Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with his Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is a former co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at retreats and workshops.
He is the author of Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mullah's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom;Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind; The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam; and coauthor of 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; and Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam.
Jamal's passion lies in interfaith community building. He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition and cultivates a "spaciousness" by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. By authentically and appreciatively understanding other paths, Jamal feels that he becomes a better Muslim. This spaciousness is not about conversion but about completion.
Since 9/11 Jamal has been collaborating with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as the Interfaith Amigos, they tour the country sharing the message of spiritual inclusivity.
Imam Jamal, originally from Bangladesh, has an abiding faith in the power of heart-to-heart connections to encompass differences and dissolve prejudices. He enjoys programs that celebrate life and unity through delight, laughter, and food. He has a private spiritual counseling practice serving individuals and couples, and is available for interfaith weddings and ceremonies. Jamal offers a variety of classes and workshops, including the popular "Blush of the Beloved," a course in spiritual deepening and discernment drawing upon the practices, insights, and wisdom within Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat co-founders of the "Spirituality & Practice -- Resources for Spiritual Journeys" website, recognized Jamal Rahman in their "Living Spiritual Teachers Project," June 2013. Visit their website and follow the links provided to reveal more of Jamal's work: LINK
Jamal's Upcoming Events in the wider community..
Class with Imam Jamal Rahman "Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice & Poetry." Starts Monday March 6th through April 17th. 7--9pm. Cost: $140.00, See Class Information page for more details. Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street Seattle, WA 98107
Interfaith Dialogue for Challenging Times The Pacific NW Interfaith Amigos Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Dave Brown, Rabbi Ted Falcon Tuesday March 14th 7:00pm St John the Baptist Catholic Community 25810 156th Ave SE Covington, WA The dialogue will be enriched by the participation of Father James Eblen, Professor Emeritus of Scripture at Seattle U.
Worship "Sufi Spiritual Practices to Heal and Transform Suffering" with Imam Jamal Rahman 10:00am Sunday March 19th Potluck luncheon follows the morning worship Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street Seattle, WA 98107 www.interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org
Workshop: Understanding Islam & Islamophobia Saturday April 1st 9:30am--3:00pm Quimper UU Fellowship 2333 San Juan Avenue Port Townsend, WA $25.00 per person (bring a brown bag lunch) Register: www.quuf.org
Seder 2017: An Adventure in Universal Spirituality with enrichment from Ann Holmes Redding, Imam Jamal Rahman, and musician Jenny Heutmaker. Wednesday April 12th 6:30--9:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm Ritual begins promptly at 6:30pm) Social Hall of St. Patrick Catholic Church 2702 Broadway E. Seattle $36.00 per person includes ritual meal with main course from Cedar's on Brooklyn with vegan and vegetarian options available Buy Tickets Here
Retreat Sufi Practices to Open Our Heart with Imam Jamal Rahman May 4--7 (Thursday dinner -- Sunday brunch) In this experiential workshop, participants will explore spiritual insights and techniques to cultivate inner spaciousness in order to experience the fullness of our being. Program Fee: $100.00 To Register follow this link. or call 360-376-4526 Indralaya 360 Indralya Road Eastsound, WA 98245 Orcas Island
We have created you from a male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you might get to know one another. —Qur'an 49:13
We believe in God and what has been sent down to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ismail and Isaac and Jacob and their offspring and what was given to Moses and Jesus and all other Prophets by the Lord and we make no distinction between them. —Qur'an 2:136