For The Light of Dawn:
In its long, active life on earth, the Qur’an has defined spiritual life, and the quest to sustain it on daily terms, for billions of people. Now, Threshold Books brings us this superb selection—a book to live with 365 days a year. Camille Helminski’s fresh translations strip time away for English-language readers, bringing us face to face with Meaning. Even the occasional browsers will be struck by the clarity and insight of this Message.
~Michael Wolfe, author of One Thousand Roads to Mecca, and The Hajj, an American Pilgrimage
I congratulate you on this work and think that it will help many people to be introduced to the meaning of the sacred text
~ Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author of numerous books on Islam and Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University
This anthology will give many non-Muslims a helpful insight into the riches of the Koran and the Islamic tradition.
~Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God and Muhammad, A Biography of the Prophet
[This book] comes as a balm for the Muslim heart and soul. This exquisitely beautiful, moving expression of the virtues of the believers in Islam and other religious traditions at their best proves the spiritual unity and harmony of all mankind.
~Muslim World Book Review
Women of Sufism:
“Women of Sufism is a valuable addition to Sufi literature and women’s spiritual studies. Camille Helminski awakens us to the important contribution of women to this mystical tradition.
~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D., author of Sufism, The Transformation of the Heart
In the luminous firmament of Islamic mysticism, none shines brighter than Mawlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi, known in English as Rumi. A wide variety of translations and versions have endeared Mawlana to untold numbers in Europe and North America. Now, through Rumi and His Friends we have an affordable collection conveying the life stories that embody the beautiful poetic teaching. English speaking audiences without access to mawlana’s orginal Persian now can see the poetry and the life side-by-side, deriving maximum baraka from the incomparable Mawlana.
~Professor Omid Safi
Camille Helminski and Susan Blaylock, in these stories of Rumi and his dear ones, have both provided teachers and students with fluidly written gems of wisdom that will have a place on their shelves and next to their pillows long after their classroom doors have closed. Seekers of eternal truths, as well, will find that here, Mevlana is offering them a healing salve for their wounded hearts.
~Professor Alan Godlas