourages speech that embodies New Testament teachings. Examples from Scripture -- of both positive and negative effects of speech -- clarify the picture of what godly speech should or should not be. Jesus Christ himself is examined as the greatest communicator of the Bible. Christ's teachings and conversations provide a perfect model for all Christians. Engaging anecdotes present the effects of spoken words in a variety of settings. Gerber offers concise, realistic suggestions for improving communication skills and quality in any conversation. Book jacket.

A Map of the Divine Subtle Faculty

A Map of the Divine Subtle Faculty

Author: Mehmet Yavuz Seker

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 9781597848770

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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The heart in the Islamic understanding is the expression of a human being's spiritual existence. It is a Divine gift and Divine subtle faculty bestowed upon humanity. It is a polished mirror reflecting God. Like a general, the heart commands all other bodily organs and faculties, which are its troops, Everything that comes from a human being, whether good or bad, is a product of the heart. Mehmet Y. Seker, a scholar of Sufism and tasawwuf, studies the concept of the heart in the Islamic tradition looking at how it is approached by three prominent scholars and thinkers of Islam: Ghazali, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen. Being the first in English to take as its focus the human heart from an Islamic spiritual, this book comparatively analyzes classical and modern age interpretations and evaluations on the concept and adds to the rich literature of spirituality in the Islamic tradition.

Mirror | Console Her Heart

Mirror | Console Her Heart

Author: Aid to the Church in Need (Ireland)

Publisher: Aid to the Church in Need


Category: Religion


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The Mirror publication is delivered throughout the year at no charge to friends and supporters of Aid to the Church in Need. It offers inspiring stories of change as well as highlighting the many injustices faced by Christians around the world. The Mirror also serves as a tool of evangelisation. It inspires prayer and includes thought-provoking articles to help elevate the reader’s hearts and minds towards God the Father Almighty and towards their less fortunate brothers and sisters in Christ. This issue of the publication includes the following writings: Console Her Heart Josephus and the Jewish Temple The Mother of God Sin and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Legacy of Love Family Apostolate - India A New Pastoral Centre - Burundi A New Presbytery - Peru The Holy Family Nursery - Iraq - Maria Lozano Support for Young Christian Women - Pakistan Biblical Apostolate - Ukraine Supporting Franciscan Missionaries - Ghana The Mediatrix of All Graces The Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer for the Persecuted: Fr. Stan

Tuḥfah Yi- ʻAbbāsī

Tuḥfah Yi- ʻAbbāsī

Author: Muḥammad ʻAlī Sabzvārī

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761838015

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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This book is one of the oldest and most important sources written on the esoteric teachings of Islam from a Shi'ite perspective. It demonstrates the Qur'anic origins of Sufism and its close relationship with Shi'ism. The book is based mainly on the teachings of the Qur'an, Hadith narrations of Shi'ite Imams, and the teachings of earlier Sufi masters. In this lies the uniqueness, authenticity, and strength of the book. Tuhfah yi-' Abbasi is written in a typical prose style of the Safavid period and is replete with Arabic words and phrases. The difficulty and dryness of the style, however, is properly compensated by timely quotation of Prophetic traditions, narrations of the Shi'ite Imams, and Sufi poetry composed by 'Attar, Rumi, Hafiz, Mansur Hallaj, as well as the author. This work conveys a universal message for all human beings, particularly at a time when Sufism and Shi'ism are misrepresented by pseudo-Sufis and extremist Shi'ite, and misunderstood by many readers in the Muslim world and in the West.

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century China

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century China

Author: David Lee

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905876

Category: History

Page: 232

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Liu Zhi (c1662-c1730), a well-known Muslim scholar writing in Chinese, published outstanding theological works, short treatises, and short poems on Islam. While traditional Arabic and Persian Islamic texts used unfamiliar concepts to explain Islam, Liu Zhi translated both text and concepts into Chinese culture. In this erudite volume, David Lee examines how Liu Zhi integrated the basic religious living of the monotheistic Hui Muslims into their pluralistic Chinese culture. Liu Zhi discussed the Prophet Muhammad in Confucian terms, and his work served as a bridge between peoples. This book is an in-depth study of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam within Chinese scholarship that argues his merging of the two never deviated from the basic principles of Islamic belief.

Beats of the Heart

Beats of the Heart

Author: Jeremy Marre

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002644578

Category: Music

Page: 262

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Looks at popular music in Japan, Brazil, Thailand, India, Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and China