Jamal Rahman
Peace from the Perspective of Islam


A Muslim Sufi interfaith minister originally from Bangladesh, Jamal serves at the Interfaith Community Church in Seattle. He is cohost of Interfaith Talk Radio, and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is the author of several books, including The Enlightened Heart of Islam.


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1. Explore the ways in which your own understanding of peace has evolved and matured in your life and that of your community. Is your own experience of peace and peacebuilding in any way linked to interreligious and/or intercultural dialogue?
2. Many Sufis believe that every religious tradition nurtures its own unique form of Sufism. Why do you think mysticism is absent from the religious lives of so many people?

Related Links:
Quotes from the World's Religions on Peace
Video Meditation on Peace


Further Reading:
The Interfaith Amigos
New York Times arcticle on the Interfaith Amigos